Our Dance Movement Psychotherapy sessions for organisations offer a creative arts intervention for adults and children who may benefit from a non-traditional therapy approach. Our work with the body is especially beneficial for people who have experienced trauma or who identify as neurodivergent. We offer group sessions to make it easy for organisations to hire us to provide therapy on a sessional basis, and to treat multiple clients at the same time. There is also the option of using silent disco headsets so that clients can choose between two different styles of music.
Here are some of the potential benefits of Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP):
1. Improved emotional regulation: DMP can help develop greater emotional awareness and regulation. By exploring and expressing emotions through movement, people of all abilities can learn to better understand and manage their feelings.
2. Increased self-esteem: DMP can help to develop a sense of confidence and self-worth. Doing a form of creative therapy can be a daunting experience, but once the awkwardness passes, it can be an incredible short-cut to improve self-esteem.
3. Enhanced social skills: DMP can provide opportunities for to interact with others in a safe and supportive environment. Through movement and dance, people learn how others interpret their own actions, thus building important social skills.
4. Enhanced creativity: DMP can help develop creativity and imagination. By exploring movement and dance in a non-judgmental and playful environment, people can tap into their innate creativity and develop new neural pathways.
5. Integration of the senses: People living with neurodiversity often struggle with sensory processing. DMP can help them to regulate their sensory systems, promoting a more balanced and integrated experience of their bodies and the world around them. Through movement and dance, people can develop greater body awareness, motor planning, and coordination.
6. Inclusive: All sessions can be adapted to include differences in neurodevelopment, spoken language, physical disability or any other difference. Participants do not need to be able to move like ‘dancers’ to take part.