The ultimate purpose of Dance and Music Therapy (DMT) is to find a healthy balance and sense of wholeness
Today the girls receive weekly individual one hour therapy meetings with a psychologist. They learn to express themselves working with ceramics and participate as a group in art therapy.
We would like to enable the girls to receive pet therapy and dance therapy.
Dance therapy, or dance movement therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement and dance for emotional, cognitive, social, behavioral and physical conditions. Dance movement therapy strengthens the body/mind connection through body movements to improve both the mental and physical well-being of individuals. As a form of expressive therapy, DMT is founded on the basis that movement and emotion are directly related.
The ultimate purpose of DMT is to find a healthy balance and sense of wholeness. This is so greatly needed for teenage girls’ at risk, where so many have suffered sexual abuse, for it creates a means of discharging aggression and restoring interpersonal connection. DMT will help our girls gain the skills they need for grounding themselves “in their bodies” and for comprehending the relationship between bodily sensation and traumatic memory.
Dance Therapist 6 hours a month x 12 months- $7200