Dance Therapy Association of Australia

Evelyn Defina

Evelyn Defina – Bio


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Evelyn Defina holds an MA (Sydney). In masters studies she investigated theories of mind-body and their implications for dancetherapy and its therapeutic outcome. She is head of the dance department at Wesley Institute for Ministry and the Arts, Sydney where she designed and coordinates the Graduate Diploma in Dance Therapy. She is a registered psychologist, a trained dancer and professional member of the DTAA.

Sacred dance as a form of dance therapy


Edition: Dance Therapy Collections 2

Keywords: Dance Therapy, sacred dance, Christianity, harmonics system

Page #: 54

The following paper is offered as a foundation and introduction to the specialised area of dance therapy within a Christian context. Within this context it presents a descriptive account of the philosophies and principles, and concepts of dance therapy. The movement system, Harmonics, as founded by Bill and Paula Douthett, of Sacred Dance Ministries International will be discussed. This movement system has been implemented within Christian circles all over the world during the last 30 years.