‘Dance Movement Psychotherapy is 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.
‘It is founded on the principle that movement reflects an individual’s patterns of thinking and feeling. Through acknowledging and supporting clients’ movements the therapist encourages development and integration of new adaptive movement patterns together with the emotional experiences that accompany such changes.
‘Dance Movement Psychotherapy is practised as both individual and group therapy in health, education and social service settings and in private practice.’
Association for Dance Movement Therapy UK (2003).
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