Dance movement psychotherapy is one of the creative arts therapies, and is unique in that movement is used as the primary tool for communication. Its approach is based on the premise of the inter-connectedness of the body, mind, and emotions within the psyche and how this is expressed through movement. My sessions are suitable for adults wishing to explore their creative potential for self-development and growth, or individuals who are experiencing tension, emotional or mental distress, or have difficulty in adapting to life situations. During a session I encourage and support clients in moving from a body-felt sense, to explore and reflect on what emerges in spontaneous and imaginal ways. For those clients wishing to work in more depth I offer a transpersonal approach to support their inner journey to discover the dance of the soul.
Individual sessions are offered at Jeneses in Bognor Regis and Chichester. These sessions last for 60 mins and concessions are available.
Groups sessions can be arranged for organisations within the mental health services, dementia or palliative care, and are usually offered on a regular basis over several weeks. Initial meetings and introductory session are free of charge.
Introductory workshops about dance movement psychotherapy are available as Continuous Professional Development for dance artists and students, clinicians, nursing and care staff.
I offer creative movement workshops under the auspices of Baba Yaga’s House. Themes drawn from nature and the landscape are explored through movement, imagination, image making and reflection. These workshops offer the opportunity for participants to move, improvise and be creative with others celebrating the dance of our wild soul.