Movement, Metaphor and Imagery
Author/s: Sharon Paetzold
phenonmenology, Spinelli, drawing, subjectivity, body armour, lived experience,
The following article was written by Sharon on her experiential workshop given at the third Dance-Movement Therapy Conference – ‘Weaving The Threads’ – in Melbourne in 2007.
Sharon explains her practice “A focal point of the therapeutic work is the differentiation of awareness, expression of bodily experiences as well as expansion of the movement repertoire. By broadening the movement repertoire and dialogical processes the level of consciousness of the experience is sensitised and the new movement experiences are integrated into cognitive processes which aid the individual’s personality move towards a more integrated self. The expressive, adaptive and communicative behaviour can be observed as it is experienced through muscle tension, breath, posture, body attitude and movement. The Movement, Metaphor and Imagery experiential workshop provided participants with a safe creative space to explore dual polarities or conflicts located within their mind and body paradigms.” (pp 22-23)