Sometimes words alone are not enough to express the totality of experience. Dance has an inherent therapeutic quality. It is a source of celebration and release, a reflection of our inner worlds , which helps us express what we could not in words.
Dance Movement Psychotherapy is defined as ” the psychotherapeutic use of movement and dance through which a person can engage creatively in a process to further their emotional , cognitive , physical and social integration” (ADMT UK , 1977). This form of therapy is based on the premise that mind and body are inseparable, and that the body has the capability to mirror mental experiences. A dance movement psychotherapist works on the physical symptoms of the client to discover and work through his/her emtional and social conflicts. The therapy is aimed towards the wholistic growth and development of the individual through the integration of various aspects of functioning. Therapy sessions have a distinctive quality of being fun, creative and simple while helping the individual every step of the way.
Dance Movement Psychotherapy centre offers a wide range of modalities for those who are fit and well as well as those who are vulnerable to illness, stress or difficult circumstances.The therapy focuses on using movement only as a means of expression and is not about performing as a dancer, or a ‘good mover’, or being ‘coordinated’.
At the Dance Movement Psychotherapy Centre we believe that each individual who comes for therapy presents a unique set of problems, experiences and needs in the same manner as each individual arrives with a unique set of finger prints. Hence, we believe in approaching every child and adult in accordance with their unique way of approaching life.
Centre for Dance Movement Psychotherapy