What is dance/movement therapy?
Based on the empirically supported premise that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected, the American Dance Therapy Association defines dance/movement therapy as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual.
Dance/movement therapy is:
- Focused on movement behavior as it emerges in the therapeutic relationship. Expressive, communicative, and adaptive behaviors are all considered for group and individual treatment. Body movement, as the core component of dance, simultaneously provides the means of assessment and the mode of intervention for dance/movement therapy.
- Is practiced in mental health, rehabilitation, medical, educational and forensic settings, and in nursing homes, day care centers, disease prevention, health promotion programs and in private practice.
- Is effective for individuals with developmental, medical, social, physical and psychological impairments.
- Is used with people of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds in individual, couples, family and group therapy formats.
My mission is to guide you into the fullness of your being through dance/movement psychotherapeutic interventions, allowing you to create new patterns of connection, understanding, healing, and growth. Focusing on the body/mind connection, together we create a safe space for you and your needs. My approach is creative, compassionate, and grounding. I look forward to the places we will go. To assist in the adventure of unearthing and re-inhabiting what is inherently ours-our whole body/mind/spirit selves-is one of my greatest purposes. As one pays attention and gives attention, the layers of self are unearthed. In this process one also reweaves back into the fabric of life.
*Individual Dance/Movement Psychotherapy
*Supervision-Individual or Group for Dance/Movement Therapists
*Ritual Dance Workshops
Please contact Nada at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss or make an appointment
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