Release the muscular tension built due to stress, anxiety, fear, anger, panic and other emotional states
Use the connection of physical movements and emotions to create positivity.
Express feelings through movements rather than speaking them out.
Aim to resolve physical ailments, mental health issues and social concerns through movement.
Bottling up emotions
Suppressed emotions have to be released for balanced mental health. DMT provides the source to release all those emotions without having to go through the painful process of verbalising them.
Negative Body Image
The confidence to move and use your body for healthy expressions indirectly tackles negative body image issues that are found to be an underlying condition to various psychological issues. DMT also leads to physical health as a bonus outcome.
Loss of psychomotor skills, muscle control and movement disorders are greatly focused in movement therapy. DMT teaches you ways to use the power of your conscious and subconscious mind to gain control over physical movements.
Impulsivity, aggression and recklessness originate from a lot of stored energy, especially in children. Dance movement therapy provides them the opportunity to release that energy. Their movements, when analysed, are reflections of their rebellious thoughts which can be identified and worked on.
DMT is a type of therapy that uses movement to help individuals achieve emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration without having to verbalise much.
The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) defines dance/movement therapy as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive and physical integration of the individual.
Thus, dance/movement therapy is established on the following principles: The mind and body are connected, interrelated. Movement is both functional and expressive. The body and its movement patterns are both used in assessment and in treatment interventions.