In group therapy sessions we will address themes that are specific to the members, using the group as a source of support while creating a safe and containing place to develop resources and learn more about how we impact and are impacted by others.
The therapy group becomes a type of social microcosm, where members of the group come to represent the various types of people or relationships in your life and the boundaries in place allow group members to explore different patterns of relating without fear of judgement, while having the added benefit of feedback from the other group members.
Members of the group take on many different and ever-shifting roles – witness, protector, mirror, leader, support, instigator, peacemaker, or cheerleader, to name a few. As the group forms an identity, members begin to trust the safety of the group and feel more at ease taking risks, whether that means sharing something vulnerable, trying out a new style of relating, or bringing more of themselves to the group space.
In DMT group sessions, we will often begin with a verbal/movement check-in, followed by a group warm-up, movement exploration around specific themes (individually, in pairs, or as a group), verbal reflection, and a group ending. Some things you might find in a DMT therapy group include: creative movement, the use of props to facilitate movement experiences, vocalizing, mirroring explorations to foster empathy, the use of music or rhythmical group dances, and group discussions. To learn more about DMT group work, check out this blog post.
The group program will be constantly developing to meet the needs and interest of the community. We are currently offering:
*This group is taking a break over the summer months. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the September group, please send an email to movingtogetherDMP@gmail.com.
This weekly group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm and offers a safe space where women, and anyone who identifies as female and relates to women’s issues, can come together to find support and empowerment through creative movement and dance. Using dance as a medium for self-discovery, we will expand our awareness of our internal worlds and get to know our patterns of moving and relating, both in dance and in life. The group will provide a space to explore, grow, and find acceptance, wherever you are in your journey.