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Therapeutic Movement & Dance

Therapeutic movement is not “dancing” in the strictest of senses, but rather an exercise that brings body movement into therapeutic work as an alternative to verbal processing. A Dance and Movement Therapist works with clients to explore ongoing themes in their lives through movement, attention to sensation, verbal understanding, and ultimately the integration of mind and body as relevant to the individual. It’s a creative way to strengthen the bond between the “emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual, for the purpose of improving health and wellbeing” according to the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA).

 

Countless studies show what many of us have already felt and known in ourselves: that the mind and body are intimately connected. We hold so much emotional baggage and stress in our body, and therapeutic movement and dance is a way to acknowledge and make space for what can otherwise be difficult to put into words. Join us as we dance our way to thriving.