Motion release group

Motion release is a mind and body practice which blends third wave cognitive psychology, humanistic therapy, mindfulness and dance therapy.

It is a holistic approach that sees physical and psychological movement as interlinked and aims to help you reconnect to your mind, body and soul with openness and curiosity.


What are the main objectives of the sessions?

  • Express, release and process thoughts and emotions in playful and creative ways
  • Learn grounding techniques to manage the symptoms of anxiety
  • Improve your confidence in group settings
  • Explore ways to energise your body and better manage symptoms of depression
  • Develop a better relationship to your body
Group Therapy

What to expect in your sessions

During a motion release group session, you’ll practice both verbal and movement exercises to help express and release emotions in the body. The sessions will also include music to inspire different types of dance/movement and to help you tap into your emotions.


The group setting offers a safe space – and sharing environment – to connect to your body while building on empathy, compassion and gratitude.

Frequently asked questions

Motion release is an inclusive practice – this group is open to everyone. Participants of all abilities are free to move within their own range.
No dance skills are required – just a willingness to explore your own dance/movement that comes from within.
This is a 6-week in-person course which runs fortnightly. Each session lasts 1 hour 15 mins.

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Dr Elena Touroni

Dr Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced consultant psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector.

Having obtained a first degree in Psychology (BSc) at the American College of Greece, she completed her doctoral training at the University of Surrey. Dr Touroni is highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, substance misuse, personality disorder, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, adjustment disorder and relationship difficulties. She works with both individuals and couples and can offer therapy in English and Greek.

Dr Touroni has held a variety of clinical and managerial positions including as Head of Service in the NHS. Further she has held academic positions for the University of Surrey and the Institute of Mental Health lecturing on specialist postgraduate Masters and Doctorate programmes.

She is trained in several specialist therapeutic approaches such as schema therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). As well as holding a variety of NHS positions, Dr. Touroni is the co-founder of a private practice in Central London that has been a provider of psychological therapy for all common emotional difficulties including personality disorder since 2002. She is the founder and one of two directors of The Chelsea Psychology Clinic.