Category Archives: creative arts therapy

Preferences for group arts therapies

From BMJ Open: Abstract Objectives The arts therapies include music therapy, dance movement therapy, art therapy and dramatherapy. Preferences for art forms may play an important role in engagement with treatment. This survey was an initial exploration of who is interested … Continue reading

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Assessment & Evaluation

A friend commented that it might be hard to evaluate someone who could only move their hands/arms. Basically the same principles apply whether the movement is with legs through the space or being still with a posture, gesture, or moving … Continue reading

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Kestenberg Movement Profile: Tension Flow Rhythms

KMP Movement Analysis is the comprehensive system for identifying psychological, developmental, emotional, cognitive and global health/imbalance through movement observation, notation and interpretation. If the mind, emotions, and body are a closely integrated , mutually interacting system, then it is reasonable … Continue reading

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Neurology of Dance

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The Difference Between “Therapeutic” Dance and Dance/Movement Therapy

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A tree as metaphor

Before I ever got to graduate school to study dance movement therapy I practiced, studied and assisted in a movement based creative arts modality for 20 some years. This modality, called Motional Processing is based on the (Anna) Halprin Method and uses therapy … Continue reading

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Resiliency

In Dance Movement Therapy sometimes we 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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