Dance Movement Therapy
“The body says what words cannot”
~ Martha Graham
What is Dance Movement Therapy?
Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) uses movement and dance to explore physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges. It is a dynamic, creative, embodied approach to healing.
Going beyond talking to moving your body helps you to feel and understand yourself in deeper and more tangible ways. Through conscious movement, you can explore your authentic feelings and safely express them without hiding or holding back. You can experience setting healthy boundaries in your muscles and bones, and feel more empowered to set them in other areas of your life.
Dance Movement Therapy is a great option if you do things like…
~ Dance to feel whole, and to connect with yourself and others
~ Choose a yoga class for stress relief and focus
~ Go for a walk to clear your mind and get inspired
~ Hit the gym to release anger or frustration
~ Long to express yourself fully and authentically
Working with relationship issues through movement
We are all affected by relationship issues, which often involve needing clearer boundaries with family, friends and partners. DMT offers a way to physically experience where your boundaries lie and how to strengthen or soften them appropriately. In a DMT session, you will learn several somatic ways to identify the your boundaries and how to communicate them physically and verbally in healthy and respectful ways.
Working with the shadow in Dance Movement Therapy
Most of us have parts of ourselves that we are uncomfortable with or don’t accept. We often hide these from ourselves and from others to avoid pain or criticism. Yet when we deny these aspects of ourselves, we build up physical constrictions in our body and shut down our vibrant life energy. DMT can help you to be compassionate with these areas; to experience where you restrict your energy; and to rediscover your natural body impulses again. You can recover your passionate, embodied energy for your life and relationships.
License # 32733
~ C. Lockwood
What does a dance movement session look like?
“A relationship with my body…”
” I now have a relationship with my body, and can easily find ways to cultivate inner peace, restoration and relaxation…I am now experiencing more pain free days than I have in the last five years…I have more faith in my body’s ability to heal itself…”
~ J. Borhan
~ Delisa Myles, Dance Teacher, Prescott College