ANNA DUBERG delivers, How Can We Dance Our Way to Better Mental Health?

Anna Duberg (PhD), is a physiotherapist and health sciences researcher from Örebro University in Sweden. She is recognized for her dedication to improving youth health and her research on the stress-reducing benefits of dance. Besides her work as a research supervisor and innovation coach at Region Örebro County, Anna has founded and developed the method “Dance for health.” In her talk, Anna shares her journey from research to reality, and highlights the importance of turning the trend of mental illness in youth. By sharing the key factors in Dance for Health-method (“joy of movement”, “come as you are”, “social inclusion” and “see what you have”), Anna gives inspiration on how dance can be a powerful tool to strengthen health, open up a new way of approaching life, and in the long run, make societal impact. Anna Duberg is a physiotherapist and researcher in Health Sciences at Örebro University, Sweden. Currently, she combines her work as a research supervisor and innovation coach with her own innovation “dance for health”: a dance initiative she developed to improve youth mental health and reduce stress through dancing. Today, this method is widely implemented across Sweden as a cost-effective complement to school health care and has touched the lives of thousands of young people. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organised by a local community. 

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