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Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) is a psychotherapeutic method that has been applied in hospitals, clinics, and private practices under the departments of Psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychosomatics for child, youth, adult and elderly.

Despite of age, one’s illness, ethnical background or gender Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) embraces all individuals and it offers healing to those who have experienced traumatic events and it helps pain relief.

The DMT method can help the alleviation of traumatic events, in situations of conflict at work, among peer groups, in schools, in social and political contexts (neighborhood, racism, migration, war refugees, etc.), in cases of mobbing, gender issues (homosexuality, transgender, transsexuality), caregiver’s separation, adoption issues, war veterans, accidents, nature catastrophes, sexual abuse, grief and loss processes.

My working concept is striving for continuity and integration of the community and the individuals with whom I interact.

My contributions as a choreographer and therapist have been the creation of projects with migrants, elderly and young populations in Europe, Africa and the Americas.

​I am interested in facilitating groups and individuals to foster communication and peacemaking among people of different ages backgrounds, regardless of religious beliefs, and empower intercultural relationships with mutual respect and compassion.

 

 

Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) can also give support to war refugees who have experienced traumatic events, loss and grief and are suffering from distress. DMT sessions can be addressed for the whole family, as well as for children with the presence of a caregiver, adolescents and adults, in individual or group sessions. My main goal is to facilitate clients with a somatic and humanistic approach towards well-being, self-awareness, self-esteem, and promote self-advocacy. Facilitating clients towards inter-relationships, communication and engagement with others and their new life contexts. Allowing acceptance of oneself and others with embodied empathy and compassion.

Examples of what can be facilitated with DMT:

  • Mental disorders (i.e. Schizophrenia)
  • Mood disorders (i.e. Bipolarity)
  • Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders (Anxiety, Obsessive disorders, PTSD and Somatoform disorders)
  • Eating disorders
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Depression
  • Sexuality problems
  • Gender identity disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Development disorders (speech and language, scholastic skills, Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, etc.)
  • Behavioral and emotional disorders occurring in childhood and adolescence (i.e. Hyperkinetic, Conduct disorders, etc.)
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Substance abuse
  • Burn-Out

And more…

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