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Dance movement therapy

SunnyDaze

SunnyDaze

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Has anyone tried this? Was it helpful at all?I'm thinking of signing up for it but I have to pre-pay soon (even though it doesnt start for a couple of months ) but I don't know if it's worth the money.

Dance / Movement Therapy
 
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I used to do Zumba. It’s a heck of a workout, get ready to sweat haha.
 
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I've never done Zumba.

Dance movement therapy is done with a therapist,Zumba's not and why I'm asking if anyone has tried it,to find out if it's worth the money.

From the link I posted above:

Dance/movement therapy, usually referred to simply as dance therapy or DMT, is a type of therapy that uses movement to help individuals achieve emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration. Beneficial for both physical and mental health, dance therapy can be used for stress reduction, disease prevention, and mood management. In addition, DMT's physical component offers increased muscular strength, coordination, mobility, and decreased muscular tension. Dance/movement therapy can be used with all populations and with individuals, couples, families, or groups. In general, dance therapy promotes self-awareness, self-esteem, and a safe space for the expression of feelings
 
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I haven’t tried it. I’m sure it’s beneficial because you’re up and moving but I would be a bit skeptical about how much better it would be than just going to a dance class. It might be more comfortable for sure. And they might incorporate some self calming techniques.
 
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I was hoping it would be different than just taking a dance class since it's a therapist doing this type of therapy.
 
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Yeah I’ve never really read about it or seen it so I don’t know. I was just saying I think that a majority of the benefit would be from moving and getting out and about. Possibly some extra from the therapist knowing how to incorpórate other aspects.

I used to go to music therapy with a person I worked with who had autism to observe. It was good for him and he liked it and the therapist would help him with his speech and stuff some but at the same time she would just like sing to him sometimes or do dances with him and it was like kinda funky haha. She was super sweet, he did his best to participate for her, but if his parents were paying a ton of money for it I think they could have done a lot of it at home.

Maybe shadow a class first to see?
 
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It's not classes,it's therapy and I can't really go check it out ahead of time.

I think I may just go ahead and sign up for it and give it a try.Its supposed to be helpful for PTSD and if there's the slightest chance it could really be beneficial it's worth it I guess.If not at least I know I tried.
 
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