Thank you Mike for inviting me to participate with you all last Saturday, I did enjoy meeting some of you in the children’s zone. As dance therapists, we always start from where the child is. It was a little different here today as we were sharing the space with Jenny Any Dots the clown and other folks coming in and out and I wondered what […]
Part two So how might we as dmp’s unblock the child’s bodily resistances ? By bombarding the kinaesthetic sense perceptions from and during the warm up in preparing them to be in the session. We have a warm-up which begins from where the child is. It may be movement, it may be play! The aim is the letting go of tensions within the sensory-motor expression. […]
Dance Movement Therapy for children with learning disabilities Part one: Children with learning disabilities can benefit greatly from dance movement therapy in many ways. To start with, their confidence can develop, self-esteem strengthens and ability to make friends nurtured.
Dance and creative movement therapy can help the child to realise their potential and contribute to the following: 1) Provide a form of therapeutic recreation through music, movement and art 2) Develop the child’s physical abilities 3) Put the child in touch with him/herself the emotions, power of concentration, memory and logic 4) Provide an outlet for stress and emotional frustration created by illness and […]