DANCE MOVEMENT THERAPY AND SCHEMA THERAPY
I AM A MOVER.
I HELP PEOPLE MOVE FORWARD,
THROUGH EXPRESSION AND MOVEMENT,
INTEGRATING MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND CORPOREAL REALMS.
For 5 years I work as a Registered Dance movement therapist and Auxiliar Schema Therapist in i-psy Intercultural Psychiatry. This is an outpatient mental heath center in Amsterdam part of Parnassia Groep. We accompany clients suffering from depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, chronic pain, conversion, acculturation and migration related problems.
Our clients come from various countries and cultures: Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Canada, Portugal, Brazil, Peru, Turkey, Morocco, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, among others. The intercultural aspect is essential in the adaptation of the treatments.
I support the work of psychologists, psychotherapists, system therapists, schema therapists, psychiatrists and art therapists, from a non verbal and body oriented perspective. The treatments I offer are broad and various and I always underline the collaborative aspect of therapy: you and me design the treatment together, you decide what works best for you.
In my private practice I aim to support and help individuals to improve their contact with their own bodies, develop interception, communicative and expressive skills; self esteem and assertiveness; improve the emotion regulation, sexual or sleeping difficulties. In my private practice
Learn to integrate traumatic experiences (sexual, physical or psychological trauma), recover a healthy connection with the body.
Help treat pervasive, long‐term psychological difficulties. Identify your core emotional needs and find functional ways of having your needs met.
Address your stress, burn out symptoms or panic attacks learning relaxation techniques, mindfulness, breathing and self care.
Learn to deal with uncontrolled anger outburst, or just the contrary, get more in contact with your emotions and feelings.
Improve self esteem, confidence in yourself and distorted body image. Work on your assertiveness and learn to set limits.
Recognize body signals, foster body awareness, learn to cope with pain.
Techniques and approaches used in the sessions
dance movement therapy
grounding & stabilization techniques
visualization & imagery
stress reduction techniques
laban movement analysis
Dialectical behavior Therapy
self care skills
role plays & chair technique
cross modal art therapy (combining arts, video…)
communication & conflict solving skills
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“I believe in the power of motion, the wisdom of gravity, the emptiness of true love, the fact that there is no way out but through the body, no way up unless we all go together, no way down unless we follow the beat, no way in unless we embrace the dark. ”