Dance Therapy and Belly Dance therapy, also commonly known as Dance Movement Therapy, is to do with the way the therapeutic use of movement and dance, are used to improve emotional, cognitive, social, behavioural and physical conditions. The basis of Dance therapy is formulated with the concept that the mind and body and connected or interrelated.
Emotional healing through Dance Therapy
People have been using dance as a healing power for years with dance commonly accepted as a tension reliever. Throughout tradition dancer has been used in different cultures as a way of helping to reduce stress and as a way of healing. Dance and therapy can work together perfectly as a way of healing and it can help people with many different conditions.
How does belly dance help healing the mind?
Women (of all ages, shapes and sizes) have found that belly dancing is a genuinely useful way of improving ones creativity, femininity and self-esteem. Belly dancing can also play a role in releasing ones emotional health and many belly dancers have found that belly dance acts as therapy for them in helping them to deal with:
o Breast cancer surgery
o Rape and/or sexual abuse
o and various other conditions
Getting involved with Dance therapy
Many local colleges now have evening and weekend courses in dance therapy.
It is easy enough to get in touch with local teachers, and set up regular classes.
Teachers can also get involved in the publicity campaign.
One company who can help with this initiative is:
Red Glass Sky Ltd, established since 2003, based in London.