Flamencame & domestic violence

Dance and movement  for women and kids victims of dometic violence

The first project in the Netherlands was developed in March and May  2014, in a women shelter for victims of domestic violence, run by a recognized foundation in Amsterdam, Blijf Groep. A total of five sessions for women, and two sessions for mothers and children were organised.

Flamenco dance techniques were used as a framework and combined with dance movement therapy methods to help participants: release disturbing feelings and foster emotional-regulation,  improve their self-image and self-esteem,  strengthen beliefs and feelings of capability, and promote self-efficacy and motivation.