Dance Therapy - Principles


The theory of DMT is based upon the idea that “the body and mind are inseparable”.

“Dance movement therapy rests on certain theoretical principles. These are:

  • Body and mind interact, so that a change in movement will affect total functioning
  • Movement reflects personality
  • The therapeutic relationship is mediated at least to some extent non-verbally, for
example through the therapist mirroring the client’s movement
  • Movement contains a symbolic function and as such can be evidence of unconscious process
  • Movement improvisation allows the client to experiment with new ways of being
  • DMT allows for the recapitulation of early object relationships by virtue of the largely non-verbal mediation of the latter”

Through the unity of the body, mind, and spirit, DMT provides a sense of wholeness to all individuals.

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