Year of DMT Graduation
Mode of Practice
Related Professional Qualifications
Masters in Dance Movement Psychotherapy
What is the role of the body and DMT in your practice?
I use a person centric-integrative approach in my Dance Movement psychotherapy (DMP) practice. Non-verbal interventions (using movement, music, art making, voice work) allow my clients to work at a deeper level and express things that they may not have the words to express.
Whether we know it or not, our bodies store our experiences, emotions and thoughts; sometimes it is not enough to just talk about them. It is also necessary to 'move' it out of our systems.
DMP can help heal wounds, that we don't even know we have, in a gentle and compassionate way. This kind of psychotherapy helps go beyond language barriers, and makes psychotherapy accessible to non-verbal people (adults, babies) as well.
DMP is accessible by everyone, movement here does not mean performative dance. It can be just breathing, swaying, tapping your fingers etc. I have worked with patients of Dementia, Parkinson's disease, people with physical disabilities, people on the autism spectrum, adults, children, mothers and their 3-18month year old babies and also in palliative care spaces.