Dance Movement Psychotherapy,  according to the American Dance Therapy Association is well explained as the utilization of dance and movement in a therapeutic manner so as to encourage well-being not only in a more physiological aspect but also in terms of a more cognitive, social, temperamental as well as physiological development of an individual (ADTA, USA). Dance Movement Psychotherapy, as a therapeutic technique has been in the knowledge of several psychologists and therapists from a very early age, and it something that they often turn to as a mode of intervention as it utilizes a more overall and eclectical approach to work through several concerns and above all adding the individual towards the path of healing. Dance therapy in Delhi is also associated to more of an empirical approach especially about the interconnected role of our mind, the body and our spirit, and that any form of change or alteration in constructs of the mind may also lead to changes both in our spirit and body as well.

Dance Movement Psychotherapy considers movement as the primary language of a child. A variety of non-verbal as well as movement based communication begins within the mothers womb and expands throughout our life. A variety of psychologists believe that movement is after all one of the most basic means of communication which makes dance movement psychotherapy a pivotal part of intervention. Asha Hai is one of the very few centers which is at the forefront of providing effective as well as collaborative Dance Therapy in Delhi.


In providing Dance Movement Psychotherapy, a series of therapists focus and encourage exploration and observation as necessary skills in conjunction with language and communication skill building utilizing Play, rhythm, ritual, music, vocalization, mirroring, props, art and drawing during sessions. Based on one of the most classic models, the very pioneer of Dance movement psychotherapy helping it move past psychodynamism was the Chasian Model. The structure is as follows

  • Hello Song and Rapport Building
  • Basic Warm Up
  • Thematic Body movement and Attunement
  • Closure


The major role of Professionals trained in Dance Movement Psychotherapy is often multifold and takes into consideration a wide array of areas. The psychotherapists at Asha Hai aim towards utilizing their training and providing dance therapy in Delhi to children keeping in mind the following guidelines:


Encourage support, inculcate and promote the client’s movements via activities such as mirroring, suggesting or empathetically observing and acknowledging movements. To aids the process of Early Intervention for children with special needs. To provide and encourage the concept of personal space and allow free- association of movement. To make effective and precise use of a movement analysis as well as observation tools so as to acknowledge and understand how an individual may relate to themselves and others in the environment. To be more permissive as well as encouraging towards emotions, not only with respect to their awareness of emotions but also with respect to their understanding of these emotions using Dance Therapy in Delhi.


Our belief, especially with respect to our Dance Movement Psychotherapy program is to acknowledge and take into account the uniqueness of each child, their ability to learn, perceive the world, understand their emotions, etc. The sessions planned at our center of Dance Therapy in Delhi, are not only fun, but also filled with creativity, which works towards building the coordination required at the certain age along with improving and enhancing learning styles. It has also been observed and proven that children exposed to Dance Movement Psychotherapy show a remarkable improvement in their learning skills i.e. speech, body coordination, social skills, etc. Dance Movement Psychotherapy has also proved extremely beneficial as Early Intervention for children with Special Needs. 

Benefits of availing dance therapy in Delhi include:

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-esteem
  • Personal autonomy
  • Links- thought, feelings and actions
  • Increasing and rehearsing adaptive coping behaviors, feelings or thoughts
  • Maximizing communication
  • Contacting inner resource