By Goodill S.W.

ISBN-10: 1843107856

ISBN-13: 9781843107859

Providing dance/movement remedy (DMT) as a achievable and helpful psychosocial help provider for people with a clinical sickness, Sharon W. Goodill exhibits how operating creatively with the mind/body connection can motivate and improve the therapeutic method. This ebook represents the 1st try to assemble, synthesize, and put up the paintings that has been performed over fresh years in scientific DMT. The rising program of clinical DMT is grounded in the context of verified viewpoints and theories, equivalent to arts remedies, well-being psychology and medical views. in addition to studying its theoretical foundations, the writer deals real-life examples of clinical DMT operating with humans of alternative a while with assorted health conditions. This accomplished booklet offers an organization origin for exploration and perform in clinical DMT, together with innovations for pro coaching, examine and application improvement. Interviews with dance/movement therapists convey clean and interesting views to the sector and those and the author's tales aspect to the prospective destiny purposes of scientific DMT. With progressively more expert dance/movement therapists operating with the medically sick and their households, it is a well timed and well-grounded examine an exhilarating new self-discipline. it is strongly recommended analyzing for DMT scholars and execs, complementary therapists, and all people with an curiosity within the therapeutic capability of operating innovatively with the brain and physique.

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237). Self-efficacy is a judgment or conviction about oneself; it is the opposite of helplessness. As with quality of life, the patient’s perception of his or her own capacities is the key to assessing selfefficacy. 251). Thus, even if self-efficacy is low at the point of diagnosis, it can be bolstered through interactive and social processes, particularly interventions that encourage independent activity on one’s own behalf. As a psychological construct, self-efficacy is related to “health locus of control” (see below) and impacts health outcomes through the behavioral pathways such as adherence.

Chronic inadequate resources make those who live in poverty particularly vulnerable to the everyday stressors of their environment (Watts-Jones 1990). As mentioned above, the stress response and chronic stress form one possible common disease pathway in the link between psychological, emotional and biological processes. Many mind/body medicine programs provide stress reduction interventions. Good results have been obtained in studies of mindfulness-based meditation (Reibel et al. 2001), and other methods that induce the relaxation response (Hall and O’Grady 1991; Kutz, Borsyenko and Benson 1985).

16). To do justice to the vast body of knowledge on imagery and health is beyond the scope of this volume, but several concepts and studies are highlighted because they can inform the practice of medical DMT. Body image is a central construct for DMT and this will be examined. Patients’ imagery about their bodies and their disease will also be considered. Finally, the use of imagery techniques will be reviewed. Because health-relevant imagery often occurs during altered states of consciousness, PSYCHOLOGICAL CONCEPTS FOR MEDICAL DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY 49 including creative and movement states like those generated in DMT sessions, the dynamics and induction of such states will also be discussed.

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