Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) explores the body and body movement as an implicit and explicit tool of communication.
With a mix of spontaneous movement, play, art, music and verbalisation, DMP helps integrate the emotional and psychological response to current or past experiences through a focus on body felt-sense, metaphor, and symbolic representation.
With attachment theory at its core, DMP embraces neuroscience-based elements of attunement and mirroring to provide clients with a secure space to experience a safe, supportive relationship – which may not have occurred in early life. DMP also draws on mindfulness, embodiment, and trauma-informed practice, working with body sensation, spontaneous expression, voice and creative imagery, to address issues including self-worth, anxiety, trauma, confidence, and self-regulation – or where words are not enough.
DMP helps clients understand their inner world in an indirect, unthreatening way, fostering acceptance of personal experience, supporting development, positive change, growth and healing.