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This book argues that it is important to make space for the dancer s body as container and expresser of personal emotion not only for the dancer s mental health, but also for the development of performance presence and creativity.

Author: Jill Hayes

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3843360049

Category: Dance

Page: 276

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Over the last few years dance movement therapy has gained increased recognition among the health professions as an effective medium for improving mental health. The inclusion of the expressive body in treatment for mental health has been supported by research and practice in both psychotherapy and affective neuroscience. However, the inclusion of the expressive body in the mental health of dancers has received little attention up to now. More usually in dance, the body is viewed as a tool for the expression of the dance of another, manipulated and controlled for external scrutiny. This book argues that it is important to make space for the dancer s body as container and expresser of personal emotion not only for the dancer s mental health, but also for the development of performance presence and creativity. It will therefore be particularly useful for dance educators and students, choreographers and dancers as well as for health professionals concerned with the mental wellbeing of dancers.
2010-12 By Jill Hayes

This book will be a valuable resource for anyone who wishes to learn more about the therapeutic use of creative movement and dance.

Author: Helen Payne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781583917022

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 262

View: 464

This updated edition brings together contributions covering subjects such as: dance movement therapy with people with dementia or mental health problems; transcultural competence in therapy; Freudian thought applied to movement; embodiment in training and practice and personal development through dance movement therapy.
2006 By Helen Payne

She studied existing dance groups and both observed and participated in these dance groups during a one year period. She focused on both the dance groups as a unit and on individual older adult dancers. She took her own field notes ...

Author: Robyn Flaum Cruz

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398092450

Category: Dance therapy

Page: 286

View: 435

Dance/Movement Therapists in Action fosters awareness of the living body, honors diverse ways of working, and leads toward creative expression and integration. This edited text, written by authors with exemplary credentials, spans and illuminates a breadth of investigative inquiry approaches and models to all students, clinicians, and researchers interested in dance/movement therapy (DMT) research. The text highlights two basic research frameworks-quantitative (objective) and qualitative (interpretative)-including their underlying philo­sophic and theoretical tenets. The authors' goal has been to create a comprehensible, accessible book that is readable and engaging: one that contains accepted research protocols in conjunction with practical infor­mation written in "nontechnical" terms. Many examples are incorporated throughout the text to clarify and amplify each of the various research options. A spectrum of research alternatives are presented that can inform clinical practice, inspire clinicians and students, and guide further research inquiry. These chapters hold a wealth of information and examples that will be of particular use and interest to clinicians and were conceived and written with practitioners in mind-for example, one featuring the use of movement observation scales for DMT research and clinical practice, and one on using research results to inform clinical practice. A completely new chapter on embodied descriptive and interpretive methods in DMT research also has been added. This volume will afford dance/movement therapists the tools to conduct research related to both clinical practice and academic inquiry.
2018-10-17 By Robyn Flaum Cruz

'The root of dance therapy: A consideration of movement, dancing, and verbalization vis-à-vis dance/movement therapy', ... Dancers in a Dance Movement Therapy Group: Links between Personal Process, Choreography and Performance.

Author: Vassiliki Karkou

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199949298

Category: Music

Page: 968

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"The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing adopts a broad understanding of wellbeing, considering various applications of dance in promoting it. The five sections encompass diverse perspectives on dance and related movement practices, including (i) physical, socio-cultural and emotional aspects, (ii) performance, (iii) education, (iv) community, and (v) dance in health care settings. Within these diverse contexts, theoreticians, scientists, researchers and practitioners from around the world engage, and invited readers to engage, in configuring dance, wellbeing and creative cross-overs"--

His goals are artistic; he runs a performance group, yet his methods look very similar to those used by dance movement therapists. Both dance movement therapists and dancers working in therapeutic contexts are artists.

Author: Bonnie Meekums

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412932967

Category: Psychology

Page: 130

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`This book is a very useful starting point for trainees in DMT, or for those training or practicing in other arts therapies or allied professions who would like an overview of theories and methods in DMT. For more experienced DMT practitioners and researchers, this book provides an introduction to theories of creativity and the notion of the movement metaphor as a basis for DMT theory and practice. There is constant dialogue and contextualizing between Meekum's theory and approach, psychological theories that have influenced the development of DMT, case studies, and the historical development of DMT. What is important in this book is the acknowledgement that DMT is a unique psychotherapy practice with a distinctive theory and methodology based on the intrinsic interaction between movement, the creative process, and psychology' - Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy `Along with the "how" and "why" of psychotherapy, Bonnie Meekums provides realistic examples of people whose lives have benefited from dance movement therapy. It is my honour to recommend this book' - Dianne Dulicai, President of the American Dance Therapy Association `It is a very accessible book - it's an introduction to Dance Movement Therapy, ideal for students who have started DMT training, people who work in related fields (eg other arts therapies) or anyone who is interested in DMT. However, the book goes beyond the introduction in Bonnie's attempt to develop a new framework. It encourages practising DMTs to question their own approach introducing a different terminology to describe the creative process.... It is food for thought and for discussions in supervision' - e-motion `Dr Meekums surpasses her goal of contributing to the development of DMT; her book serves as a catalyzing guide for all health care professionals who seek creative processes in healing.... Meekums provides an innovative framework for DMT, and offers adequate references and recommendations for further study, research and evidence-based practice. I enthusiastically recommend this book to creative arts therapists, allied practitioners and especially to practicing and interning dance movement therapists as a professional resource and guide' - Maria Brignola Lee, The Arts in Psychotherapy Dance Movement Therapy is a concise, practical introduction to a form of therapy, which has the body-mind relationship at its centre. Movement, with both its physical and metaphorical potential, provides a unique medium through which clients can find expression, reach new interpretations and ultimately achieve a greater integration of their emotional and physical experience. In the book, Bonnie Meekums maps the origins of Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) and its relationship to other more traditional forms of therapy. Outlining a new model for DMT, she describes the creative process, which develops in cycles throughout each session and over the course of therapy. The stages in this creative, psychotherapeutic process are described as: - preparation - incubation - illumination - and evaluation Illustrated throughout with vivid case examples, the book defines the role of the therapist in working with clients to bring about change. This is a practical and accessible guide, which will help new trainees become orientated within the field of DMT. It also has much to offer practising psychotherapists who wish to develop more holistic and creative ways of meeting their clients' needs.
2002-07-04 By Bonnie Meekums

Since it was studentinitiated, dances were created based on dance/movement therapy group experiences. One dance involved dancing names, based on a movement activity often used for introductions. Each person chose a movement that ...

Author: Craig Haen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351332163

Category: Psychology

Page: 270

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Creative Arts-Based Group Therapy with Adolescents provides principles for effective use of different arts-based approaches in adolescent group therapy, grounding these principles in neuroscience and group process practice-based evidence. It includes chapters covering each of the main creative arts therapy modalities—art therapy, bibliotherapy, dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, and poetry/expressive writing therapy—written by respected contributors who are expert in the application of these modalities in the context of groups. These methods are uniquely effective for engaging adolescents and addressing many of the developmental, familial, and societal problems that they face. The text offers theory and guiding principle, while also providing a comprehensive resource for group therapists of diverse disciplines who wish to incorporate creative arts-based methods into their practice with teens.
2018-12-21 By Craig Haen

Dance therapy academic programs stress course work in dance therapy theory and techniques , movement observation and analysis , human development , psychopathology , and group process . The American Dance Therapy Association established ...

Author: United States


ISBN: PSU:000021578649

Category: Art therapy for older people

Page: 94

View: 174

1993 By United States

Women's Issues In a Women's dance~movement therapy group, members dance out imagery focused on death and violence, including forced abortion and molestation. As the body has been invaded, all normal physical and emotional boundaries ...

Author: Judith Lynne Hanna

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759108592

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Dancing for Health explains the cognitive, emotional, and physical dimensions of dance in a spectrum of stress management approaches. Designed for anyone interested in health and healing, this book offers lessons learned from the experiences of people of different cultures and historical periods, as well as current knowledge, on how to resist, reduce, and dance away stress in the disquieting times of the 21st century.
2006-01-01 By Judith Lynne Hanna

Jill Hayes Reflections on a Research Process The Experience of Student Dancers in Higher Education in a Dance Movement Therapy Group , with Reference to Choreography and Performance Introduction My research was into the perceived ...

Author: Margrit Bischof

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825896218

Category: Dance

Page: 264

View: 601

2006 By Margrit Bischof

This was a time of very focused attention and quiet consideration for the groups. ... I asked the dancers if we had missed anything, so that they could point out elements 138 Artistic Inquiry in Dance/Movement Therapy.

Author: Lenore Wadsworth Hervey

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398083182

Category: Arts

Page: 174

View: 437

This book offers a compelling research alternative for dance/movement (and other creative arts) therapists who recognize how valuable artistic ways of knowing are to the theory and practice of their profession. It encourages participation in a mode of inquiry that invites fully authentic engagement, inspires excitement about discovery, and builds confidence in abilities to contribute to the professional body of research literature. Artistic inquiry is defined as research that: (1) uses artistic methods of gathering, analyzing, and/or presenting data; (2) engages in and acknowledges a creative process; and (3) is motivated and determined by the aesthetic values of the researcher(s). These three defining characteristics are theoretically and practically examined in depth and accompanied by examples of artistic inquiry relevant to dance/movement therapy. Interdisciplinary support for the validity of artistic inquiry is drawn from a rich field of resources, including philosophy, social sciences, education, and the arts. Still/Here, a multimedia dance work by Bill T. Jones, is presented as a work of art that can be viewed as artistic inquiry. Jones' use of dance as the primary expressive medium, drawing from the verbal and nonverbal narratives of people living with terminal illnesses, exemplifies the potential that artistic inquiry has for dance/movement therapy. The book concludes with recommendations for the promotion and evaluation of artistic inquiry projects. Throughout, it upholds a vision of research as a vital, satisfying, and essential part of a dance/movement therapist's career.
2000-01-01 By Lenore Wadsworth Hervey

As dance/movement therapists accept the movement of individuals and “try them out” on their own bodies, and as they provide an open, consenting environment for personal movement opportunity, untrained “dancers” can feel new confidence ...

Author: Sharon Chaiklin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317436423

Category: Psychology

Page: 380

View: 595

The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy offers both a broad understanding and an in-depth view of how and where dance therapy can be used to produce change. The chapters go beyond the basics that characterize much of the literature on dance/movement therapy, and each of the topics covered offers a theoretical perspective followed by case studies that emphasize the techniques used in the varied settings. Several different theoretical points of view are presented in the chapters, illuminating the different paths through which dance can be approached in therapy.
2015-08-27 By Sharon Chaiklin

NOTE: No skill in dancing is needed by patients to participate in dance/movement therapy. METHODOLOGY: '1 The structure of dance/movement therapy groups is built on themes and content that come from group members themselves.

Author: Diane Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317773184

Category: Medical

Page: 146

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Here is a valuable book intended to help those occupational therapists working in mental health settings to refine their critical thinking about the group activities they select and the protocols they design. Experts focus on practicing sound clinical reasoning and clinical decision making to ensure careful assessment of which activities, structured in what fashion, are appropriate for particular populations. They also address the topic of providing services that are relevant, practical, have already delineated goals and objectives, produce outcome data, and can be replicated across settings. Group Protocols: A Psychosocial Compendium offers readers a systematic approach to the assessment and design of group protocols, plus a wide variety of sample protocols from which treatment strategies may be drawn. Because this volume represents a style of thinking rather than a singular theoretical frame of reference, it will be useful to any occupational therapist for whom groups are an essential aspect of professional practice.
2014-04-04 By Diane Gibson

Just as all good therapy is improvisational in nature, all good therapy relieves suffering. ... In dance therapy groups, members mirror each other, joining each other in movement, and reflecting back to each other.

Author: Harrison Blum

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786498093

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

View: 126

Both Buddhism and dance invite the practitioner into present-moment embodiment. The rise of Western Buddhism, sacred dance and dance/movement therapy, along with the mindfulness meditation boom, has created opportunities for Buddhism to inform dance aesthetics and for Buddhist practice to be shaped by dance. This collection of new essays documents the innovative work being done at the intersection of Buddhism and dance. The contributors--scholars, choreographers and Buddhist masters--discuss movement, performance, ritual and theory, among other topics. The final section provides a variety of guided practices.
2016-02-12 By Harrison Blum

and create a group dynamic, where we have to work together for a common purpose. In these choreographies, the patients stage their difficulties but in a disguised way, transposed into metaphors. For example, as a small abandoned bear or ...

Author: Hilda Wengrower

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429808678

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Dance and Creativity within Dance Movement Therapy discusses the core work and basic concepts in dance movement therapy (DMT), focusing on the centrality of dance, the creative process and their aesthetic-psychological implications in the practice of the profession for both patients and therapists. Based on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary inputs from fields such as philosophy, anthropology and dance, contributions examine the issues presented by cultural differences in DMT through the input of practitioners from several diverse countries. Chapters blend theory and case studies with personal, intimate reflections to support critical descriptions of DMT interventions and share methods to help structure practice and facilitate communication between professionals and researchers. The book’s multicultural, multidisciplinary examination of the essence of dance and its countless healing purposes will give readers new insights into the value and functions of dance both in and out of therapy.
2020-10-27 By Hilda Wengrower

Although dance movement therapy has its origins in the application of structured dances to individual expression, ... In groups, reaching toward another person, stretching to touch that person, or holding or being held by group members ...

Author: Richard S. Sharf

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305537545

Category: Education

Page: 816

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Reflecting the latest practices from the field, the comprehensive THEORIES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING: CONCEPTS AND CASES, 6th Edition equips readers with a solid understanding of the systematic theories of psychotherapy and counseling. A proven author and popular professor, Dr. Richard Sharf combines a thorough explanation of concepts with insightful case summaries and therapist-client dialogues that illustrate techniques and treatment in practice. Dr. Sharf demonstrates how to apply theories to individual therapy or counseling for common psychological disorders-such as depression and generalized anxiety disorders-as well as how to apply them to group therapy. For major theories, the text includes basic information about background, personality theory, and theory of psychotherapy to help readers understand the application of psychotherapy theory. In addition, insight into the personal lives and philosophical influences of theorists helps explain how the theorists view human behavior. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
2015-01-01 By Richard S. Sharf

The lived experience of students in a dance movement therapy group: Loss, physical contact and the dance movement therapy approach. ... The Dancing Body in Psychotherapy: Reflections on Somatic Psychotherapy and Authentic Movement.

Author: Helen Payne

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315452845

Category: Medical

Page: 284

View: 409

Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy contributes to the global interest in embodiment approaches to psychotherapy and to the field of dance movement psychotherapy specifically. It includes recent research, innovative theories and case studies of practice providing an inclusive overview of this ever growing field. As well as original UK contributions, offerings from other nations are incorporated, making it more accessible to the dance movement psychotherapy community of practice worldwide.? Helen Payne brings together well-known, experienced global experts along with rising stars from the field to offer the reader a valuable insight into the theory, research and practice of dance movement psychotherapy. The contributions reflect the breadth of developing approaches, covering subjects including: • combining dance movement psychotherapy with music therapy; • trauma and dance movement psychotherapy; • the neuroscience of dance movement psychotherapy; • the use of touch in dance movement psychotherapy; • dance movement psychotherapy and autism; • relational dance movement psychotherapy. Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy will be a treasured source for anyone wishing to learn more about the psychotherapeutic use of creative movement and dance. It will be of great value to students and practitioners in the arts therapies, psychotherapy, counselling and other health and social care professions.
2017-03-31 By Helen Payne

Or vice versa, she would be dancing when a movement would trigger a thought, feeling, or memory and Suzanne would sit down and begin to talk. ... One morning a week I ran a dance movement therapy group on Suzanne's ward.

Author: Helen Payne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134934263

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 467

The complexity and diversity of dance movement therapy is both clarified and celebrated in the contributions to this book which documents pioneering practice in a variety of settings in the UK. Experienced dance movement therapists from many different theoretical orientations and working with a range of clients, from the very young to the very old, come together to reveal their thinking, working methods and techniques. Dance Movement Therapy: Theory and Practice offers practising dance movement therapists new ideas and approaches, students an insight into their subject's versatility and adaptability, and other mental health workers, allied educators and professionals a clear picture of the nature and importance of dance movement therapy.
2003-09-02 By Helen Payne

Hayes, J. (2004) 'The Experience of Student Dancers in Higher Education in a Dance Movement Therapy Group, with Reference to Choreography and Performance.' Unpublished PhD, University of Hertfordshire. Hayes, J. (2007) Performing the ...

Author: Jill Hayes

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857002511

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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The physical care of people with dementia is of vital importance, but so too is their emotional, social, mental and spiritual wellbeing. The creative arts are gaining increasing recognition not only as a tool for delivering effective person-centred dementia care, but also for attending to soul as well as body. Encouraging those who care for people with dementia to develop their own creative skills, this book provides a creative map of care with easy-to-follow examples and detailed case studies. After explaining why adopting a creative approach is central to effective dementia care, the authors go on to discuss meditation, singing, movement and storytelling, describing the therapeutic benefits of each and giving practical examples of how they can be used with individuals or groups. They also look at the importance of creative supervision in promoting creativity and creating a safe space for honest interpersonal connection: an essential foundation for effective teamwork. This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the care of a person with dementia, including professional staff in residential and nursing homes, hospitals and day centres, families and other non-professional carers.
2011-03-15 By Jill Hayes

Parkinson's disease and Alzeimer's disease are two such disorders, and dance/movement therapists have explored a role ... DMT group sessions to those of six weekly exercise groups (the control condition) in a crossover design (N=37).

Author: Sharon W. Goodill

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846421039

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Presenting dance/movement therapy (DMT) as a viable and valuable psychosocial support service for those with a medical illness, Sharon W. Goodill shows how working creatively with the mind/body connection can encourage and enhance the healing process. This book represents the first attempt to compile, synthesize, and publish the work that has been done over recent years in medical DMT. The emerging application of medical DMT is grounded within the context of established viewpoints and theories, such as arts therapies, health psychology and scientific perspectives. As well as examining its theoretical foundations, the author offers real-life examples of medical DMT working with people of different ages with different medical conditions. This comprehensive book provides a firm foundation for exploration and practice in medical DMT, including recommendations for professional preparation, research and program development. Interviews with dance/movement therapists bring fresh and exciting perspectives to the field and these and the author's testimonies point to the possible future applications of medical DMT. With an increasing number of professional dance/movement therapists working with the medically ill and their families, this is a timely and well-grounded look at an exciting new discipline. It is recommended reading for DMT students and professionals, complementary therapists, and all those with an interest in the healing potential of working innovatively with the mind and body.
2005-01-15 By Sharon W. Goodill

David Alan Harris (MA, LCAT, ADTR) is a dance/movement therapist who specializes in promoting recovery among survivors of egregious human rights abuse. In rural Sierra Leone, he supervised a team of paraprofessional trauma counselors ...

Author: Naomi Jackson

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810862180

Category: Music

Page: 398

View: 899

Dance, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Dignity in Motion presents a wide-ranging compilation of essays, spanning more than 15 countries. Organized in four parts, the articles examine the regulation and exploitation of dancers and dance activity by government and authoritative groups, including abusive treatment of dancers within the dance profession; choreography involving human rights as a central theme; the engagement of dance as a means of healing victims of human rights abuses; and national and local social/political movements in which dance plays a powerful role in helping people fight oppression. These groundbreaking papers_both detailed scholarship and riveting personal accounts_encompass a broad spectrum of issues, from slavery and the Holocaust to the Bosnian and Rwandan genocides to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; from First Amendment cases and the AIDS epidemic to discrimination resulting from age, gender, race, and disability. A range of academics, choreographers, dancers, and dance/movement therapists draw connections between refugee camp, courtroom, theater, rehearsal studio, and university classroom.
2008-11-06 By Naomi Jackson