Dance/Movement Therapy

Today there is a growing awareness of physical health and the impacts of trauma on the body.

Dance/movement therapy (DMT) is a branch of psychotherapy that focuses on how the interaction between the mind and body affects our health and wellness.

Dance has been used as a healing tool for centuries. It unites the body and mind and mobilizes our innate healing resources. DMT uses dance and movement for specific purposes such as enabling emotional, cognitive, physical, spiritual and social development.

DMT is available for people of all ages and abilities.  It is a useful therapy tool for individuals with developmental, social, physical, psychological impairments, and substance abuse problems.

In Canada, the Dance Movement Therapy Association (DMTAC) promotes dance/movement therapy and is a resource for more information on DMT.

Specific Techniques


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