What is it?

Psychotherapy through movement combines verbal expression –known to most of us as talking therapy – with the non-verbal. Because of the fact that the nature of experience is sometimes far more complex and layered than words can describe and that body and mind are interrelated, this form of therapy encourages the individual to integrate what often is felt ineffably. By honouring and supporting the creative potential of each individual’s body-mind, healing begins.

What to expect from a session

In a session, the body is involved in the therapy process. We will acknowledge that our bodies hold our stories, our intimate experiences, our feelings and our keys to well being. By providing a safe, open and compassionate space, depending on what feels right in the moment, we might spontaneously and freely use movements and/or gestures. While talking, we gently attend to what is happening within the body. In a dance movement therapy session we might find ourselves involved in drawing, playing or exploring dreams. No prior experience in movement/dance/arts is needed.

What are the benefits and how long does it last

As a result of a session, you might feel more grounded and more connected, less dissatisfied with life, more relaxed and more present. There might also be times when you could feel challenged by your experience. There is no right or wrong reaction to therapy. You might want to recognize that this is a space for genuine exploration; a space to bring yourself as you are and to attend with an attitude of curiosity and self-discovery.

The length of your therapy sessions are discussed with me and depend on what feels right for you. An average time-length for therapy is one year, although some people desire to continue beyond this and some decide to stop sooner. Sessions run for one hour.