Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Dennis M. Harvey, and I am the Founder and President of Bee In Motion, a mobile music & movement therapy platform. I established this organization in 2006 because my own health was declining. My doctor told me I had to lose weight and I said, easier said than done. Around the same time, I joined up with Perspectives Corporation. Perspectives Corporation is an agency that supports people with disabilities. I was a volunteer at that point in time. Their occupational therapist was conducting a movement therapy class, which I participated in and I did such a great job, they hired me to conduct the classes after rigorous training. I had an epiphany shortly thereafter… I was all alone with my miniature pit bull, Haze and I started thinking about my doctor’s advice and the realization that I had to incorporate daily exercise in my life. I started thinking that I love doing this class and I should make a business of my own. I scheduled a meeting to discuss my idea with Mike Wilson who was the director of school services at Perspectives Corporation, and Bee in Motion was born. I have been doing this for fourteen years. At the same time, I needed a change in direction because I was not making enough money to support myself. In 2015 Bee in Motion became a 501 (c) (3) entity.
Bee in Motion is a mobile movement therapy workshop, that serves as a means for students and young adults of all abilities to explore self-expression and non-verbal communications through movement and music.
I developed a repertoire of movement exercises that stimulate changes in brain chemistry and effect positive alterations in emotions, thoughts, physical functioning, and behaviors. In my sessions, I facilitate a forty-five-minute workshop that incorporates movement, music, singing, instrument playing and parachute work into a cohesive series of therapeutic exercises that provide sensory stimulation and social inclusion for up to twenty participants.
Based on the understanding that the body, mind, and spirit are interrelated, movement therapy is defined by the American Dance Therapy Association as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration of the individual. At all times, I strive to create an atmosphere of mutual respect and learning regardless of ability. I created Bee in Motion as a vehicle to encourage self-discovery in others and to promote the expression of inner feelings through music and movement.
To bring music & movement to everyone in RI, CT, MA who have a disability. To have these workshops bring peace, joy, and happiness in a “no judgment zone”. Freedom of expression and dancing. Also, to serve as a powerful of example.
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Dennis M. Harvey, and I am the Founder and President of Bee In Motion, a mobile music & movement therapy platform. I established this organization in 2006 because my own health was declining. My doctor…