Dance therapy, also known as dance/movement therapy or DMT, is a type of expressive therapy that promotes mental, physical, and emotional healing and growth through self-expression and movement. While this type of therapy technique may not be as well known as other expressive therapies like art therapy, dance therapy has been around for decades. It has been approved as a treatment for people with severe cognitive disabilities since the mid-1990s and is believed to be beneficial for the treatment of a variety of mental health issues including depression, substance use disorders, and eating disorders.
Because dance therapy does not require verbal interaction, it has the unique ability to break down the communication barriers that may cause other forms of treatment to fail. In addition, the physical movement has long been established to be a mood enhancer and the positive attitude that can result from dance therapy may help make other therapy techniques even more effective.
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