Dance/movement therapy fosters creative self-expression, and provides safe and effective options for relating to others and coping with the environment. Heidi provides DMT in group and individual sessions, supporting the development of the child; including the acquisition and transfer of skills in many areas, and healthy processing of trauma, illness and loss. Her gentle, sturdy movement interventions set limits within which children can learn to control impulsive behavior, and increase their ability to focus and sustain attention, essential in developing cognitive potential, and developing age appropriate healthy coping skills. Heidi uses a wide variety of approaches, such as expressive movement, creative dance, role-playing, yoga, meditation and a blend of structured and improvised movement experiences. Through movement observation and interaction, Heidi meets the child on a primary, nonverbal level, which helps the child to develop a positive and realistic self-image. Upon entering the child’s symbolic movement world, she expands communication skills, creating pathways from nonverbal to verbal dialogues. As a result of this process, self-awareness, awareness of others, coping skills, and the ability to form relationships can all be improved.
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