Dance Therapy: Orange Is the New Black & Dance Is the New Therapy! by Erica Hornthal
Dance/movement therapy is a psychotherapy that focuses on body language and non-verbal communication to facilitate mind-body integration and support growth within the therapeutic relationship. It's an alternative to traditional talk therapy. The benefits include, but are not limited to:
- Increased self-awareness and mindfulness
- Decreased anxiety and depressive symptoms
- Chronic pain management
- Improved self-image and identity
Why does it work? Movement is the most primitive instinctual form of communication and expression. It allows for a deeper level of understanding, validation and support. And don't worry, no dance experience or coordination is needed to reap the benefits.
For more information, go to the American Dance Therapy Association website here!