About Zoë Avstreih 
The Center for the Study of Authentic Movement


 

 

 

 

"As we step fully into

our bodies 

in the present 

moment, we stand 

on the threshold 

of creation."

 -Zoë Avstreih
 
 
 
 

Zoë Avstreih, MS, LPC, LP, BC-DMT, is the founder and director of the Center for the Study of Authentic Movement. She is a pioneer in the development of AM.

She is a member of the Academy of Dance Therapists Registered, a licensed psychoanalyst, a licensed professional counselor, and a full professor/core faculty in the Somatic Counseling Psychology Department at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. She lectures and teaches internationally, and is published widely in the field.

Her publications include: 

"The Body in Psychotherapy: Dancing with the Paradox." (2008) Brilliant Sanity: Buddhist Approaches to Psychotherapy. Kaklauskas, F., Nimanheminda, S, Hoffman, L. & Jack, M. (Eds.). Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press. pp. 213-221.

"Achieving Body Permanence: Authentic Movement and the Paradox of Healing." (2007) Authentic movement: Moving the body, moving the self, being moved. Volume II. Pallaro,Patrizia (Ed.). London: Jessica Kingsley. 
 

"On Synchrony." (2007) Brown, Julie Joslyn, co-author. Authentic movement: Moving the body, moving the self, being moved. Volume II. Pallaro, Patrizia (Ed.). London: Jessica Kingsley.  

"Authentic Movement and Buddhism." (2007) A Moving Journal. Summer, 12(2). 

"Coming Home." (2002) A Moving Journal. Summer, 9 (2).

"Ascending the Ladder: Dreams and Authentic Movement.” A Moving Journal. Spring, 7(1).

"Moved By the Word." (2000)  A Moving Journal. Spring, 7(1).

"Soul Work: An Interview with Zoe Avstreih." (1995)  A Moving Journal. Summer, 2(2)

"The Path of the Shaman: A Metaphor for the Process of Transformation." (1993) Shamanism, Psychotherapy, and Clinical Art. Seoul, Korea: The Korean Association for Clinical Art.