Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) is the use of creative movement by a Dance Movement Psychotherapist trained to the level of Masters Degree and it is accredited by the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP UK).
Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) recognises body movement as an implicit and expressive instrument of communication and expression. DMP is a relational process in which client/s and therapist engage creatively using body movement and dance to assist integration of emotional, cognitive, physical, social and spiritual aspects of self. The philosophical orientation of DMP is based on the intrinsic belief in the inter-relationship between psyche, soma and spirit as evidenced in the potential held in creative processes. (Definition given by ADMP UK)
It is one of five creative arts psychotherapies offered, along with: Art Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy, Play Therapy and Music Therapy.