Tal Shafir, PhD


Lecturer, Graduate School of Creative Arts Therapies

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Tal Shafir PhD, DMT received her dance teacher diploma from the Haifa Dance Center, which was directed by Lia Schubert, and her dance-movement therapist certification from University of Haifa, Israel. After several years of teaching dance and working as a dance-movement therapist with neurologically impaired children and the elderly, she pursued graduate degrees at University of Michigan, School of Kinesiology and completed a Masters in movement science and a PhD in neurophysiology of motor control. While working as a research investigator at the University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Shafir's research focused on movement-emotion interaction, its underlying brain mechanisms, and its translation into motor interventions for depression.

Tal's TEDx Talk - How Your Body Affects Your Happiness






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