Moving Together offers Dance Movement Therapy services in Toronto’s east end. Operating out of Pegasus Studios, Jessica Houghton (Dance Movement Therapist) facilitates individual and group therapy services, as well as workshops.
Dance Movement Therapy: an experiential introduction
We will be hosting this workshop twice due to popular demand! The workshop will offer an experiential introduction to the profession, to help participants gain a deeper understanding of Dance Movement Therapy. We will look at: what DMT is, the guiding principles and supporting theory, movement analysis, clinical applications, training options, and more! For more information, please visit our Workshops page. The January workshop is now fully booked and there are only 5 spaces left for the February workshop, so be sure to reserve your spot soon! To do so, get in touch via our Contact page.
Body Politics: embodying consent through creative movement
This workshop will look at how we embody consent, especially in times when disclosures of sexual assault and boundary violations are so present in the media. Offering a safe space to explore this theme in an embodied way, we will use creative movement and dance as a guide, to explore what yes/no and safe/unsafe feel like in our bodies, practice saying yes/no both verbally and non-verbally, and find ways to reclaim ownership of our bodies after boundary violations have occurred. For more information, check out our Workshops page or visit our Eventbrite or Facebook event page to book your ticket now!
Our weekly group, Moving Women, has room for three more participants! We will be having a trial session on March 4th for those who are interested in becoming a member to come for a free trial session and meet the other members. The group offers a creative environment for women to move together to find support in an accepting community and a safe space to explore their mental health. For more information about the group, please visit the Group Therapy page. If you are interested in joining this group please get in touch via the Contact page to arrange a phone consultation before your first group.
Free consultation sessions
Individual therapy consultations can be booked free of charge. The consultation will take place in person at the studio so you can get a feel for the medium and Jessica’s approach as a therapist. Please get in touch via the contact page to book your trial session.
- Check out our blog! Our latest post explores Jessica’s passion for dance and sharing it with others through DMT. Other blogs include why DMT isn’t just for dancers, “So, what IS Dance Movement Therapy?” and “Why choose Dance Movement Therapy?“
- Jessica was recently interviewed for the radio program Open Dialogue for Accessible Media Inc., discussing what DMT is and how it differs from community and accessible dance classes. Visit the link below to listen! The DMT section of the program starts at 22 minutes. http://www.ami.ca/category/open-dialogue/media/music-and-dance