What is Expressive Movement Therapy?
Expressive Movement Therapy (EMT) is a unique approach to self-exploration, self-discovery, and self-expression. EMT is based on the belief that movement and personal art expression have the power to reveal, heal and transform our bodies and our psyches. Movement and artistic expression act as a mirror, reflecting our physical, emotional and interpersonal concerns. This reflection is both a mirror and a map towards change and/or self-acceptance.
The roots of EMT come from Gestalt Therapy, Motional Processing™ (based on Anna Halprin’s Life/Art Process™), Body-Mind Centering, and Laban Movement Analysis. EMT integrates these roots by cultivating a feedback process between movement, feelings, drawings and writing. A dialogue is created between our artistic expression and our life story. EMT seeks to integrate the creative mind and the moving body in a way that speaks to our current physical, emotional, and spiritual concerns.
An EMT session may include:
Introductory, half-day and day-long workshops are available.