Category Archives: Dance Movement Therapy

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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Moving into Being

“If your legs let you down you can still dance with your hands and reach those forgotten parts of living in the process. Rosetta Life at St Michael’s Hospice, Hereford,UK.”

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We walk together

In my work with clients/patients I sometimes use the written word to help process what they are feeling and what I am feeling about working with them. Last year I spent some time working at a residential drug/alcohol rehab center and wrote … Continue reading

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Transference

In Dance Movement Therapy (D/MT) transference and counter transference play a crucial role in the therapy session. Understanding the differing theories of transference, where and how they take place, whether on an emotional, physical, cognitive, or neurological level is an important … Continue reading

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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 hopefullyincludes feed back from the client/patient. If the counselor is trained as a dance movement therapist … Continue reading

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Dance/Movement Therapy: Embodied Parenting

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