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Therapeutic Approaches

Dance/Movement Therapy

Georgia Family Therapy is offering Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT), providing a unique blend of emotional and physical healing. Therapists use expressive movement to unlock emotional insights and strengthen the mind-body connection.

What is Dance/Movement Therapy?

Dance/Movement therapy (DMT) is a form of psychotherapeutic treatment that integrates movement and dance with emotional, social, cognitive, and physical processes. Rooted in the understanding that the mind and body are interconnected, this therapy uses movement as a means for individuals to explore and express their emotions, often leading to insights and improvements in mental and emotional well-being.

How does Dance/Movement Work?

Dance/Movement therapy (DMT) functions as follows:

  • Body-Mind Connection: Utilizes the interrelation of body and mind to express emotions and thoughts through movement.

  • Movement Analysis: Therapists observe and interpret clients' movements to identify emotional or psychological issues.

  • Expressive Therapy: Encourages self-expression through dance, beneficial for those who struggle with verbal expression.

  • Customized Goals: Sessions are tailored to individual needs, targeting mental health improvements like reducing anxiety or enhancing self-esteem.

  • Holistic Focus: Integrates physical, emotional, and mental health for overall well-being.

Who can Dance/Movement Therapy Benefit?

Dance/Movement therapy (DMT) benefits a diverse range of individuals, including:

  • Children and Adolescents: Enhances emotional expression, social skills, and motor development.

  • Adults: Helps manage stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.

  • People with Mental Health Disorders: Provides a therapeutic outlet for conditions like PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

  • Groups, Couples, and Families: Facilitates better communication and relationship dynamics in group settings.

How can Dance/Movement therapy Help you Reach your Goals?

In Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT), patients achieve their goals through:

  • Emotional Expression: Using movement for emotional release and self-expression.

  • Awareness Building: Gaining insight into emotions and behaviors via body language awareness.

  • Mind-Body Connection: Strengthening the link between physical movement and mental well-being.

  • Developing Coping Skills: Learning new ways to manage stress and regulate emotions.

  • Social Skills Enhancement: Improving communication and interaction in group settings.

  • Physical Health Improvement: Gaining physical benefits like flexibility and balance.

  • Boosting Confidence: Enhancing self-esteem through mastery of movements.

  • Tailored Approach: Addressing specific needs and goals, such as anxiety management or mood improvement.

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Challenges Addressed

Cancer & Other Illnesses

Anger & Behavioral Issues


Grief & Loss

Emotion Dysregulation

Trauma & Adversities


Anxiety & Phobia

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