Confesiones personales: Un desierto en mí.

Ésta soy yo hace 12 años. En Siria. Y tenía un desierto en mí. No me podía mirar al espejo. Fumaba en la cama al despertarme.Comía dos paquetes de noodles instantáneos para desayunar. Estaba en una relación abusiva física y psicológicamente. Dejé de tener contacto con mi familia. Me sentía “libre”. Había escapado de loSigue leyendo “Confesiones personales: Un desierto en mí.”

Yoga for trauma – Trauma sensitive yoga

Since I started studying to become a dance movement therapist I have been interested in trauma. Working with sexually and physically abused women in my student years convinced me about the crucial role of the body in regaining one’s confidence back. And not only confidence, but also the mere sense of owning your body, ofSigue leyendo “Yoga for trauma – Trauma sensitive yoga”

Mind and body, Mindody, Bodind…?

Encouraged by the somatic markers of Antonio Damasio, the mirror neuron theory and the work with the body of Bessel Van der Kolk and Pat Odgen in trauma therapy brings me to be more and more interested in neuroscience. And last week I discovered the Spanish neurologists Pascual-Leone, who made a lovely experiment: Two groups.Sigue leyendo “Mind and body, Mindody, Bodind…?”

Oxid & Oil or how does self-touch help my self regulation in dance movement therapy

This is an excercise to learn how to write a critical literature review based in a personal experience. Oxid & Oil How does self touch help my self regulation in DMT Love is the harmony of two souls and the contact of two epidermes.  (Anom)   Abstract This paper is based upon my experience ofSigue leyendo “Oxid & Oil or how does self-touch help my self regulation in dance movement therapy”

Effectiveness of Dance Movement Therapy techniques when working with PTSD – V Conclusion & Bibliography

CONCLUSION Despite relatively wide use and application, the efficacy of the creative arts therapies has not been established through empirical research (Foa 2010 – 586) Case studies, personal experience and interviews is the main source of research in DMT. However, the selection of three DMT techniques and the subsequent support with similar concepts from other fields of therapySigue leyendo “Effectiveness of Dance Movement Therapy techniques when working with PTSD – V Conclusion & Bibliography”

Effectiveness of Dance Movement Therapy techniques when working with PTSD – IV Anger release in movement

 ANGER RELEASE TECHNIQUE IN MOVEMENT   Alice’s case: I used to bite my arms a lot when I was a child. Not when I was growing up, because I didn’t want to be angry – I recognised I had a lot of anger inside me that I needed to deal with. I started dealing withSigue leyendo “Effectiveness of Dance Movement Therapy techniques when working with PTSD – IV Anger release in movement”

Effectiveness of dance movement therapy techniques when working with PTSD – III Metaphoric use of Space

  Bust of a woman an self portrait – Pablo Picasso METAPHORIC USE OF SPACE Alice created metaphorical “pockets” in the green cushion and when she was able to connect a physical sensation to her story she would put it into her pocket. “For later” she said. (…) We identified Alice’s diagonal pathway across the space asSigue leyendo “Effectiveness of dance movement therapy techniques when working with PTSD – III Metaphoric use of Space”

New York Times is with us! Psychomotor approaches to healing trauma…

Starting the article with an amazing   “Revolutionary approach to treating PTSD”, The New York times article defends the use of the body. Even if it has been used since the forties by dance therapists and psychomotor therapists, is still not fully accepted in the medical world. Psychomotor therapy is neither widely practiced nor supported by clinicalSigue leyendo “New York Times is with us! Psychomotor approaches to healing trauma…”