Creative movement therapy is a psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process to integrate the physical and emotional experience of a person to provide a holistic understanding of one’s inner world. The movement experiences of the client are combined with verbal sharing to create a unique movement language that could help themcreate a better version of themselves and a healthier holistic functioning. The sessions in a movement therapy set up can be non-directive or highly structured, they can be in an individual set up or a group one. The facilitator provides a non-judgmental space to the client so that they can express through their movement what sometimes becomes difficult to express through words.
Who can come for this session? – Anyone can take a movement therapy session to help them deal with issues of under confidence, focus building, gaining emotional strength, dealing with obesity, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, couple therapy sessions or just establishing a stronger connection between ones inner and outer world.
Movement is a language, our first language. Nonverbal and movement communication begins in utero and continues throughout the lifespan. Dance/movement therapists believe that nonverbal language is as important as verbal language and use both forms of communication in the therapeutic process.
What happens within a movement session – the session comprises of three parts, an introduction/warm up, followed by theme building that is addressing the main issue and finally a closure by a ritual that has been co-created by the facilitator and the client.
Movement therapy creates a space for exploration, reflection, connection and healing!!!