WHAT IS DANCE MOVEMENT THERAPY?

Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) also known as Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) in the United Kingdom, is the psychotherapeutic method that uses movement to promote well-being, self-esteem, quality of life (QOL), social, cognitive and physical integration of the individual.

DMT can be used with people of all ages and it aims to integrate all individual’s despite one’s illness, ethnical background or gender and it can be practiced in individual or group settings.

DMT is defined by the European Association Dance Movement Therapy (EADMT) as ‘the therapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical, spiritual and social integration of the individual. Dance as body movement, creative expression and communication, is the core component of Dance Movement Therapy. Based on the fact that the mind, the body, the emotional state and relationships are interrelated, body movement simultaneously provides the means of assessment and the mode of intervention for dance movement therapy.’

EADMT Ethical Code 2010

Living with cancer
“How dance therapy helps to bring body and soul back into balance …” a contribution in the broadcast “vital” by TV-Südbaden on 5.5.2009.
Language: German
Links:
German Professional Organization for Dance Therapist: http://www.btd-tanztherapie.de/BTDengl/_E_dancetherapy.htm
American Dance Therapy Association: https://adta.org
European Association Dance Movement Therapy: http://www.eadmt.com/?action=article&id=22