Misty Hannah is a Sensory Awareness practitioner and an End of Life Companion with a focus on grief support. She is a fully qualified, registered and insured Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist and Qi Gong/Taiji practitioner. She holds a Masters Degree in Dance and Somatic Well Being from the University of Central Lancashire and is a registered professional member of ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association).
MA with Distinction: Dance and Somatic Well Being (University of Central Lancashire)
Taiji and Qi Gong Instructor certificates, registered with Tai Chi Healthways
Professional Member of the International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association ISMETA
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Sensory Awareness Leader and member of Sensory Awareness Leaders' Guild
Certificate, End of Life Doula, from Red Tent End of Life Doulas
Independent Butoh Dance Artist
2002 - 2019: Founded Envoy: explorations in movement. A movement, dance and research company with a focus on an inquiry into tracing migratory patterns of dance around the world. From 2010 Butoh dance influenced much of her artistic approach.
2016 - 2018: Part of Leaders Group for Sensory Awareness Foundation. Explorations in bringing awareness to bodily sensing as a mindfulness practice. Culminating with workshops in Mexico.
2016 - 2019: Misty volunteered with the British Red Cross as a caseworker for the Mum's Project. Helping to bring support to women who are refugees/asylum seekers who are pregnant when they arrive in Scotland.
2017- present: She continues to offer well being workshops to women refugees who need ongoing support.
2019 - present: Founded Compassionate Accompaniment CIC, not for profit social enterprise and was awarded funding from Firstport
Compassionate Accompaniment embraces what it means to be mindful and present with oneself and others at the same time as we move through life. The word accompaniment can mean a part of a musical composition designed to support other parts. Like music our bodies resonate and are always receiving and emitting vibrations. The attention we give to these vibrations can affect our health and our interconnectedness with the world. - Misty Eve Hannah