BODY ORIENTED PSYCHOTHERAPY

Body Oriented Psychotherapy at Moving Forth includes the application of Dance Movement Therapy (DMT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Laban/Bartenieff Fundamentals, and the Comprehensive Resource Model. This combination offers you safe and effective therapeutic intervention that allows you the possibility of gaining a sense of connection in mind and body. Body oriented psychotherapy can help with a range of issues:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • trauma & PTSD
  • minor/chronic physical ailments; back pain, aching legs, shoulder pain, headaches
  • relationships at home and at work
  • low self-esteem and lack of self confidence
  • communication issues; difficulties in expressing yourself with others, assertiveness, listening.

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What we offer

Moving Forth offers group and individual sessions. Our therapeutic service assists you in breaking negative patterns of behaviour, raising awareness of your sensing body and accompanying thought processes.  We combine embodied awareness, verbal psychotherapy, creative movement activities, and utilise emerging imagery and metaphors with the aim of promoting sustained healing. Your life’s puzzle will begin to make sense and your mind and body will work more effectively together.

What to expect

The first 2 to 3 sessions with the therapist offer you an initial assessment to consider your therapeutic aims, identify possible areas of central concern, and allow you to get a picture of the body oriented psychotherapy approach. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and decide whether Moving Forth’s creative body oriented psychotherapy is suitable for you.

Every session is tailored to your individual needs. Gentle movement is encouraged, although not obligatory. It is helpful if you wear clothing that enables you to undertake a range of movement activities may include moving to music (but not always), simple integrative movement exercises, a playful use of props (i.e. cloths and objects), stories, songs and symbols.

To gain some lasting benefit it is recommended you attend weekly sessions for a minimum of six weeks.  At this point you can choose to continue or not, and identify some clear therapeutic goals.