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Tango therapy book

Neurotango® -Principles of Tango Therapy
by Simone Schlafhorst

The book was written primarily as an official textbook for Tango Therapists at the Academy of the Ruhr-University (Bochum, Germany), however Tango dancers and therapists of all kinds will likely find the book an enlightening account of how and why tango as a therapy offers powerful and transformative results. Tango often affords a uniquely fitting method for those suffering loss of any kind such as: death of a loved one, divorce, the departure of adult children, and cultural loss due to immigration. Tango is in these respects often an intuitive choice.

In the book Simone Schlafhorst explains the nature of exactly how and why mechanisms present in tango can benefit and/or heal on a psychological, social, and neurological levels, as evidenced by scientific studies.

For therapists in areas such as: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychology and dance therapy, this work should be standard for integrating Tango therapy in existing forms or offering it as a stand-alone therapy.

With the aid of the twelve Tango tools and techniques from Argentinean tango, it is specified how tango can be utilized for certain stated goals in different therapies. These include exercises such as: dynamics, dissociation, leading and following, rhythms Vals/Milonga/Tango, improvisation, two axes system, going in a straight line, rotational and diagonal movements (ochos and pivots), and breathing techniques.

In addition to Tango Tools for predominantly motor and neurological applications, the book introduces Tango Therapy exercises for psychological and coaching training. The rules of tango (straight lines, following and leading, dance direction, energy flow) make it easy to interpret the body language of the learner’s current state and where one can make strategic changes. These rules are the basis of tangos improvisational dance movements and are used to redirect the tango student’s undesirable movements.

The book explains the coaching concept „Leading or the power of intention” as example of the process and effectiveness of Tango coaching. This seminar was held two times at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany.

In the chapter “Side Effects: The Psychological Component”, the author gives cautionary guidance on why under inefficient instruction Tango therapy doesn't achieve the planned results. Ineffective results are due also to the specific undesirable emotional and physical habits of the participant. Tango, as an improvisational dance, brings out these habits and encourages relearning of other positive habits. Only well-directed training can change the individual movement and the related emotional state.

The simple and concise explanations make the book worth reading for therapists, dancers, and persons affected with physical, psychological, neurological, or social problems.

In the book, it is shown how Neurotango® Therapy connects the research findings of many natural sciences, medical research, and psychological research.

Recommended retail price: 55,00 Euro.

As soft cover book or e-book now available.
„Neurotango® - The Principles of Tango Therapy” (e-book)
ISBN: 978-3-9822256-7-8
UVP: 55,00 Euro oder 65,00 US$

„Neurotango® - The Principles of Tango Therapy” (soft cover)
ISBN: 978-3-9822256-3-0
UVP: 55,00 Euro oder 65,00 US$

Or you can order the book right here:
Neurotango® (a registrated word mark in Germany)
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+49 (0) 173 740 2000
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Tango Therapy Neurotango ®
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