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Dance Therapy in Delhi


What is Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP)?

Dance Movement Psychotherapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement and dance through which a person can engage creatively in a process to further their emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration. (ADMP, UK).


As an individual’s movement is seen as a form of communication, Dance Movement Psychotherapists utilize this art form to help individuals find a language that expresses their experience. Asha Hai is one of the few centers, which provides quality dance therapy in Delhi.


Some Techniques in a DMP session

The therapists providing dance therapy in Delhi use various exploration methods such as: play, rhythm, ritual, music, vocalization, mirroring, props, art and drawing during sessions.


The session structure is as follows: (Chasian Model)

  • Warm-up
  • Theme and Movement development process
  • Closure


What does a Dance Movement Psychotherapist do?

The role of a Dance movement psychotherapist encompasses a wide range of domains. The psychotherapists at Asha Hai providing dance therapy in Delhi are trained to fully undertake the following responsibilities:

  • To develop a safe and trusting relationship between the client and therapist.
  • To support and encourage the client’s movements by either mirroring, suggesting or empathetically observing and acknowledging movements.
  • To give space and allow free- association of movement.
  • To use movement analysis and observation tools to understand how the individual relates to themselves and others in the environment.
  • To allow and encourage the bringing of various emotions to the room, while conducting dance therapy in Delhi.


Areas covered

We believe in approaching each child according to their unique way of learning. The DMP sessions (dance therapy in Delhi) have a distinctive quality of being fun, creative and simple while helping the children achieve the required amount of coordination needed at their age which enhances their learning skills. It has been observed and proved that children exposed to DMP show a remarkable improvement in their learning skills i.e. speech, body coordination, social skills, etc… 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 resources

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