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      OPHIA MARTINS known as Selene in the dance world, is an international Somatic Psychotherapist, Neuroscientist, Dancer, and Dance Teacher. Nominated for the One Dance UK's Applied Dance Science Award in 2021 and the IADMS Dance Educator Award in 2022, Sophia has been recognized as a Healthier Dancer Practitioner. Her journey began with postgraduate research on the brain mechanisms behind dance, working alongside a leading researcher in the field. Her work has been published in "Dance Data, Cognition, and Multimodal Communication" and presented at numerous conferences.

  Through her Neuroscience of Dance project and Dance Integrated Healing Method, Sophia offers neurocognitive and dance healing tools. For the past five years, she has supported dancers and teachers globally through individual sessions and workshops, focusing on injury recovery, neurological rehabilitation, memory and equilibrium struggles, teaching techniques, mental well-being, and dance as a healing practice. Her expertise also extends to parents, mental health professionals, and students of dance science.


  Personally, Sophia is a dynamic individual who loves cats, coffee, playing the piano, and writing poetry. She embraces her mixed background, is part of the LGBTIQA+ community, supports the BLM movement, and emphasizes neurodiversity in her teachings as a dyslexic advocate.




March 2022 - September 2022

May 2021 - May 2022

September 2017 - Septmber 2018

October 2011 - July 2014

October 2021 - October 2023

December 2022 - present

Advance Specialisation in Somatic Psychoterapy and Biosynthesis 

CPSB (Acreditted by EAP and WCP)

Life Coaching

Oxford Centre

Neurolinguistic programming coaching

Master coach David Key

Postgraduation in Psychology of Dance

Centro Movimente (MEC acredited)

Masters in Neuroscience - From molecules to mind

University of Glasgow

Bachelors in Psychology & Criminology

Middlesex University (British Psychology Society accredited)

Extra training

October 2022 - December 2022

October 2022 - December 2022

September 2022 - October 2022

January 2021 - October 2022

January 2017 - Jannuary 2017

Couples therapy in psychoteraphy

Dra. Maria del Mar Cegarra Cervantes (DGERT acredited)

Emotional regulation: stress and anxiety

Dra. Maria del Mar Cegarra Cervantes  (DGERT acredited)

Working the 6 structures of character in psychotherapy

Dra. Maria del Mar Cegarra Cervantes (DGERT acredited)

Introduction to Somatic Experience

Trauma Healing (Peter Levine)

Suicide First Aid

Living Works ASSIST

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