Are you looking for a more creative way to express your emotions? Maybe you find it hard to talk about the way that you feel? Are you someone who wants to understand the mind-body connection more deeply? Dance/Movement Therapy may be a good fit for you.
What is Dance/Movement Therapy?
Dance and movement have been used therapeutically for centuries by virtually all cultures. Participating in Dance/Movement Therapy can improve clients’ self-awareness and help gain a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness between their body and mind. The use of movement and dance is a powerful tool to facilitate the awareness and integration of physical, mental, emotional, and social experiences.
What if I have never taken dance or am not an athletic person?
No worries! All you need is an open mind and willing spirit. There is no correct way and no judgment. You don’t need any experience at all to benefit from Dance/Movement Therapy.
Who benefits from Dance/Movement Therapy?
Dance/Movement Therapy can be effective for anyone. It is especially helpful for people who have difficulty expressing their emotions in words. It is also great for those who learn best through experiences or think best when they are moving.
What should I expect at a typical Dance/Movement Therapy session?
When you meet with your Dance/Movement Therapist, you will develop goals together. Your therapist will also ask you about the types of activities that you are interested in and comfortable with. Dance/Movement Therapy includes various forms of self-expression and may incorporate music, props, and play.