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יום שבת כג אב התשעט 24.08.2019

Expressive Therapy through Movement

 

Movement therapy is a form of expressive therapy that makes use of the body.

The body is the vessel which stores memories and habits which are impossible to express in words. The first "I" experience of an infant is physical. Through these experiences we build our sense of self, our self-image, and our connection and relationships with those around us (and in the larger world).

Our individual life story is encrypted in our body and our movement. With the help of movement and dance we can reach that narrative and bring it to the surface in order to bring about changes through therapy.

Movement therapy is the only form of psychotherapy that focuses on movement as a means of achieving consciousness and change.

The movement therapist integrates verbal and non-verbal methods in order to enable the client to express emotions, to actively engage in a relationship, to improve their self-image, and to achieve a sense of release, enjoyment, and integration.

Movement therapy is a powerful diagnostic and therapeutic tool. There is no need for dance skills, or prior experience.

 

The therapeutic process is:

Experiential: enables the discovery of the inner world through a unique sensory experience of movement.

Expressive: encourages the expression of a variety of emotions.

Creative: The process fosters new experiences through action.

Multi-modal: Emotional, cognitive, and physical problems are simultaneously treated.

 

Movement therapy is appropriate for a wide range of groups:

• people looking for artistic, experiential, or creative medium as a therapeutic tool. 

• people interested in opening up, becoming familiar with themselves and their body. 

• people suffering from problems that express themselves through the body (tension, pain, etc.). 

• children with learning difficulties. 

• people with trouble expressing themselves verbally.  

• people of all ages. 

 

The therapy room:

A large room with a variety of equipment and resources which encourage different types of movements, such as: balls, pillows, punching bag, fabrics, hammock, trampoline, drums, and a choice of music.


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