What you should know about dance movement therapy

 

Do you remember Meredith Grey and Cristina Yang from “Grey’s Anatomy”? If you do, then you definitely remember the moments when they started dancing to a song. And, most of the times, it happened during stressful situations. It was like a therapy for them.

Even if it is just a TV show, you cannot deny that dance may be a therapy in real life, too. It can help you express the feelings and emotions that are locked deep inside yourself and do not want to get out. Through dance movement therapy you can unlock them and even not notice it, without feeling the burden of letting them out.

 

Definition

Dance movement therapy is a psychotherapeutic method of creating a perfect balance between movement and emotion. Trainers may perform different styles of movement therapy, starting with ballroom and ending with yoga, which is also a type of dance. While taking part in sessions of this type, you can reduce the daily stress and learn how to manage your mood.

 

Unconsciousness

We must mention that during such a therapy, your unconsciousness will be definitely involved. You will learn how to let yourself flow and the unconscious part of your mind will be able to get to the surface. You will have the possibility to express the emotions that have been hidden deep inside yourself. Afterwards, you will certainly notice a relief.

Benefits

Besides offering the practitioners the opportunity to express their emotions, dance movement therapy is also beneficial to the health of our bodies. Stretching and deep breathing make the muscles stronger and help with preventing injury. Moreover, if you practice this type of therapy, there is a high chance your confidence will improve.

On top of everything, studies have demonstrated that people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease improved their balance and gait function after practicing dance therapy. It is also said that an intervention of this type of classes has affected cancer fatigue in a positive way, as well as the physical status of those that suffer because of this illness.

We all know that dance is great for elderly people, since it has a positive effect on blood pressure and body mass, and it also helps to fight depression. Even if it may be hard to believe that dance can help you if you are depressed, just try it and you will see.

You can do it at home, you do not even need a trainer for this. Just put your favorite songs on, hit play, and dance, move your body in a natural way, let all the pain get out of your chest and you will feel better. Establish this practice on a daily basis and your life will become increasingly better.

Dance is a therapy for both your body and soul, remember that.