Dance Movement Psychotherapy works with the understanding that our minds and bodies are interconnected. Our body’s movement can reflect our personality, our thoughts and feelings. By exploring our own self-expression through dance and movement, we can learn about ourselves and others, from the emotions behind our behaviour.
Dance and Movement can help the healing process when words are not enough. Being able to express yourself non-verbally can help clarify what is often difficult to express verbally, and may assist you finding your own voice in the process. It can also help you to creative release difficult emotions and find new ways to approach difficulties you may be experiencing physical and emotionally.
What to expect from a Session?
Dance Movement therapy’s roots are in ancient healing dance/art forms that have been an integral part of our culture and communities worldwide. It is for everyone, and no formal dance experience is necessary to participate. We use everyday movements and natural rhythms to communicate, freeing movement with props and music.
Sessions take place on a weekly basis, and each session is 45 minutes. There are limited spaces for both individual and group work available. Both services require a referral form and an initial assessment period. This will help all parties consider what is most appropriate for you and your needs.
Dance Movement Psychotherapy is specialist psychotherapy provision. Dance Movement Psychotherapists are registered with the ADMP professional board in the UK, which is also a member of the European Association for Dance Movement Therapy (EADMT) and an organisational member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Currently available are DMP programmes for (SEN) Schools, 6th form and youth organisations starting from January 2018. Please contact me for more information, or to discuss your group or individual programmes needs.
There is no form of self-expression that makes us feel more vulnerable than dancing. It is full body vulnerabilityBrene Brown