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DANCE THERAPY




What is Dance/Movement Therapy? (DMT)

“Dance/movement therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual.”

American Dance Therapy Association, 2014 ( http://www.adta.orgCreative Dance For Children )




Principles of DMT Assessment in DMT Individual Sessions

Movement and dance are seen as forms of communication

Physical enactment of the feelings allow the unconscious material to become conscious

Movement repertoire is a reflection of the individual’s self.

To expand the individual’s movement repertoire promotes a flexible thinking and adaptive behavior.




Goals of DMT

To promote an integrated sense of self

To increase body awareness and movement repertoire

To foster socialization

To promote group cohesion and cooperation among members of the group

To motivate self-expression

To promote internal organization

To develop adaptive behaviors and to decrease inappropriate behaviors

“Dance/movement therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual.”




Assessment in DMT

DMT accesses the patient’s movement repertoire using LMA (Laban Movement Analysis) or KMP (Kestenberg Movement Profile). However, a dance therapist is also trained to understand movement metaphor integrated in the patient’s context.

For more information on these methods you can check

http://www.limsonline.org

http://www.kestenbergmovementprofile.org/home.htm




DMT for Who? -> Children // Teenagers //Adults // Geriatric

For anyone who:

- wants help with emotional issues going on in their lives

- is dealing with a mental disorder and wants therapy

- finds in movement a way to express oneself.

- has tried other therapeutic approaches and nothing else worked.




DMT Where?

Hospitals // Schools // Development Clinics // Nursing Homes Anywhere where we can find a place to move freely.




DMT Sessions

Individual Sessions

Group Sessions

Family Sessions

Couples Sessions