Arts psychotherapies

arts psychotherapies

The mind and body are interactive with no dichotomy between the workings of the mind and the behaviour of the body.

The therapist works with the service user's personality as it is expressed in body movement. The therapist creates an environment in which feelings can be safely expressed, communicated and acknowledged. A person's associations to a movement may lead to descriptive imagery and metaphor as they give meaning to that movement. These images indicate issues concerning the individual or the group process and can develop both non-verbally and verbally.

Dance movement psychotherapy is relevant for service users who have difficulty with communication and/or interaction and it has a unique role in the field of eating disorders, being directly involved with body image.

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