Person NameGardner; Chloe E; British movememnt therapist
ForenamesChloe E
EpithetBritish movememnt therapist
HistoryChloƫ Gardner graduated in 1944 from the London School of Occupational Therapy and went on to work at Springfields Hospital, London, in 1945. Previously she had studied concepts of Effort and Space at the Jooss/Leeder summer school in 1931 and then with Rudolf Laban, Lisa Ullmann and Warren Lamb. She too employed Laban movement skills in her work, and in 1950 moved to Friern Hospital, London as Deputy Head Occupational Therapist.

She and Audrey Wethered 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/3/14Chloe Gardner1963-1971
AW/E/3/12Audrey Wethered \ Chloe Gardner \ Miscellaneous1978-1980
DS/B/1757Therapy Through Movement: Integrating the Physical and Psychological Self
AW/F/1/5Woman leading a workshop session1987
AW/F/1/6Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA, 19871987
AW/E/2/3Chloe's information \ File 71977
AW/E/3/7Session Documentation \ Janet and Chloe's Hand out, Extras to the book: Therapy through Movement, Mime Ideas1988
AW/E/6/2Movement and Drama in Therapy \ Audrey Wethered1973-1993
XZK/C2049/3429Laban Art of Movement Guild MagazineMarch 1956
AW/B/2037Therapy Through Movement: Intergrating the Physical and Psychological Self
L/E/41/36Articles about Laban \ Journal of Mental Science \ 'Dance-Mime: A Contribution to Treatment in Psychiatry' by Grace Bainbridge et al.1953
XZB/1810Movement and Drama in Therapy: A Holistic Approach
XZK/C2049/2250Laban Art of Movement Guild MagazineMarch 1960
XZK/C2049/2238Laban Art of Movement Guild MagazineMay 1964
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