Category Archives: creative arts therapy

Dance Movement Therapy at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA

Great video about what Dance Movement Therapy is and how its done in a Medical setting with children.

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Assessment and evaluation

In therapy at some point the counselor will engage in an assessment/evaluation  process that generally involves examining how the therapy sessions are going and hopefully includes feed back from the client/patient. If the counselor is trained as a dance movement … Continue reading

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Movement Therapies May Aid Those with Schizophrenia

Interesting post from Psych Central: A study using a procedure called the “rubber hand illusion” has found new evidence that people experiencing schizophrenia have a weakened sense of body ownership. It has also produced the first documented case of a … Continue reading

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What is Dance Movement Therapy?

According to the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA): Based on the understanding that the body and mind are interrelated, dance/movement therapy (D/MT) is defined as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration of … Continue reading

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8 Essentials for Recovery from Addiction

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Resiliency

In groups I sometimes work with the idea of resiliency. Resiliency ….. What does it mean to be resilient? Bounce back, bounce off of, withstand, remain standing. Is it a part of our hereditary, our inborn temperament? Perhaps it’s a … Continue reading

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Stress and movement

Stress can be indicated when a person becomes stuck/frozen or stopped in a bodily movement that can be described as either gestural, ( movements isolated to parts or part of the body) or postural ( movements carried constantly through the … Continue reading

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