Services for Organisations

Dance Movement Psychotherapy sessions

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.

Dance Movement Psychotherapy Workshops for Staff 

One of the best ways of learning about Dance Movement Psychotherapy is to give it a try. With this in mind, we offer workshops for staff working in schools and non-profit organisations, providing them with the opportunity to experience and learn about the benefits of DMP first-hand. Through movement and creative expression, staff members can explore their own emotions and build their own emotional resilience, enhancing their capacity to support the emotional wellbeing of others.

Our workshops are tailored to the specific needs of each organisation, and can be delivered as one-off sessions or as part of a longer-term program. DMP workshops can help you feel more confident in your ability to manage stress, communicate effectively, and respond compassionately to the needs of the community you serve.