Category Archives: Dance Movement Therapy

Kinesthetic Empathy: The Keystone of Dance/Movement Therapy

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Seeing facial expressions

Interesting linked story from USA-NPR. “A new study suggests that people actually don’t use (those kinds of) extreme facial expressions to judge how a person is feeling. Instead, surprisingly, people rely on body cues.” This, of course is not a … Continue reading

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Dance/Movement Therapy & Autism: Dances of Relationship

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Dancing

Dancing: the vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music. ~George Bernard Shaw

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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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Yoga can help girls who suffered childhood trauma

As a Creative Arts Therapist who specializes in the body and is a former Yoga teacher this article is not at all surprising. Most therapists who have worked with trauma survivors know that people have a tendency to have some … Continue reading

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