Grief, like trauma, is held in the physical body. Often, individuals are unable to process their grief, identify their trauma or understand the neurobiological effects that grief has on the mind-body relationship. Dance/movement Therapy (DMT) is a clinical, evidence-based practice that focuses on the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual to reach diverse and person-centered therapeutic goals. Implementing dance/movement therapy interventions to process neurobiological responses to grief and loss provide an embodied, kinesthetic approach to healing trauma and restoring the mind-body-spirit relationship.
Upon completion, participant will be able to list 3 or more types of death related and non-death related losses to assist in understanding a client's grief experience, and identify a person-centered plan of care
Upon completion, participant will be able to identify 1 or more non-verbal interventions to encourage a client's embodied experience within the therapeutic relationship and clinical setting
Upon completion, participant will be able to describe 3 or more neurobiological concepts, and the effects of grief and loss on the mind-body-spirit relationship