The benefits of dance/movement therapy (DMT) as a psychotherapeutic intervention are well-established. The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), founded in 1966, is a professional organization dedicated to the profession of dance/movement therapy. Dance/movement therapy uses movement to "further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual." Through movement, DMT can help individuals with a wide range of psychological disorders achieve greater self-expression.
In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, please watch the ADTA Talk, Dance/Movement Therapy and Mental Illness featuring Ted Ehrhardt. "Dance/movement therapy lifts the movement experience into the realm of the imagination where a patient can interpret for him/herself what the movement means."
May 17th - 23rd is National Prevention Week, which is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness to substance abuse and mental health issues. Emma Barton shares below, in the ADTA Talk, dance/movement therapy, mindfulness and substance recovery.
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