Often we view mental health in through the lens of the mind only. We feel that mental health issues can be dealt with only by traditional forms of therapy.
Of course, traditional forms of therapy like psychotherapy and psychology and psychiatry for that matter are very important and form the basis of resolving mental health issues.
But the one thing we miss when we think about mental health is, our body. The body and mind are not two separate entities, but are interlinked with one another.
The mind-body connection is often overlooked when we try to resolve mental health issues. Our mind influences our body and our body too, send signals to our brain. When we utilize this connection of the mind and the body, only then can mental health be achieved optimally, otherwise there is always a chance of delayed/incomplete healing.
Dance Movement Psychotherapy or Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) is one such field which utilizes the body and movement to heal mentally.
DMT works on this principle of mind-body connection and helps people overcome their issues via body movement, dance, movement patterns and so much more.
I personally get clients who come to me because only traditional form of therapy hasn’t been working for them completely. I would say traditional forms of talk therapy, when added with adjunct form of therapy like Dance Movement Therapy, is the ideal way to combat mental health issues.
Also, Dance Movement Therapy is something one can experience irrespective of whether they are facing any issues or not. It has general health benefits and works holistically on the mind, body & emotions.
Our specially designed Stress Relief Dance Sequence has proven to benefit so many people, from different walks of life.
Harnessing the power of movement and the body to heal yourself gives faster results and benefits more in the long run.
Trauma stored in the body can be released only through the body.
On that note, I end this article.
Once you know the mind-body connection, you will appreciate the role of the body, in healing your mind.
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