What is DMT?
DMT for Who?
What is Dance/Movement Therapy? (DMT)
“Dance/movement therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement
to further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual.”
American Dance Therapy Association, 2017
Principles of DMT
Mind and body are inseparable and reflective of
Movement and dance are seen as forms of
Physical enactment of the feelings allow the
unconscious material to become
Movement repertoire is a reflection of the
To expand the individual’s movement repertoire
promotes a flexible thinking and
Goals of DMT
Assessment in DMT
DMT accesses the patient’s movement repertoire using LMA (Laban Movement Analysis) or KMP (Kestenberg Movement Profile). However, a dance therapist is also trained to understand movement metaphor integrated in the patient’s context.
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DMT for Who?
Children // Teenagers //Adults // Couples//Geriatric
For anyone who:
Hospitals // Schools // Development Clinics // Nursing Homes
Anywhere where we can find a place to move freely. It requires a room/studio with enough space to move, minimum of 12 m2 (square meters). Preferably a closed place.
The dance therapist will set a treatment plan in collaboration with the individual, setting personal goals in and outside the therapy room. Both therapist and individual move in the session, however, there will be times where the individual will move by himself and the dance therapist will only witness.
Verbal and non-verbal dialogues will take place.
The dance therapist will guide the group through movement and verbalization; participants will likely go through the different stages of group psychotherapy.
The group will move all together, in small groups, in partners or individually, depending on the development of the session.
The dance therapist will facilitate free self-expression, finding the underlying dynamics that arise in the group to then raise awareness to the deeper meanings of these relationships.
These sessions are planned according to the specific family's dynamics. Every family has its own context and circumstances and these will be explored through movement during the sessions. Family members will have the opportunity to take different roles within the group and to gain a deeper understanding about each other.
DMT for couples is perfect for those who want to develop greater intimacy and respect for each other. Non-verbal cues play a huge role in the couple's interaction and DMT helps individuals to learn more about each other's way of sharing love.