So What is Dance/Movement Therapy?

The American Dance Therapy Association defines dance/movement therapy (DMT) as “ the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive and physical integration of the individual.” DMT allows us to explore movement and body language as it relates to your communication skills, emotional awareness and expression, behavioral management/impulse control, and general functionality in your day to day life. DMT can also provide you with a creative outlet to express that for which words are not enough. It allows us to examine not just how your mind understands but how also how your body feels and experiences. Broadening your awareness of this mind-body connection often results in greater therapeutic insight, ability to apply new behaviors and skills to your life, and lasting positive change.

Find out more about dance/movement therapy and research on the efficacy of DMT.

With trauma as a specialty, check out how I have used DMT to support our veterans and PTSD awareness.

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