Goodill S.W.'s An introduction to medical dance movement therapy PDF

By Goodill S.W.

ISBN-10: 1843107856

ISBN-13: 9781843107859

Featuring dance/movement remedy (DMT) as a workable and beneficial psychosocial aid provider for people with a scientific disease, Sharon W. Goodill indicates how operating creatively with the mind/body connection can motivate and improve the therapeutic strategy. This publication represents the 1st try to assemble, synthesize, and post the paintings that has been performed over fresh years in scientific DMT. The rising program of clinical DMT is grounded in the context of demonstrated viewpoints and theories, corresponding to arts treatments, healthiness psychology and medical views. in addition to analyzing its theoretical foundations, the writer bargains real-life examples of clinical DMT operating with humans of other a while with diversified health conditions. This complete e-book offers a company beginning for exploration and perform in clinical DMT, together with techniques for pro education, study and application improvement. Interviews with dance/movement therapists deliver clean and interesting views to the sphere and those and the author's tales aspect to the prospective destiny functions of clinical DMT. With a growing number of expert dance/movement therapists operating with the medically unwell and their households, it is a well timed and well-grounded examine a thrilling new self-discipline. it is strongly recommended interpreting for DMT scholars and execs, complementary therapists, and all people with an curiosity within the therapeutic power of operating innovatively with the brain and physique.

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259). In an overview of the field of health psychology, Taylor (1990) summarizes the knowledge about self-care as follows: Specifically, we now know that people are most likely to practice a good health measure when (a) the threat to health is severe; (b) the perceived personal vulnerability and/or the likelihood of developing the disorder is high; (c) the person believes that he or she is able to perform the response that will reduce the threat (self-efficacy); and (d) the response is effective in overcoming the threat (response efficacy).

According to Pennebaker, the enhancement of health through writing or speaking (in a clinical setting) about one’s traumatic experiences comes from the combination of emotional and cognitive activities. 18). Krantz, a dance/movement therapist and psychologist, responded to that call with a valuable study that replicated the design used in several of the Pennebaker experiments, investigating the health benefits of expressive dancing, or “psychophysical expression” (1994). Krantz assigned 64 college students to one of three conditions: 1.

Cohen (1988) observed that there are several possible points of entry in the pathways linking psychosocial factors and disease/health status. 234), a common set of psychophysiological processes through which psychosocial and environment risk factors exert their influence on health, possibly by altering the individual’s susceptibility to infection and disease. One such process is the familiar “fight–flight” or stress response (Cannon 1932; Selye 1956/1976) that stimulates the production of hormones and other substances to weaken the immune system, leaving the individual more susceptible to disease.

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