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Dance/movement therapy (DMT) focuses on the connection between the mind and body to promote health and healing. Physically, dance/movement therapy can include light exercises that improve mobility and muscle coordination, as well as reduce muscle tension. Emotionally, DMT can help improve self-awareness, self-confidence and provide an outlet for children to express and communicate feelings.
As part of the Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program at Children's Hospital Colorado, DMT allows kids to use movement to express a wide range of emotions. This form of therapy is used for patients who have a variety of social, emotional, psychological, cognitive or physical concerns. It is often included as a part of the recovery process for kids with chronic illness. Our dance/movement therapists can work with kids and teens individually, in a group setting or with an entire family.
Dance/movement therapy helps kids get better faster by:
After a dance/movement therapy multi-family group, one family member shared, "Wow and a-ha. Thank you for this opportunity to experience a new way to see myself, my child, and ponder how others see me."
For further information about the Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program, please call 720-777-4360.