Dance Movement Therapy
What is DMP?
Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) recognises body movement as an implicit and expressive instrument of communication and expression. DMP is a relational process in which client/s and therapist engage in an empathic creative process using body movement and dance to assist integration of emotional, cognitive, physical, social and spiritual aspects of self. DMP is practiced as individual and group therapy in settings such as health, education, social services and in private practice.
Within a DMP session the therapist facilitates a creative process where the client can communicate and express to make sense of what they experiencing. This is through the process of using both verbal and non-verbal communication, exploring use of symbolism and metaphor. The integration of props such as music, fabrics, streamers and balls can support the client’s expression of their conscious and unconscious processing. We create a space that feels safe and supportive for our clients to express their emotions and work towards change, in a creative way through the body.