Joy Superpowers – Episode 10 – Dance, Movement and Wellbeing with Erica Hornthal

Podcast Recap

In episode 10 of the Joy Superpowers podcast, I’m talking with Erica Hornthal about the Joy Superpower of dance, movement and wellbeing. Erica is known as the therapist who moves you and is a board-certified dance/movement therapist and licensed clinical professional counsellor. Erica is also the founder and CEO of Chicago Dance Therapy and creator of the Dance Therapy Advocates Summit. Erica understands that the body, mind, and spirit are interconnected and that life is experienced through movement. Her approach allows each client to express their feelings, experiences, and ideas, with their whole body.

During the episode, we discuss topics such as:

– Everything about Dance Movement Therapy: What is it, health benefits

– Connection of Music and Dance: how do they influence each other

– Connection of mental health and body

To learn more about our conversation and to have some extra reading on the Joy Superpower of Dance, Movement and Wellbeing, check out our blog here. For more information about the work Erica is doing, please visit  

About the podcast:

The Art and Science of Joy Podcast is all about inspiring people to live more joyfully, so if you’re seeking a bit more joy in your own life or seeking to bring some more joy to the lives of others then this podcast could well be for you! In our second podcast series, Joy Superpowers, we’ll be going through one superpower per week that you can use to live a more joy-filled life.

In each episode, I’ll be inviting an expert on a particular Joy Superpower to share their words of wisdom, as we take a look at the science behind the superpower, and explore how you can apply the superpower in your own life.

Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram at @theartandscienceofjoy as we continue to explore the Joy Superpowers and join the conversation. We’d love to hear your thoughts with the hashtag #joysuperpowers

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The Art and Science of Joy host

Andrew Cannon

Andrew has spent his career building a deep understanding of people’s values, attitudes and behaviors in order to help business people make better decisions. Over the last few years, Andrew has used this knowledge and his research skills to deep-dive into the art and science of joy.
Andrew’s journey in business has taught him many lessons about leadership; about the importance of purpose and people, as well as profits, and about the role joy can play in companies to elevate both personal and business success.