Dance Movement Therapy

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I offer dance movement therapy (DMT) as an alternative way to talking therapy (counselling or psychology sessions). DMT is a body and movement based psychotherapy and creatively explores the body and mind connection. My approach is psychodynamic, person-centred and trauma informed.

 

I provide a safe and confidential space. Individual or group sessions are offered. 

What is Dance Movement Therapy?

Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) is a creative, body movement evidence-based pyschotherapy. DMT focuses on the integration of body and mind. No dance and movement experience is required. More details about dance movement therapy at the Dance Therapy Association of Australasia.

 

DMT helps you to 

  • Discover a connection between body and mind through movements

  • Ground bodily through breathing 

  • Reduce anxiety

  • Understand about yourself better and in a more positively way

  • Provide an opportunity to enhance imagination and creativity

  • Establish a relationship with others

  • Improve communication, motor, gross skills

 

Sessions - What may it look like?

Start with a gentle breathing and warm up. Acknowledge your breaths - may it be long or short, deep or shallow. Let your breath guide you. Allow your body to move. Let your body lead you. Stillnness can be part of your movement. We may use props such as fabrics, ribbons, balls, and objects. Sometimes sounds and voices may accompany us. In the end, verbal or creative reflections such as drawing are offered to connect your bodily experience with the mind. Children's sessions may look differently. Go to the Therapy for Children section. 


Duration of Sessions 

60 minutes for adults / teenagers and 45 or 30 minutes for children. It depends on your therapeutic needs. It is offered weekly at the same time of the same day. 

Specialisations

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Attention Deficient Hyper Disorder

Depression and Anxiety

Loss and Grief

Trauma 

Attachment Issues

Emotional & Behavioural Issues

How do I go about it now? - Go to the Therapy Procedure

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