What is dance movement therapy?
Dance / Movement Therapy is a type of wellness activity that relies on the use performing arts – dance and movement – for the benefit of your physical, emotional, cognitive (perception, memory, thought), and social abilities.
Dance / Movement Therapy is based on the notion of mind–body unity, which means that physical changes and movements can alter your emotional state.
The process of Dance / Movement Therapy, compared to standard dance classes and physiotherapy, involves creative colaboration with your therapist and your internal reflections about this process.
Dance / Movement Therapy can be recommended to:
Dance/Movement Therapy may solve emotional difficulties, internal conflicts and relieve stress, as well as improve the ease of communication, self-awareness, and body acceptance. It may help if you experience intense feelings that are difficult to reveal or discuss, or if you are excessively conscious about your body image, unable to relax, or experience unexplained chronic pain.
Dance/Movement Therapy can be expected to help you shed fear of physical contact, touch, and intimacy, it can provide a safe space to learn how to trust other people. It will be useful if you have lost your confidence and internal sense of strength as a result of injury or traumatic events.
Dance / Movement Therapy is often helpful to those who have experienced recent loss, crisis, or sudden changes in their life situation. You may feel stuck in particular problems, unable to solve persistent challenges, or have a long-running discomfort about your life that is difficult to explain. You may have difficulty in face-to-face communication.
Dance / Movement Therapy will help to: