Lisa Yau

Dr. Lisa Yau (BVSc, Cert. Dance and Movement Therapy, associate  member of DTAA)

Dance movement has been a very important part of my life. I have combined my knowledge in traditional counselling , especially Gestalt therapy and Narrative therapy, to my practice in dance and movement therapy.

I have experience working with a variety of populations with special needs.  I would like to facilitate the group to find their inner rhythms, and be connected to their souls through the artistry of dance.
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Dance and Movement Therapy (DMT)

It is the use of movement and dance through which a person can engage creatively in a process to further their emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration. It provides a way for unconscious psychological material and deeply held emotions to come to self-awareness. Thoughts and feelings could be shaped, organised and released

DMT is based on the principle that the body, mind, spirit and emotions are inseparable; therefore any changes that take place within the body through movement will have an effect on all aspects of our being.

Dance Movement Specialists are trained in:

  • Counselling and group facilitation.
  • Holistic work with physical, emotional and cognitive elements of each participants, through the body.
  • Design and implementation of programs and sessions tailor-made for each client, group.
  • Movement observation and analysis to develop and evaluate session and program goals according to each client and group.

Benefits of DMT include:

  • Improve self-awareness, self-confidence, self-acceptance
  • Reduction in physical tension and emotional tension
  • Safe expression and processing of overwhelming emotions or thoughts
  • Engaging with innate creativity and nature of play
  • Enhance social skills
  • Experience clarity and shifts in thought patterns and behaviours
  • Expand avenues of communication, interaction and connection

DMT can assist with:

  • Self-esteem/confidence
  • Body image
  • Relationships
  • Social skills
  • Self-Empowerment
  • Establishing personal boundaries
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety and depression

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