Dance/Movement Therapy in End-of-Life Care
Dance/movement therapy (DMT) is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual, for the purpose of improving health and well-being.
Molly provides individual sessions with those living with chronic illness, receiving palliative care and/or hospice care, and the grieving population. Molly offers a safe, comfortable, and sacred space for both the individual and their loved one through movement, therapeutic touch, music, and vibrational sound. DMT in end-of-life care can range from legacy dancing to healing movement circles, and non-verbal expression.
Memory Care &
Sundown Dance Therapy
Many individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias often face emotional and behavioral difficulties during evening transitions, specifically following meals. "Sundown Dance Therapy" groups provide the opportunity to ease this difficult transition with body based movement, reminiscence, music, and aromatherapy in the early evening.
Molly also facilitates dance/movement therapy groups for older adults, residents in assisted living facilities, and memory care communities. DMT groups offer a structured, yet fluid movement space that offers the opportunity for clients to sing, dance, and express themselves in both verbal and non-verbal outlets. Recorded music, percussive instruments, dance scarves, and other materials are incorporated for reminiscence, relaxation, and orientation to person, time, and place.