Dance Movement Psychotherapy

What is Dance Movement Psychotherapy?

Dance movement psychotherapy (DMP) is an arts therapy that uses movement to give you the chance to work through your emotional difficulties, develop your strengths, and express yourself creatively.

Sometimes, you may find it hard to put difficult thoughts and feelings into words. My role is to help and support you to communicate and express yourself through your movement. You will also have the opportunity to share in words what you have experienced.

How can it help me?

Dance Movement Psychotherapy can help you to:

  • Understand your feelings and behaviours.
  • Learn to understand non-verbal communication through movement.
  • Increase your self-awareness and self-esteem.
  • Enjoy self-expression through movement and play

What do I have to do in a Dance Movement Psychotherapy Session?

The session will often begin with a few minutes to share how you are
feeling, followed by some “warm up” movements. After warm up you may
use props, music, movement or art materials to creatively process your feelings and thoughts.

At the end, there is time for talking about how the movement felt and how it helps us to understand ourselves. Attending the sessions regularly is
important to get the best out of the therapy. Sometimes this may not be
easy, we can talk about this, and find ways to make sure you can attend.

I don’t have dance experience

Don’t worry, you do not need to have experience in dance or the arts to
attend dance therapy. You will not be taught a particular type of dance technique or forced to do any movements that you do not want to do.

The movement comes from your emotions and feelings and you choose
to communicate this non-verbally through movement. I will support you in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, which supports independent emotional growth.

Curious to know more?

Please do complete the ‘Contact Me’ form, for further information surrounding Dance Movement Psychotherapy, 1:1 or group sessions, classes or courses.

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