Dance/Movement Therapy has Positive Impact on Quality of Life, Depression, Anxiety, Well-being, Mood, Affect, and Body Image: A Journal Brief

Dance/Movement Therapy has Positive Impact on Quality of Life, Depression, Anxiety, Well-being, Mood, Affect, and Body Image: A Journal Brief

Dance/movement therapists are frequently challenged to produce “evidence” that dance/movement therapy (DMT) is useful in treatment, a request that can...

Five Ways Dance/Movement Therapy Can Empower and Support Veterans

Five Ways Dance/Movement Therapy Can Empower and Support Veterans

In the spirit of learning, connecting, and sharing I offer some of the insight I have gained from my work...

A New Therapeutic Norm: Dance/Movement Therapy with Individuals with Mental Illness

A New Therapeutic Norm: Dance/Movement Therapy with Individuals with Mental Illness

A Window into Dance/Movement Therapy Sessions with Individuals Diagnosed with Mental Illness There’s power in looking silly and not caring...

Steppin’ Towards Wellness: Dance for Veterans

Steppin’ Towards Wellness: Dance for Veterans

Dance/Movement Therapist Collaborates with Steppin’ Dance Instructors to Foster Wellbeing and a Sense of Belonging for Chicago Veterans Editors Note:...

Afro-Caribbean Dance Healing System – Connection. Meaning. Power: An ADTA Talk

Afro-Caribbean Dance Healing System – Connection. Meaning. Power: An ADTA Talk

As a board certified dance/movement therapist and educator, Maria E. Rivera highlights the use of Afro-Caribbean dance as a cultural...

Dance/Movement Therapy at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

Dance/Movement Therapy at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

Smiling girl lying in bed in hospital surrounded by doctors. Seven year old Tommy was a patient at SSM Health Cardinal...

Mental Wellness and Children in Dance/Movement Therapy

Mental Wellness and Children in Dance/Movement Therapy

Mental Wellness Awareness Month offers an opportunity to take a closer look at the prognosis of mental health in our...

Highlight of the Dance/Movement Therapy Year

As 2015 winds down, I am reflecting on the meaningful moments of the year. As a dance/movement therapist the highlight...