“I enjoyed the challenges of the Dance Movement Therapy sessions with Doreen. The exercises did push my balance ability, making me aware of how the mind and the body are connected. Having lost the ability to do so many things, now slowly over 5 years I am regaining them back. Many of the exercises we did I am sure would have been beneficial in the early stages of my condition. The Dance Therapy sessions with Doreen, were always fun, making me feel comfortable and safe. Laughing was also an important part of these sessions.”
Welcome to Alive Inside Dance Movement Therapy. This form of therapy is based on physical-psychological and scientific knowledge and it emerged as a profession in the US in the 1960s. I qualified as a Dance Movement Therapist with the NZ founder DTNZ and offer dance therapy sessions from my purpose-built home-based studio in Woolston/Opawa, Christchurch. I also work closely with institutions such as schools and rest homes where I often work in a team of nurses and other professionals.