Carolina Jimenes

Dance Movement Psychotherapist
Barcelona, Spain

About Carolina


English, Portuguese, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Psychology - Clinical Research, Art Theraphy, Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Authentic Movement

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Carolina Jimenes
Posted over 2 years ago
Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education
Please note that Sugata is talking not only about sef-learning, but about peer-learning. It is the process in which the educational work in a small group of children/ teens/ students can led to a better way of learning for all. Accordingly with Sugata, this kind of learning is self regulatory and is better retained in a long run (if you access students after a while).
Carolina Jimenes
Posted almost 3 years ago
What is the impact of Amy Cuddy's body language practice, in cognitive terms?
Carmen, That is a good question. I am a psychologist too and I left my Bachelor thinking the same. And now as a Dance/Movement Therapist (DMT) I think I can manage to think about the links between body &mind. TED Lover has answered part of your question, showing you your implicit knowledge about it, but I would go further with theoretical constructs. First thing, concerning developmental theories: When a child is learning to talk, she/he does it with his/her body. We all had learnt that way. There is no other way of learning to communicate whiteout using our body. We also learn to describe our thoughts by listening to what our caretakers observe from us. "Are you happy"? "Don't be afraid"... The second thing, which is related to this, is the notion of "implicit knowledge", which is a kind of knowledge that complements the verbal/cognitive knowledge. Daniel N. Stern talks about that in his book "The Present Moment in Psychotherapy". Also, in the neuropsychology field, there are many discussions. First, there is the kind of attention that both our hemispheres put in the reality -I recommend another TED Talk in this topic, by McGilchrist (2011, The divided Brain). Then, the work of Varela about enactive approach to perception and learning, and the research about mirror neurons by Gallese. In the DMT field there are a lot of works that try to research the relations between movement, hemispheres /mirror neurons/ enactive approaches and self-evaluation. The American Association (ADTA) has a Journal with excellent articles. For you I recommend the Doctoral Thesis of Diana Fischman about empathy, which is in Spanish and you can access online. Just search for ‘Diana Fischman Empatía’ in Google. It is a huge, complex and inspiring field! Welcome!
Carolina Jimenes
Posted over 3 years ago
Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms
The biochemical "imbalance" is an hypothesis of many mental disorders and of ADHD and was never proved, althought children are being already medicated. Ken is not attributing ADHD to education! He is explaning how this kind of diagnosis and treatment comply with the resistance to change the educational system. He is explaining some of the causes for the lack of attention –which is received with huge resistance (of changing ) from the system, which prefers to ignore the new reality of the kids in this century. There are many other theories and hyphothesis about ADHD (and other mental disorders) besides chemical imbalance, that are not been taken into consideration although cientificaly there are many contributions that don't receive support in the media. Many psychiatrists are not satisfied with the actual situation . I recommend you to read material from Marcia Angell (a Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and former Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine). The fact that studies have shown that children diagnosed with ADHD present a chemical abnormality does not mean it is the one-cause. This is lineal thinking! The reality of those chilren is so complex that it is unethical and imoral to attribute their reality to one specifi brain or gene condition. It is to ignore their social, emotional, familiar and creative life! ADHD is one of many examples of how one hypothesis is taken for granted even without cientifical proof because it fits with society’s and ducational system’s expectations. The colateral effects of the medication (which is tremendous) is not being even considered.