Category Archives: Dance Movement Therapy

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect … Continue reading

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Does Animal-Assisted Therapy Help Adolescents With Psychiatric Problems?

Can animal-assisted therapy can help adolescents who are in hospital because of an acute psychiatric crisis? A randomized controlled trialĀ investigates. The study, conducted by a team of researchers led by M.C. Stefanini of the University of Florence, randomly allocated patients … Continue reading

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Transformation of the Ordinary

Dance/movement therapy (DMT) can be an avenue for creating a symbolic transformation of individual, or community experience. DMT can use the same characteristics of weight, balance, and dynamics as do everyday actions such as walking, working, playing, or communication. Out … Continue reading

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How Your Body Affects Your Happiness

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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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Healing from Childhood Trauma

Studies on neuroplasticity have become increasingly popular in the last several years. It was once thought that our brain was fixed and unchanging once we enter adulthood. Research throughout the last few decades has determined that in fact, our brain … Continue reading

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