Dance Therapy

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Introduction Dance therapy is a kind of psychotherapy that uses movement to promote the social, mental, emotional, and physical improvement of an individual. Dance is the most important key of the arts it involves a direct expression of someone’s self over one’s body. It is specifically a powerful medium for therapy. Dance therapy is the use of movement to recover the mental and physical health of a person. Dance therapy is the use of movement to recover the mental and physical health of a person (Dance, 2013).. It emphasis on the connection between the mind and body to support health and healing. Dance therapy can be deliberate as an expressive therapy. Clinical reports propose that dance therapy may be effective in refining self-esteem…show more content…
This method is particularly helpful for women who have eating disorders. Once I visited the dance therapy session and I experienced that women feel safe and free there. They give some exercises like psychosomatic breathing to help women find their restricted point and then release their emotions. They also recommend them to do exercise by placing their hands on different breathing centers on the body, like near the collarbone, chest, or belly button. My experience has been that when we start a session working with the body in a way that provides contact to feelings, and the talking part of the session has a slightly different attribute to it (Graetz, Sawyer, Baghurst and Hirte, 2006). Dance/movement therapy for cancer patients: Cancer is a major problem nowadays, its effecting people both mentally and mentally. Having cancer may result in wide emotional, physical and social problems. Existing cancer care progressively incorporates psychosocial interventions to recover patients’ quality of life (Pratt, 2004). Creative arts therapies like dance/movement, music, art and drama therapy have been used to help in the care of cancer patients and in their early recovery. Cancer patients are using dance/movement therapy to understand to admit and reconnect with their bodies; with this therapy they can be able to build new self-confidence and can improve

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