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'Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected
in your body. Your body knows. Your body tells'
One of the principle ways human beings communicate is through movement. We are used to thinking and trying to understand with our minds, however we are not used to listening to the body or trusting its' wisdom. Movement Therapy listens to the body and its messages.
The language of the body is movement, it is our first language, our most honest expression and the closest to the truth of who we are and how we relate to ourselves and the world around us. The body speaks through sensations, the physical energy of our feelings and the way we move. Movement therapy uses the body's language to connect with our internal worlds and focuses on supporting the client to stay grounded and present in the body during the therapy process.
By following the flow of movement in our bodies we can express our inner experiences in a clear and simple manner and use the body itself as a vehicle to create lasting change. In Movement Therapy the focus is on assisting a client to connect with their physical experience, to track what is happening in their body and to explore the emerging themes.
In my experience, during the healing process the body needs as much care and attention as the mind. This can be as simple as eating nourishing food, taking light exercise and getting enough sleep, or as in depth as using the body as a resource for healing itself. Because physical expression is often much clearer than words, movement therapy offers another path or route into the unconscious by allowing the body to take the lead. Through following simple physical movements in a safe, therapeutic space we can explore what the body wants to say about an issue or situation and begin to release any blockages held on that level.
The insight received during a movement therapy session is deeply rooted in the body, which leads to increased understanding and self-awareness.
Movement therapy is used successfully in medical and educational settings, in nursing homes and rehabilitation centres, and can be applied to a wide range of emotional, physical and cognitive difficulties.
People do not need to have any previous experience of movement work and it is open to everyone.
Contact: Carol McInerney, B.A, Dip. Couns., Cert. MT
Address: Appletree Health & Wellness
126 Ranelagh Village, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, Ireland
Phone: 086 1956331