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Dance Movement Therapy

Dance Movement Therapy
A Creative Psychotherapeutic Approach

First Edition

September 2002 | 130 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Dance Movement Therapy is a concise, practical introduction to a form of therapy, which has the body-mind relationship at its center. Movement, with both its physical and metaphorical potential, provides a unique medium through which clients can find expression, reach new interpretations and ultimately achieve a greater integration of their emotional and physical experience.

In the book, Bonnie Meekums maps the origins of Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) and its relationship to other more traditional forms of therapy. Outlining a new model for DMT, she describes the creative process, which develops in cycles throughout each session and over the course of therapy. Illustrated throughout with vivid case examples, the book defines the role of the therapist in working with clients to bring about change.



The Regional Map
An Overview of This Book

The Detailed Map
DMT as a Creative Psychotherapy

Warming up and Getting Started

Incubation and Illumination
Letting Go into the Darkness and Seeing a Light

The Final Campfire


a good read for dance teachers within the educational field!

Miss Jade-Marie Davies
Performing Arts, Filton College
April 28, 2014

This is a useful text for graduates finding the transition from community arts practice towards dance movement therapy. It is insightful as both a reflection and self analysis tool for the dance practitioner.

Mr Darren Carr
Centre for Sport and Dance Studies, Liverpool John Moores University
October 21, 2013

A very good book for any student who wishes to pursue a career in dance thearpy or sematics. Although not an essential text for my course, it is an excellent resources for any students who requires stretching and challenging.

Mr Gary Vear
School of Media & Performing Arts, University of Cumbria
July 11, 2011

Great guide.

Miss Kate Steabler
HE Care, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
January 11, 2011

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