The Moving Child I: DMT with Infants and Children (1 credit)

This course explore Dance/Movement Therapy with infants and children from in utero through age 7 and is also extremely valuable knowledge for working with adults. Here we engage with video content from The Moving Child Films I, II and III as well as other resources.

You will learn about:

  • Engaging children and families using the DMT tools of attunement, mirroring, kinaesthetic empathy and expansion of movement repertoire, redirecting movement impulse, and building narrative and story through movement, as well as healing traumas, through creative forms and activities.
  • Expanding awareness and working with the movement and behavioural imprints of in utero, birth and early development and understand the relationship between movement and healthy attachment/bonding. This is very relevant for work with all ages of people.There are two parts to this course: we ask that you attend Part I before taking Part II as the courses are sequential in design.

Part I (1 credit; 15hours): covers material for applications in utero through age 7.

Part II (1 credit: 15hours): covers material for applications for ages 7-16 years old.