What does Dance Movement Therapy propose?
According to the Argentine Association of Dance Therapy (AADT) dance movement therapy (DMT) is "the therapeutic and / or psychotherapeutic use of movement and dance that seeks to favor processes of emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration". The way we move is the product of thought patterns, and in the same way, various ways of moving and expressing ourselves through the body directly affect thought and emotions.
DMT originated in the United States in the 1940s by dancers and dancers who began to explore the therapeutic effects of dance and movement in neurotic and psychotic patients, in people with traumas and with organic or mental illnesses . Some of the most important references are Marian Chace, Trudi Schoop, Lilian Espenak, Mary Whitehouse, among others.