NHS Southern Health, United Kingdom
Title: Healing movement and biodanza as a method of increasing the sense of enjoyment and optimism in mental health difficulties
Biography: Guahara Dominguez
Mindfulness and body presence has been clinically proven to be a supportive method of intervention for the effective treatment of multiple mental health disorders including depression and anxiety as well as being a preventive and management technique for stress and mood dysregulation.
In this workshop participants will be able to experience a variety of guided movement and dance which will lead to an immediate sense of enjoyment and optimism. We use this discipline to support the cognitive restructuring and behavioral changes that we try to induce using more traditional methods of Psychotherapy including CBT and systemic therapies to reinforce the renewal of vitality, creativity, and closeness in the participants. The session also serves to integrate the participants with each other, so we get a feeling of belonging, connection and being part of a group.
This session will also aim to promote the detachment for the intellectual mind ruled by the ego and the connection with a higher understanding and feeling rules by a higher consciousness. Biondaza and healing movement are intended to increase well-being and general health by encouraging self-expression and self-management through music, dance, and interaction. This is an opportunity for clinicians to experiment with the impact of the Healing guided movement as an effective method of therapeutic intervention.