For over a decade, presenters Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of the Mindful Child (Free Press, 2010) and Suzi Tortora, author of Dancing Dialogue (Brooks, 2005) have worked to integrate contemporary dance movement therapy techniques with classical mindfulness practice. The result is a well-established set of playful, active, mindfulness-based activities that are incorporated into the Inner Kids school-based program.

In honor of Infant Mental Health Week... Rock with Me! Babies From Around the World Lead the Dance! presents a Dancing Dialogue of attuned connection based on the Embodied Parenting Program developed by Dr. Suzi Tortora.
Supported by numerous photos from her work with parents and infants all over the world, Dr. Tortora explains the concept of "embodied parenting." Drawing from interpersonal neurobiology and dance/movement therapy, she shares why attuned nonverbal communication between parent and child is crucial to infant mental health and how dancing is needed in this world now more than ever.