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 My Mission as a Theapist 

  • Facilitate life-span development.
  • Prevent and treat issues that interfere with healthy functioning.
  • Assess, evaluate, and develop treatment goals.
  • Implement planned interventions.
  • Develop and adjust treatment to continuously meet the needs of the client.
  • Body and mind are interconnected so that a change in one impacts the other.
  • Movement can express aspects of the personality.
  • Part of the therapeutic relationship is communicated through non-verbal means.
  • Movements can be symbolic and can represent unconscious material/processes.
  • Movement improvisation/experimentation can bring about new ways of being.

Differences Between DMP and Regular Dance Classes


  • DMP is not like a dance class where the focus is teaching stylised steps or routines.


  • DMP is not like an exercise class where the focus is on the physical release or the development of motor skills.  


  • DMP has the capacity to produce treatment outcomes in the areas of social relationships especially in the formation of relationships.


  • DMP is a carefully attuned therapeutic process that can look different depending on its participants.


  • A DMP therapist provides a safe space for self-expression with confidentiality. 


  • People in treatment communicate conscious and unconscious feelings through dance, which allows a therapist to help to make sense of non-verbal communication.


Movement becomes more than exercise—it becomes a language!


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Body Awareness



Giving the child a clear picture of their own body by participation. Finding initial physical control and support to feel safe, commit and be confident in their self.



Self- Esteem


 

This is the most important element. As the child gains new skills, their sense of worth and confidence grows.


Self control, Focus

And Concentration


Movement needs a degree of concernation, once the concept of 'focusing" is understood it will help in other aspects of a child's life.




Contributions in the Classroom

 


Creative dance helps channel energy, release tensions and prepares the child to be more active in their learning.


Respect



As a child learns about their bodies, they will become aware of others and learn to respect and accept that we are all individuals and come in various shapes and sizes.


Cognitive Learning



Children learn best by their senses  and movement is their main way they learn about their world and themselves. Learning is mostly absorbed by embodiment.




Creative Steps For Mothers and Babies



Book Now

for a Free Trial

Session

Classes at

10am and 10.50-11am

at St.Mildreds Church

30 Bingham Road

Addiscombe,

Croydon CR0 7EA









£6.50 per class.

Please note classes are

booked termly.


Classes are currently not running sue to COVID restrictions.


       Book for your free taster  Class.

07930527997

     

Early development


For toddlers and babies movement are their main means of expressing their needs. Creative dance considers movement  a communication. These classes help stimulate the child's senses. Attach thoughts with movement whilst enhancing physical abilities with emotional support.



Profound and Severe

Learning difficulties

Many children with learning difficulties are stuck at the sensory-motor developmental phase using creative dance can help expand the child's movement possibilities, consolidate and repeat familiar skills. The emphasis in each session are with play, movement and dance so that it is an enjoyable experience, and everyone's achievements are valued.

Special Educational Needs


Children with special educational needs (SEN) such as emotional, ADHD, ADD, Autism, and dyslexia often show considerable ability in dance and movement. This is because it provides the child with opportunities for non-competitive, success-oriented, and creative experiences. Providing a safe environment enables individuals to engage in creative expression, explore their emotions and enhance the mind-body connections that help them to strengthen their inner resources. While promoting positive change in mental states, the expansion of the movement profile helps the child control impulsivity, enhance grounding and self-esteem as well as improve body awareness through a "nonverbal concept' so that they become more self-aware, autonomous, and open. therefore  DMP has the unique ability to work directly with the core deficits of Autism. 

The body replaces the pen and is transformed to be used as an expressive and communicative tool.  Certain SEN children may find themselves participating at the same level as their mainstream peers which boosts their confidence and self-esteem.

 

  • Use of their bodies. Improving posture and health.
  • Ability to investigate actions, improvising and appreciating by having the time and space to perform something new.
  • Use of the space around them
  • Use of opposite dynamics on movement, pace, structure and stillness.
  • Relate to others and self by working with a partner (first with myself or an adult before a peer) then introducing larger group work).