Dance Movement Therapy

The Dance Movement Therapy is defined by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) as the psychotherapeutic use of movement within a process that pursues the psychophysical (body-mind) integration of the individual. It is characterized by the use it makes of the medium and artistic process (in this case dance and movement) to help solve the emotional or psychological conflicts of people.

The Dance Movement Therapy is based on:

• Research on non-verbal communication.

• The psychology of human development.

• The different systems of motion analysis.

“The use of dance and movement as a therapeutic tool is rooted in the idea that the body and mind are inseparable. A basic premise is to consider that body movement reflects internal emotional states and that change in the range of possibilities of movement involves psychological changes promoting health and development. It enables both those who are healthy and emotionally and / or mentally disturbed or incapacitated to recover a sense of totality by experiencing psychophysical integration.” (Levy, 1992).

Carlos has worked with different types of Special Needs (Autism, Down Syndrome & Cerebral Palsy), Toodlers and Families in an Educational environment.