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    Dance/movement therapy is a type of therapy that uses movement to help people achieve emotional, mental, physical and social integration. Movement is used as a vehicle for self-expression since it works with the entire person, it integrates movement, creative process, and verbal communication. It is beneficial for the physical and mental health. It can be used to reduce stress, prevent diseases and mood management. It also increased muscular strength, coordination, mobility, and decrease muscular tension. It can be used by everyone. Dance/movement therapy promotes self-awareness, self-esteem, and safe space for the expression of feelings. It was founded between 1960-1970 with the idea that motion and emotions are interconnected. In 1966, the…

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    An individual's woman experience with dance therapy was examined in the case study conducted by Lee (2014). The author chooses of a 56-year old patient diagnosed with major depression, established the treatment as one 60-minute session a week for 2 years, except during the holiday Chinese New Year. It was an extensive treatment with specific psychiatrist supervision and documentation. Lee (2014) researched dance movement therapy as a tool to discover the deep feelings of the patient. During…

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    (b) Dance Therapy Another significant value of dance as an art is its use in therapy. For many years, dances have been significantly used in therapy; however, its particular role in therapy is still under study. In many occasions, dance has been used in therapy to facilitate self-awareness, reduces anxiety, enhance body-mind connectivity, enhance self-esteem, maintain or increase mobility, as well as encourage reminiscing. As a therapy treatment, dance method primarily focuses on non-verbal…

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    Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) in recent years has progressed to a more commonly accepted form of Therapy, especially among the elderly. Seeing first-hand the effects that DMT has had while working in a Senior care facility pushed me to study DMT. The point of this paper is to show how dance movement therapy has and can improve the life of the elderly. Thanks to DMT life of the elderly has been benefited in several different ways: Physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. …

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    In addition, living with a stepfather who has muscular nerve damage throughout the entire left side of his body is heartbreaking. When you are used to seeing a man who climbed mountains, ran marathons, and served his country as a Sargent First Class Drill Instructor for the Marines and can no longer do the things he loves is why I am going into Dance Movement Therapy. A few years ago I was privileged enough to aid in teaching dance to others who are not as privileged as me to experience the…

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    Dance/ Movement Therapy The book “Expressive Therapies” edited by Cathy A. Malchiodi, a licensed clinical mental health counselor, art therapist, and expressive arts therapist, introduces all of the major expressive art therapies. In one of its chapter “Dance/Movement Therapy”, Suzan T. Loman, the director of the Dance/Movement Therapy Program, discusses the outline of dance/movement therapy and introduces different kinds of methods of dance/movement therapy. According the Loman, dance has…

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    that dance could go beyond simple entertainment: it could be used and be sued by people as a form of communication and expression of personal feelings. By the middle of the 20th century, the modern dance movement had paved the way for dance pioneers to develop the concept of dance therapy. Marian Chace, Mary Whitehouse, and Trudy Schoop were just a few pioneers of this emerging concept. By the 1940s, dance therapy was influenced by the psychodynamic theory, or the motivational forces that…

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    This presentation will explore models of collaboration in dance/movement therapy treatment using experiential, discussion and didactic material. Benefits and considerations for collaboration will be discussed. Through experiential means, the presenters will demonstrate then discuss their use of combined dance/movement therapy and music therapy with families. Participants will experiment with and discuss ways dance/movement therapy can be combined with other forms of therapy for enhanced and…

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    Ballet dance therapy creates many benefits to the physically and mentally challenged. Ballet dance therapy is “The psychotherapeutic use of dance and movements to enhance communication of emotions and behaviors and also improve motor ability.” This form of ballet includes many techniques to help the person fight their disability. It involves mirroring the movements of the dance teacher therefore increasing movement vocab, the dance teacher imitating the patient, and touch therapy which includes…

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    15% of the people in this world are either born or develop a mental or physical disability (Brown). With all of the disabled people in this world, there should be a cure by now. Over the years physical therapists have gained a larger understanding and knowledge of dance therapy and how this source of therapy can do for both the body and brain (Charlier). Dance has been used in rehabilitation centers and mental hospitals to help cope and overcome obstacles. In rehabilitation centers each patient…

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