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ABOUT ME

I help well-being aspirants, health professionals, and performing artists feel comfortable in their body and achieve peace of mind by improving body awareness, movement coordination, breathing, posture, self-regulation skills, and stress and emotion management, so they can optimize their performance and express their joy of living through freedom of movement.
 

I'm a Certified Rolfer®, Rolf Movement®, and HeartMath Practitioner, and Morales Method® Certified Instructor, who moved from Italy to Canada in 2012 and then to California in 2022.

Since my childhood, I have been fascinated by connections. 

I have always been committed to connecting the dots between all the aspects of life and of the human being. For me, integration means the complete expression of our human potential, in harmony with the world around us. 

I have an artistic, scientific, and spiritual background, I am also a certified Mindfulness, Transformation, and Spiritual Life Coach, and the author of books about self-development and spiritual awareness. 

My areas of expertise include Craniosacral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Counselling, Life Coaching, NLP, Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Aikido.

My passion for connections, communication, and neuroscience has brought me to explore the fascinating world of interconnections between our body structure, thoughts, emotions, language, and the perceived environment.

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Following my calling, I become a Craniosacral Therapist first, then I completed my training as a Certified Rolfer® and Rolf Movement® Practitioner from the Rolf Institute®, and I have been keeping working happily as a bodyworker, movement coach, and performer.
In the 1990s I met Philip Beamish (1956 - 2018), a dance teacher and coach of the stars of ballet, and we started a collaboration in order to create and register his method, Beamish Bodymind Balancing®, of which I became a trainer.

 

In 2009 I suffered from neurological issues due to a mild brain injury. I was already using mental imagery, mental rehearsals, and visualization techniques in my bodywork sessions and movement classes. Believing in neuroplasticity, I started playing with all my tools in order to “rewire” my nervous system and achieve complete healing.

Besides finding benefits in using the techniques I'd learned from the HeartMath Institute a few years before, I started exploring and creating routines and new exercises and strategies based on sensory-motor imagery and breathing awareness. I believed strongly that, by drawing from my inner, deepest resources and by integrating all the tools I already had at my disposal in a new way, I could restore the damaged neural networks and come back to full functionality. And so I did it.

After my recovery, I created the Move In Mind™ method supported by my husband, Davide Pierini, a passionate neuropsychologist.

I started to apply Move In Mind to my clients, achieving extraordinary results both in the fields of movement performance and rehabilitation. Move In Mind is based on the principles of Rolfing Structural Integration® and Beamish Bodymind Balancing®, developed in the frame of the most recent discoveries in the world of neuroscience. It is a revolutionary method aimed at making gravity the best resource, instead of a challenge.

Between 2017 and 2018 I suffered from invalidating symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). I turned this challenge into a productive exploration and I spent a sabbatical year optimizing Move In Mind, which was also a very consistent way to recover, fast and completely.

 

This is why I decided to create an online course (for those who want to improve their posture and movement performance, reduce the risk of injury, or support their recovery process) and a Certification program (for professionals), to benefit as many people as possible.

MY CREDENTIALS

Training, education & professional experiences
Training & Education
  • The Resilient Heart™: Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath Certification (Boulder Creek - California, US)

  • Morales Method® Certified Instructor (San Francisco, California, US)

  • Mindfulness Life Coach Certification at Transformation Academy (Florida, US)

  • Therapeutic Art Life Coach Certification at Transformation Academy (Florida, US)

  • SourcePoint Therapy®, Level I & II, Leipzig (Germany)

  • Rolf Movement® Practitioner Certification at European Rolfing Association, Munich (Germany)

  • Rolfing® Structural Integration Practitioner Certificate at European Rolfing Association, Munich (Germany)

  • Public Speaking & NLP™ Trainer Certification at The Society of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Orlando (Florida, US)

  • Diplôme en Counselling & Coaching et Diplôme de Spécialisation en Psychothérapie Analytique at Universitée Européenne “Jean Monnet”, Bruxelles (Belgium)

  • Advanced Certification in Cranio-Sacral Therapy & Somato-Emotional Release at Upledger Institute, now "Accademia Cranio-Sacrale", Trieste (Italy)

  • Music Composition studies & Degree in Piano at Conservatoires of Music “G. Rossini” (Pesaro), “A. Boito” (Parma), F. Morlacchi”( Perugia), Italy

  • School Teacher Certificate at Teachers’ Training State School “M. Valgimigli”, Rimini (Italy)

  • Master of Art School Certificate at State Art School, Urbino (Italy)

  • Mime & Theatre with Brigitte Morel & Kuniaki Ida (Jacques Lecoque International Theatre School, Paris, France, & 'Paolo Grassi' School of Dramatic Art, Milano, Italy)

  • Burlesque with the Arabesque Burlesque Academy of Montreal, Canada

  • Butoh Dance with Laura Cadelo

  • Floor Barre & Beamish Bodymind Balancing technique with M° Philip B. Beamish (Aterballetto, Reggio Emilia, Italy)

  • Indian Dance with Savitri Nair, Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venezia, Italy

  • Vocal Experimentation with Germana Giannini and Michico Hirayama 

  • Aikido with M° Guglielmo ‘Mimmo’ Masetti 

  • Yoga, T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Meditation with various masters, teachers, and instructors 

  • Contemporary Dance with Luisa Casiraghi

  • Theatre & Dance with Marco Baldazzi (Arabesque Dance Centre, Rimini, Italy)

Main professional experiences as a Teacher, Coach & Trainer
  • Currently: Morales Method Move In Mind® Practitioner, an Instructor of the Morales Method® Move In Mind™ Certification Program addressed to personal trainers, movement instructors, coaches, athletes, and professionals in the fields of bodywork, physical education, and performing arts (acting, dancing, singing, circus, etc.). 

  • 2017 - 18: Rolfing Structural Integration® practitioner, movement coach  & trainer at Adaptive Bodywork, instructor of "Move in Mind - Intrinsic Sensory Integration"

  • 2012 - 13: Teacher of the Courses "Move In Mind Sensory-Motor Imagery training, communication in (re-) education to perception and movement: Rolfing ® S.I. addressed particularly to clients with an acquired nervous system injury", training courses addressed to Rolfers who want to deepen the worth of language integrating in their practice motor imagery training (Vetan, Italy - Boulder, CO, USA).

  • 2012: Teacher of the Course "Move-in Mind" - Sensory-Motor Imagery training: how to use words to create mental imagery activating sensory-motor networks" addressed to personal trainers, coaches, teachers of dance, theatre, music, physical education and athletics.

  • 2010 - 2012: Beamish Bodymind Balancing Trainer of Trainers

  • 2010: Movement coach and trainer for "Arti di Eris" Theatrical Company directed by Paola Corti

  • 2009 - nowadays, teacher of the Training Course “The Listening Touch - Touching with words and dialoguing with contact: the power of sensory-motor imagery, touch and communication” addressed to health practitioners, therapists, personal trainers, coaches, teachers of dance, theatre, physical education and athleticism

  • 2008 - nowadays, teacher of Courses on Health & Communication, about the impact of mental imagery & touch techniques, the benefits of quality physical contact, the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication in therapeutic relationships

  • 2007, teacher of the Training Course “Con-tatto (Con-tact): the listening touch in support relationships” for Infant and Maternity Department of the Beauregard Hospital, a course designed for obstetricians, nurses and child welfare officers in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Neonatal Pathologies and in the Nursery, and for obstetricians working within the area for the Aosta Local Health Authority (Italy)

  • 2006, teacher of the Course “Intercultural Communication for nurses from countries outside the EU” working within the Hospital district of Asti (Italy)

  • 2005 - nowadays, Body-Mind Integration Techniques practitioner & Beamish Bodymind Balancing® Instructor for personal trainers, sports & dance teachers and coaches (Europe, Canada)

  • 2005 - 07, teacher of Stress Management Courses for the control and self-control of stress in Hospital life & Touch and Massage techniques Courses instructor (listening touch & craniosacral therapy), recognized by ECM (Continual Education in Medicine) and promoted by ‘Keiron - body, mind, emotions, environment’ center.

  • 1998 - 1999, Professional follow up course teacher for nurses and ward sisters on the subject: “Single and group wellbeing – body-mind techniques to improve the relationship among sanitary operators towards the patients”, Oncology and Surgery Departments in the Hospital of Aosta (Italy)

  • 1992 - nowadays, breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques trainer; dance, movement and body-mind techniques instructor; teacher of courses on breathing & imagery in stress & pain management; body-mind & movement education techniques practitioner, in various Dance Academies & Schools and Health Care, Well-Being & Sports Centres (Europe)

  • 1990 - 99, school teachers' trainer of courses about body-mind interconnection techniques, creativity, movement education, verbal and non-verbal communication, emotional & stress management, personal wellbeing, social skills - Emilia-Romagna School District (Italy)

​Main professional experiences as a Performer & Movement Coach (Theatre - Cinema - TV)
  • Since 1998 to nowadays: Performer (dance, theatre, mime, storytelling) in private and corporate events

  • 2019: Creator and Performer of the One-Woman show "The Treasure Chest", performed in various venues in Italy and Canada, and filmed in Montreal, Canada.

  • 2018: Performer (dancing, acting) in the show "Le Jardin Suspendu" directed by Hélèna Courteau, Toulèsarts Productions, St. Eustache

  • 2018: Creator and Performer of the show "The Faerie Code" inspired by the same title book, performed in various venues in Italy and then in Montreal, Canada.

  • 2012 - 2015: Performer (singing, dancing) and Movement Coach with the Vocal Ensemble "Extravaganza" directed by Norman Robert Boie (Montreal)

  • 2014: Performer (singing, dancing) and Movement Coach in the show "Portraits" directed by Alessandro Mercurio, with the Vocal Ensemble Extravaganza directed by Norman Robert Boie (Montreal, Cinéma Impériale)

  • 2013: Performer (singing) and Movement Coach in the show "Homogénies" directed by Paul Belair, with the Vocal Ensemble Extravaganza directed by Norman Robert Boie (Montreal, Theatre St. Denis)

  • 2013: Dance performer in the solo "A Long Walk Home" (music by Peter Gabriel), Montreal (QC, Canada)

  • 2010 tour: Performer (dance, mime) with Paola Corti (actress) in “Mater Valle”- wood & fire, water, wind, earth in different locations and theatres of Aosta Valley (Italy) and performer (dance, mime) in "Entre Glace et Neige – Far East Tales" with Paola Corti (storytelling), Aosta (Italy), with ‘Arti di Eris’ Theatrical Company directed by Paola Corti

  • 2010: Performer (dance, mime) in the videos “Dance with the Sword” made under the auspices of the Regional Department of Education and Culture, Superintendence for Cultural Property and Activities, Aosta Valley (Italy).

  • 2010: Movement coach and trainer for "Arti di Eris" Theatrical Company directed by Paola Corti

  • 2009: Performer (dancer, mime, actress)" with Paola Corti (writer, actress) in the season "Chateaux en Musique", Aosta Valley (Italy) with ‘Arti di Eris’ Theatrical Company directed by Paola Corti

  • 2007: Performer in "Long Walk Home" - Studio per Solo (music by Peter Gabriel), integrating choreography and improvisation into the dance, performed in Rome and Aosta (Italy)

  • 1997 - 98 tour: Movement Coach and trainer of the Company, actress and dancer in Shakespeare’s "Sogno d'Estate" ("A Midsummer Night's Dream") and "Tempesta" ("The Tempest" in the role of Ariel), both directed by Gianluca Reggiani, 'Animaludi' Theatrical Company, Rimini, Italy

  • 1996: Co-creator & Performer (actress, dancer) in the shows "Il Baule dei Suoni" & "Colori" with Alessia Canducci, Compagnia del Serraglio (Italy).

  • 1995: Astrologer and Tarologist for the stars of show business in the TV Show "Roxy Bar" directed by Red Ronnie, Videomusic 

  • 1994: Actress and pianist in the role of the Pianist in the movie "Troppo Sole" directed by Giuseppe Bertolucci, La Banda Magnetica Production (Italy)

  • 1991 - 92 tour, Movement Coach & Performer (actress, singer, and joint composer of the music) in "Con fervido zelo" by and with Sabina Guzzanti (1992 Aristofane Award, AGD Productions, Italy).

Explore my personal website and find out more about me and my passions
www.monica-canducci.com
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