According to the American Dance Therapy Association, dance/movement therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual.

 

In dance/movement therapy, movement (i.e. posture and gesture) is the therapeutic tool used to process feelings and emotions.  The client is encouraged to experience, observe, and process their behaviors and thoughts using body and mind.  The dance/movement therapist uses cues from her own body as well as from the client's to create interventions in the therapeutic relationship. 

 

This holistic alternative to talk therapy is a wonderful way to express oneself especially when cognition is compromised.  Dance/movement therapy transcends verbal communication and connects the persons mind, body, and soul. 



Benefits of dance/movement therapy include:

Facilitate self-awareness

Enhance self-esteem

Reduce anxiety

Encourage reminiscing

Maintain and/or increases mobility

Enhance body-mind connectivity

Focus on non-verbal communication

Enhance emotional and physical wellbeing


When you consider that 80% of communication is non-verbal, why wouldn't you want to consult a dance therapist?


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