A Journey

LMA, dyading, witnessing, authentic movement, Mary Builth, Liljan Espenak, movement diagnostics

Andrea describes 3 movement experiences in three different settings and contexts and draws on dance theorists and movement diagnostic tests to make sense of her learning, whilst giving support to DMTs’ practices. In the first experience linking movement experiences with theoretical perspectives, supported Andrea in coming to know more about her body and her inner attitude expressed in movement. It also offered possibilities for adapting functional movement activities in DMT settings. In the second experience shared with a partner, gave further deep understanding of inner states and the potential for attuning to a patient in a similar withdrawn state through movement. The third transforming experience was drawn from a solo exploration, giving new information about how movement communicates in the space of a witnessing presence and can be deeply healing.  (pp 9-12)

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