Person NameWethered; Audrey G (1903-2001); British movement therapist
ForenamesAudrey G
EpithetBritish movement therapist
ActivityAudrey Wethered (1903-2001) initially studied at the Royal Academy of Music where she was awarded an LRAM, but then went on to train as a private pupil with Rudolf Laban, whom she met in 1953, at the Art of Movement Studio. She also studied with Lisa Ullmann, Warren Lamb and Marion North. Drawing on the work of Laban, Wethered's work focused on the use of movement principles in therapy with a range of client groups: psychiatric patients, people with learning disabilities, patients undergoing psychotherapy and depth analysis, and psychotic and maladjusted children.

She and Chloe Gardner sometimes worked together as professional therapists and as lecturers in movement therapy training. One major area of their work together was with three Sesame projects: working with schizophrenics at the Goodmayes Hospital, Ilford (1970), disturbed adults at the Leavesden Hospital, Hertfordshire (1972), and with autistic children at the Smith Hospital, Henley (1974). Although neither was trained in Sesame teaching methods, the studies were run and documented as Sesame projects. In another major joint project, Wethered and Gardner were visiting tutors at Cleveland University Summer School (USA) in 1987, where they gave lectures, classes and demonstrations on the use of movement principles in therapy. In 1973 Wethered published 'Drama and Movement in Therapy' (London: MacDonald & Evans); the second edition of which, entitled 'Movement and Drama in Therapy' (London: Jessica Kingsley, 1993), had a foreword by Chloƫ Gardner. They co-authored a chapter in 'Therapy Through Movement' (Lorraine Burr ed., Nottingham Rehab Limited, 1986).
SourceCollection level description for the Audrey Wethered and Chloe Gardner Archive (AW).
AW/E/5/7Rhythms, Floor, Dalcroze \ Langle Rise 19481948
AW/E/3/4The Art of Movement in Health and Illness1954-1985
AW/E/3/13Lectures, Writings and Biographiesn.d.
AW/E/3/10How to Listen and Choose Music1972-1973
AW/E/3/8Autobiographical Paperwork1974-1995
AW/E/3/5Sesame Principles1972-1986
AW/E/4/7Music Dances \ File 41958-1963
AW/E/1/5Theses of students on Sesame course \ Kingston, Princeton College1973-1974
AW/E/1/2Details of sessions \ Sesame Drama Group/Research Project / Goodmayes Hospital, Ilford / 1968-19691968-1973
AW/E/3/3Cleveland \ Ohio Course \ 19871957-1987
AW/E/3/14Chloe Gardner1963-1971
AW/E/2/8Laban Workshop 1985-19881985-1988
AW/E/1/1Drafts for: Introducing Practical Sessions by Audrey Wethered \ Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA \ 19871987
L/E/39/37Therapy \ Audrey Wethered \ Manuscripts \ 1 of 21954
AW/E/5/6Rhythms, Standing and Sitting \ Langle, Rise 19481948
AW/E/7/10Healing Ministry1990-1991
AW/E/1/4File 61975
AW/E/1/7The Elements of Movement and Drama Therapy with Psychiatric Patientsn.d.
AW/E/1/10Laban Centenary Symposium / Sesame Centenary Festival1979
AW/E/1/9Set of lectures as introduction to practical sessions \ Cleveland State University, Ohio, 19871987
AW/E/4/4Laban Workshops in Barnet1989-1992
AW/E/3/2Cleveland Talks1987-1988
AW/E/2/6Lectures File 11972-1981
AW/E/3/6Work for the course at the Laban Centre, Early Report on the work, Basic Movement Themes, Space Harmony, Excercises1974
AW/E/3/15Veronica Sherborne Films1971-1973
AW/E/5/3Dance Styles \ Dance, Drama, Movement \ Private Sessions with Laban \ Basic Movement, Movement Direction, Observation and Notationn.d.
AW/E/3/12Audrey Wethered \ Chloe Gardner \ Miscellaneous1978-1980
AW/F/1/2Group of women moving in a workshop session1987
AW/E/5/1Notation Notebooksn.d.
AW/E/3/11Notes on work with Laban \ Tobi Brettelln.d.
AW/E/4/5Movement Ideas & Rough Notes1948-1972
AW/E/4/6Thesis \ Courses \ File 81954-1985
AW/F/1/4Group of people doing floorwork in a workshop session1987
AW/F/1/1Woman banging a drum and a group of women responding through movement1987
AW/F/1/3Two women working together in a workshop session1987
AW/E/5/9Sessions: J. Friedrich, Dalcroze Therapy Eurythmicsn.d.
DS/B/1757Therapy Through Movement: Integrating the Physical and Psychological Self
AW/E/5/4R. Laban Private Sessions \ Harmony, Space Harmony, Audrey Wetheredn.d.
AW/E/5/5Private Sessions with Laban1953-1954
L/B/98Drama and Movement in Therapy: The Therapeutic Use of Movement, Drama and Music
XZK/C2049/2249Laban Art of Movement Guild MagazineNovember 1959
AW/F/1/5Woman leading a workshop session1987
AW/E/5/11Lilian Baylis School: Themes, Sequences, Conferences and Courses1947-1964
AW/F/1/6Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA, 19871987
AW/E/5/13Educational presentation Staff and Studentsn.d.
AW/E/7/7Open Case Studies1980s
XZK/C2049/2239Laban Art of Movement Guild MagazineNovember 1964
XZK/C2049/3434Laban Art of Movement Guild MagazineNovember 1958
AW/E/2/2Various writings on Movement Drama \ Movement Awareness \ Body Image Observation \ 2 of 21960-1987
AW/E/2/1Various writings on Movement Drama \ Movement Awareness \ Body Image Observation \ 1 of 21978-1987
AW/E/2/3Chloe's information \ File 71977
AW/E/2/7Laban Centenary Symposium1979
AW/E/3/7Session Documentation \ Janet and Chloe's Hand out, Extras to the book: Therapy through Movement, Mime Ideas1988
AW/E/5/8Laban Studio 1953/1954 Educational Presentation1953-1954
AW/E/5/12Basic Movement Session taken by members of staff \ Dance and Movement Inventionn.d.
AW/E/6/1Dances Choreographed by Audrey Wethered1966
AW/E/6/3Courses: Dance and Movement Notes, 1968-19701968-1970
AW/E/6/5Courses: Dance and Movement Notes, 1973-19751973 - 1975
AW/E/1/3File 5n.d.
AW/E/5/14Private Sessions Laban, W.Lamb, G Stephenson1954-1960
L/E/39/38Therapy \ Audrey Wethered \ Manuscripts \ 2 of 229 April 1954
AW/E/7/1Sesame Project with Autistic Children at Smith's Hospital, Henley1973-1976
AW/B/2037Therapy Through Movement: Intergrating the Physical and Psychological Self
AW/E/4/1Various Courses (1 of 2) \ File 91968-1975
AW/E/3/1Comments of students on various courses1972-1977
AW/E/5/10Eurhythmics: Mrs McReeman, Mrs James, Withymead Centre Course, Lilian Baylis School1953-1954
XZB/1810Movement and Drama in Therapy: A Holistic Approach
AW/E/1/8Leavesden Project1972-1973
AW/E/2/4Sesame Training Course: Students 1972-19881972-1988
AW/E/5/2Laban Lectures \ G. Stephenson Conflict etc, Students Themes, Observation Marion North, Records & Sheet Music1954
AW/E/6/4Courses: Dance and Movement Notes, 1971-19721971-1972
AW/E/4/2Various Courses (2 of 2) \ File 91974-1983
AW/E/4/3Lists of courses tutored by Audrey Wethered1975-1985
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