The Somatic Practice and Chronic Pain Network brings together researchers from dance, health and digital design as well as people living with pain to explore chronic pain management. In particular, it focuses on a group of dance and movement approaches called ‘somatic practices‘.
The network is organising events to share knowledge and develop ideas, working with multiple partners to do this. We also publish articles, blogs and other resources, along with sharing practices on dance, somatic practices and chronic pain.
The network is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK to create a series of small scale events and research exchanges. We aim to grow larger scale research projects and events in future.