Marcia B. Leventhal

Working notes on two chapters in theoretical concerns which support a primary clinical practice in dance therapy


Edition: 2019 Vol. 16 Nos. 1-2

The content of the following two items will form the basis of two chapters in a book currently being written by Dr Leventhal. The first about The Healing Model of Therapeutic Dance has been developed from an introductory lecture for dance therapy training used by Dr Leventhal both close to home and overseas and most recently in China. The second is similarly being prepared from her lecture notes on The integration of two paradigms: the Newtonian and the Quantum. They both form the basis of models and concepts used by Dr Leventhal in her work and are being shaped towards being chapters. As such, we’re very privileged to be able to read them at this stage and take advantage of the content in our work. The first chapter in the making is about the structure of the theoretical treatment model of healing dance, which highlights the importance of having a structure to work from in the first instance. It is needed as a foundation for the development of methods and techniques with which to work, as well as and most importantly, a basis from which measures can be taken. This is followed by another chapter in the making which involves the juxtaposition of the Newtonian and Quantum worlds. Dr Leventhal uses both in her work, leading her clients towards finding ways of becoming more personally involved in dance movement and at a level deep enough to find personal themes that can lead them into journeys that can be indescribable. As our access to these two chapters is really privileged, it is requested that written permission is sort prior to copying, translating or quoting.

Keywords: Dance movement therapy; theoretical models; Healing Model; Newtonian and Quantum

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An Introduction to Historical Antecedents and Theory Contributing to the Development of a Wholistic Model of Embodied Therapeutic Intervention and Treatment


Edition: 2015 Vol. 13 Nos. 1-2

The following article presents basic background concepts and theory from the last fifty or more years, including body-mind integration, non-verbal communication, and other elements and precepts which contribute to the evolution of embodiment theory. In addition, many points of view leading to a wholistic view of clients in therapy are presented. Ideally, this article will assist students studying to become wholistic therapists with a basic background for working within a three-dimensional model; a model which embraces and explores the whole person, feeling, thinking, creating, and expressing.

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World News


Edition: 2014 Vol. 12 Nos. 1-2

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We announced the sad news of the loss of two great influences in DMT, Dr Valerie Hunt and Warren Lamb, in our last issue. Just prior to publishing the last issue, we also received the news of the loss of another great influence in the movement world, Emilie Conrad. We invited other tributes to these great people who dedicated their lives to their work, and were pleased to receive for publication in Moving On, the memorial Address Dr Marcia Leventhal gave for Dr Hunt and a tribute to Emilie Conrad forwarded to us by Amber Gray.

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