Dance/Movement Therapy: An Introduction

"Movement is a basic form of communication that provides us with opportunities for socialization, the development of community and the experience of expressing our aliveness and our innermost thoughts and feelings." - Nana Koch

The Art of Being With: A Dance/Movement Therapy Moment

"For 35 years he lived a life of isolation… his movements were quite limited … he never spoke … he made no eye contact … and he certainly didn’t dance! So how was I, a dance/movement therapist, going to work with this man? How was I going to enter into his world and invite him into mine?" ~Jody Wager

Kinesthetic Empathy: The Keystone of Dance/Movement Therapy

"Sharing common rhythms and movements fosters connection, group cohesion, and community." ~ Dr. Danielle Fraenkel
 

Dance/Movement Therapy and Integrative Medicine

"Patterns learned and insights gained from moving one’s body in integrated, expressive ways, in the psychologically safe context of a therapeutic relationship can generalize to other domains of functioning and life.” ~ Sherry W. Goodill

Dance/Movement Therapy: Bullying Prevention in Schools

Over the past two decades, Rena Kornblum has introduced her violence prevention curriculum in over 300 schools with 90% of the teachers reporting positive gains in their classrooms. In this informative ADTA talk, Rena explains why dance/movement therapists are in a key position to positively impact individuals who are targets of bullying, those who do the bullying and those who witness the bullying and are not sure what to do about it. Dance/movement therapists work with the body on self-regulation, spatial awareness, self-assertion, empathy, activation under stress and managing strong feelings safely - all of which are integral to violence prevention.
 

Dance/Movement Therapy: Psychodiagnosis, Movement, and Neurology

"Now is the time to start really looking at biological indicators - just like movement - and how that can help psychodiagnosis. Dance/movement therapists have systematic, refined observation skills to bring to this process." ~ Dr. Robyn Flaum Cruz

Dance/Movement Therapy, Mindfulness & Substance Abuse Recovery

"Bringing mindfulness into a relationship with a person in substance addiction recovery means that it is first YOUR work to be mindful... to be the healthy mind that offers safety in the process of reflection... and teaches by just sharing space." ~Emma Barton