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Beyond Words: Using Movement to Support The Therapeutic Relationship



So you are interested in using the body and movement in your work but you are concerned how to do that safely and ethically. You have been researching further trainings, additional credentials, maybe even a completely different degree, but aren't sure that you will get a return on your investment. Look no further! This workbook will provide you with the tools you need to start using your own mind-body connection to enhance the therapeutic relationship. Informed by the field of dance/movement therapy, this workbook is designed for clinicians looking to enhance their practice through nonverbal communication, movement, and body awareness. This workbook is for you if you are:

  • looking for ways to support your client's verbal processing

  • "stuck" and needing other approaches to deepen the work

  • wanting to establish trust and rapport with clients sooner than later

  • interested in using movement but not focusing on trauma

This workbook will provide you the tools to:

  • tap into your own body knowledge to support your current skill set

  • guide clients to greater self awareness and emotional processing

  • support the therapeutic relationship by recognizing and integrating nonverbal communication

You already have all the tools you need. Your body is the greatest untapped resource at your disposal to enhance your work and to support your clients beyond words.

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