Dance movement therapy is based on the empirically-supported unity of body and mind. It recognises that change and growth in one supports change and growth in the other.
Dance movement therapy combines the elements of dance, movement systems, creative processes, and psychological and scientific theories, to address the specific needs of groups and individuals.
Dance movement therapists work in clinical, institutional, community and private settings, using clear therapeutic contracts, agreements and goals, often within a defined time frame. Verbally and non-verbally, they attune to client/s’ needs and provide the therapeutic relationship requisite for growth and change.
Therapists are working with people of all ages, in various populations groups ranging from mothers & babies, intellectually challenged, eating disorders, aged care and the list goes on. Not to mention the exciting work with ‘normal neurotics’. Normal neurotics is a DMT term used to describe people in the general population that are fully functioning, but are keen to explore themselves on a deeper level through movement.
If you can’t find what your looking for here, I suggest you visit
- Dance Therapy Association of Australia – This is the DMT governing body in Australia http://www.dtaa.org.au
- International Dance Therapy Institute of Australia – Certificate & Advanced Diploma DMT Study organisation http://www.idtia.org.au
Looking forward to Moving Into Life with DMT