By Sharon Chaiklin, Hilda Wengrower

The paintings and technological know-how of Dance/Movement treatment deals either a large knowing and an in-depth view of ways and the place dance remedy can be utilized to provide swap. The chapters transcend the fundamentals that signify a lot of the literature on dance/movement treatment, and each of the themes lined bargains a theoretical standpoint via case studies that emphasize the innovations utilized in the various settings. numerous varied theoretical issues of view are awarded within the chapters, illuminating the several paths wherein dance may be approached in treatment.

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For such individuals, their creative actions are on behalf of the purpose of control and to establish order. It is easier for them to be revealed through an artistic expression than in the course of a relationship. Fairbairn (1952/1994) saw this exhibitionist tendency as compensatory for difficulties­in bonding. Similarly, someone with high levels of anxiety, overwhelming life experiences, or a chaotic reality, may use art or play to achieve imaginary control. Lidia is a 32-year-old patient with schizoid characteristics.

From there we engaged playfully in a dance that adopted my style, allowing her to try to introject another embodiment. If we further consider the analogy between play and the creative process stated by Freud, we must remember E. Erikson, who established that child’s play has functions of adaptation and integration in his or her development, which is naturally asynchronous (Erikson, 1963). Play activity allows the harmonization of these asynchronic changes of different orders, physical, psychological, and social, through a fantasy put into action.

Read adds that the human being felt and feels unsure and perplexed in ­facing the complexities and uncertainties of life and the cosmos; man desires a ­better comprehension of reality, a sharpening of those faculties that will aid him in fighting for his existence. Mimetic dance served this objective of increasing knowledge of the feared or adored animal. Art is not a ­pastime that employs free psychic energy but has been necessary for survival since the earliest days of humanity (Read, 1955:65).

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