Healing Through Ancient Wisdom

Expressive Dance & Movement

For Emotional Trauma and Emotional Alchemy

Expressive Dance and Movement Therapy (E-DMT) is a holistic approach that focuses on the integration of Body, Mind and Spirit. Sessions include trauma education, somatic understanding and application of Yoga philosophy.

Each session is designed and personalized to the individuals who need to improve their overall physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. E-DMT gives us the ability to understand what is guiding our thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviors. This is a self- empowering and an experiential practice to facilitate healing in the person on all levels.

Together, we focus on transcending limiting thoughts, attitudes, behaviors and beliefs about the Self that keeps us prisoners to our own mind. We will work to change these patterns that are held in our cognitive processes and how these processes relate to the way we behave, as a way of dealing with trauma, mental and emotional problems. 

My goal is to restore balance, trust and faith through psychological and spiritual coaching and guidance to deepen your presence, awareness and connection to yourself. When we are in alignment we are able to know ourselves more fully. We are more easily moved to embrace the opportunity for change, growth and love.

It’s time to reclaim parts of ourselves that’s been lost to regain our sense of freedom to be in our TRUTH, our POWER and to shine our LIGHT.

The human body holds an infinite wisdom and intelligence. When we give ourselves permission to go within, we will find all the answers to the questions we didn’t even know we have .

In this bottom-up approach, we work directly with the body to capitalize on the natural intelligence of the body.  

WHY? because there are times when words are not enough. Often physical pain and illness stem from unresolved experiences held in the body. The body contains and reveals our entire life experience. It is through the body that our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels become connected. It is through the body that we can come to know ourselves and the world we are apart of. It is through the body that we can connect to our roots, culture and ancestors.

Working with the mind cures symptoms, working with the body HEALS the root cause.

In this practice of stillness in motion, clients will be guided to engage in unchoreographed and spontaneous movement to bypass the conscious mind and increase body awareness. It can be used to tell a story, act out a dream, impulse or used for non-verbal expression of issues, emotions and feelings that can then be integrated by the conscious mind.

Dancing is using the body as an instrument of self-expression and Movement is a way of learning and communicating with our body to reflect our feelings about the self and our relationships with others.

Our body holds and reflects our trauma, emotional pain and limiting beliefs. When we move we open up the channels of the body to clear away old emotional blockages, belief systems that no longer serve us and memories the body has held onto. This allows us to go deeper into the experience of the body to feel safe and be present in each moment. When we are able to connect that to our breath and physical sensations, it helps us to regulate our nervous system and we are able to express the full range of our emotions. 

The answers we seek are within and the body can lead us to it. The body tells the story of our history and can speak to us in so many different ways. We work directly with the patterns of the body to rebuild trust and empower the process of self-healing. When we step out of our own way, we can gain deeper access to the soul through creative expression.

“Words label what we already know; expressive movement reveals the unknown. Sensations, feelings, emotions, and images that have long been buried in our bodies are revealed through movement. This is also useful in shifting old patterns, habits, and destructive belief systems….dance and renew your life force. When these dances are connected to our lives, they bring about dramatic release and change in our will to live.”

~ Anna Halprin