Dance and Movement Therapy
About Dance and Movement Therapy
What is Dance/Movement Therapy?
Dance/Movement Therapy is simply a different way of engaging in the therapeutic experience. Just like talk therapists, dance/movement therapists focus on helping clients connect with their body, heal pain and trauma, improve self-esteem and body image, develop better relationships, and create new options for coping with problems.
Do I need to know how to dance to benefit from Dance/Movement Therapy?
No. Everybody is born with an intrinsic ability to move their bodies and dance. Even if you feel you have lost connection with your body, Dance/Movement Therapy will help you slowly regain awareness and connection with parts of your body from which you have lost touch with.
Is Dance/Movement Therapy effective?
Yes! Research supports the benefit of using somatic and body based therapies for healing from pain and trauma. Giving yourself permission to use your body as an extension of your voice will help you uncover and release deeply held beliefs and sensations that hold you back from living life to its fullest.
Who will most benefit from this type of therapy?
Dance/Movement Therapy is best for individuals who are looking for an alternative to traditional talk therapy. You should consider this therapy if:
You have tried talk therapy and are interested in a different approach that integrates movement with verbal processing
You suffer from chronic pain or illness
You struggle with low self-esteem, body image issues, or an eating disorder
You want a more creative and imaginative approach to therapy
You enjoy activities such as yoga,Tai Chi, meditation, and want to integrate other body-based activities into your wellness plan
Where can I learn more about Dance/Movement Therapy?
Checkout the American Dance Therapy Association for more information about the history and effectiveness of Dance/Movement Therapy.
Can I do Dance/Movement Therapy via teletherapy?
Yes! All you need is an internet connection and a phone or computer. You can use our secure teletherapy platform for your distance appointments.
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“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”
— Marth Graham