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Dance Therapy Title: • Dancing to the Beat of Your Heart

Definition: Dance therapy, or dance movement therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process which furthers the emotional, cognitive and physical integration of the individual. Therapeutic Value: • Dance movement therapy strengthens the body/mind connection through body movements to improve both the mental and physical well-being of individuals • Dance/Movement therapy is an expressive therapy in which people can make personal statements about their thoughts and feelings in a non-verbal form. They are subsequently encouraged to put this into words. Objective: • To be able to encourage the different kinds of patient in the ward to join the therapy • To be able to allow the patients express their thoughts and feelings through the movement of the body • To be able to improve the physiological, emotional and psychological well- being by improving the mood and relieving the stress of the patient Materials: • Sound system for the music • extension cords • Music for the dance: “Pinoy Ako” (PBB Theme) Procedures: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The therapist would introduce the activity. Then the patients would be asked to perform a warm up exercise. After the warm up, the therapists would begin to teach the simple dance steps. The patients, together with the therapists, would perform the dance. Evaluation: The patients would be given the chance to express themselves in doing their own dance or the dance that was taught.