What is Dance/Movement Therapy?
Dance/movement therapy (DMT) is a form of psychotherapy that utilizes movement and dance as a form of exploration and expression in the therapeutic process. The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) defines DMT as, “the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process which furthers the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual.” (www.adta.org) Recognized as beginning in the 1940’s, DMT is used with a variety of populations and in a number of settings around the United States and throughout the world. DMT can be used to establish, or re-establish a sense of relatedness to self and others, which can be done through rhythmic body action. It is believed that what we experience in the mind, we experience in the body, thus working with the body in creative movement to make the unconscious available. DMT can be beneficial for many who wish to explore, express, and relate through a creative, body-level experience in individual treatment or group therapy settings.

Kara Mycek

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