Dance and Movement Therapy (Pre4 - Gr.2)
What is Dance Movement Therapy, whose methods are used by leading this group?
Dance movement therapy is the health care approach that uses art (dance and movement) to enhance your physical, emotional, cognitive (perception, memory, thinking, etc.) and social health.
Dance movement therapy guideline: the body and the psyche is an interconnected system, which means that changes in your body and in your movements cause changes in your emotional state.
In dance movement therapy, as opposed to the dancing and physiotherapy, a creative collaboration with the therapist and your reflections on this process is crucial
For more information see: //dkt.lv/en
Practical information about group:
It’s advisable to wear comfortable clothes
Size of the goup-5-7 children
What will happen in: Movement and creative activities group‘?
Session begins with a conversation at the beginning of session and then balanced movement activities and games are used, in order to express thoughts, feelings and emotions creatively. In the process, music, rhythm and various auxiliary materials (fabrics, balls, scarves, etc.) are used. We won’t learn specific dances, but will use movement, games, and movement tasks to promote emotional, physical and social development. Sometimes towards of the end of the session children suggested game or activity happens. The session ends with a conversation, during which the gained experience is summarized.
Movement and creative activities group will help children:
promote physical changes, emotional changes, changes in thinking
reduce cognitive and emotional tension after a long day at school
develop social skills, improve communication skills, build trust in relationships
come into contact with internal resources and creative potential
understand and accept emotional and physical condition
increase self-esteem, promote positive perception of your body
Dr.psych. supervisor ;
Certified dance movement therapist
Dance movement therapy studied in London (University of London, Goldsmith’s College) and worked with multicultural client group (children and youngsters) who had emotional and intellectual difficulties. As dance movement therapist I’m working last 7 years, mainly with children. For last 4 year in hospital with eating disorder, depression, emotion, behavior and developmental difficulties). Wrote PhD in psychology about ‘Maternal Nonverbal Attunement, Depression Symptoms, Emotion Regulation Strategies And Child's Behavior Problems’ (University of Latvia). I’m am pleased to work with mothers and children together in my private practice.
Also work in Rīga Stradiņš University as lecturer.
Activity leader: Ms. Kristine Vende Kotova
Cost per session: 65 EUR
Limit of participants: 5-8