Dance therapy

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In dance therapy, the body becomes the instrument from which one learns to be comfortable in skin

Dance therapy

In dance therapy, the body becomes the instrument from which one learns to be comfortable in skin, head out, find the energy of the child. Dance therapy is the awareness of self and release tension and blockages registered in the memory of the body. On the physical level, it improves circulation, muscle tone and coordination. On the mental and emotional, it reinforces the assertion, revives intellectual capacity and creativity, and emotions can meet sometimes difficult to verbalize anger, frustration, feelings of isolation, etc..
Dynamic therapy

A dance therapy session takes place individually or in groups, in a place that resembles a dance studio as a therapist. At the first meeting, the therapist seeks to define the rationale and objectives of the process, and then he connects with dance and movement. Movements can be improvised or not, and vary according to the style of the therapist. The music is not always present, as a group, it can be a unifying element, but the silence promotes research rhythm itself.

To create a climate of trust and complicity and promote awareness of your body and the environment, some therapists use a variety of objects, sometimes unusual, like a balloon than a meter in diameter! Dance therapy to rediscover its anatomy and traced a variety of sensations, feelings and thoughts. At the end of the session, we can discuss discoveries and sensations for the body work. These exchanges may lead to realizations and guide the next steps in the process.
Deep roots

Historically, the dance is part guerison1 rituals and celebration of traditional cultures. In our society, dance therapy emerged during the 1940s. She answered, among others, the need to find a non-verbal to treat patients with psychiatric disorders. Various pioneers have created their own methods based on different approaches to movement corporel2-5.

In 1966, the establishment of the American Dance Therapy Association (see Landmarks) allowed dance therapists to obtain professional recognition. Since then, the association regulates standards of training in dance therapy and grown to professionals located in 47 countries.


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