By Goodill S.W.
Providing dance/movement remedy (DMT) as a attainable and worthy psychosocial help carrier for people with a scientific affliction, Sharon W. Goodill exhibits how operating creatively with the mind/body connection can inspire and improve the therapeutic procedure. This e-book represents the 1st try to assemble, synthesize, and post the paintings that has been performed over contemporary years in clinical DMT. The rising software of clinical DMT is grounded in the context of verified viewpoints and theories, corresponding to arts remedies, overall healthiness psychology and clinical views. in addition to analyzing its theoretical foundations, the writer deals real-life examples of scientific DMT operating with humans of alternative a long time with varied health conditions. This accomplished publication offers a company starting place for exploration and perform in scientific DMT, together with options for pro coaching, learn and application improvement. Interviews with dance/movement therapists carry clean and interesting views to the sector and those and the author's stories aspect to the potential destiny functions of clinical DMT. With more and more specialist dance/movement therapists operating with the medically in poor health and their households, this can be a well timed and well-grounded examine an exhilarating new self-discipline. it is suggested analyzing for DMT scholars and pros, complementary therapists, and all people with an curiosity within the therapeutic power of operating innovatively with the brain and physique.
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41) Compared to other mind/body disciplines in use throughout the health care system, DMT may be uniquely suited to the goal of increasing self-efficacy and internal health locus of control for medical patients who need intervention in these areas. Unlike methods such as meditation, music-assisted guided imagery or visualization techniques, DMT mobilizes the patient to physical activity in the session. This recalls one component of self-efficacy: activity. Unlike other 42 AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY movement-oriented healing methods such as yoga, Qi-gong or aerobic exercise, the DMT patient usually initiates expressive movement themes.
State change When imagery is employed in any of the ways described above, the individual’s state of consciousness is altered from everyday awareness. This may entail a 52 AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY relaxed state in which the health-beneficial relaxation response (Benson 1975) is elicited, a trance state in which the awareness is deliberately redirected away from external realities (Rossi 1993; Temes 1999) or mobile states as in dance healing rituals (Halperin 1995; Hanna 1988).
2000). Reversing that feedback cycle, it is conceivable that patients in DMT, experiencing their bodies more acutely, could link feelings of sadness with the bodily sensations. This occurred in my own practice when a woman with remitted lung cancer found herself crying during a simple guided relaxation exercise that focused on sensation. Her emotions could have been elicited through a process like this. She could not locate the cause of her sadness – she just felt sad and was unable to explain it.
An introduction to medical dance movement therapy by Goodill S.W.