Movement is the basis of life
Movement psychotherapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that utilises body movement to explore, analyse and express what happens in people’s inner world.
It is a gentle and powerful practice that helps integrate aspects which have been ignored or repressed as a product of societal, educational or oppressive experiences. Together, psychotherapist and patient, we will build a safe and confidential space. In this psychotherapeutic process, patients can express their feelings and explore new ways of relating to themselves and the world.
Each session is different depending on the preferences, needs and mood of each patient. It can be entirely verbal or through movement. Most sessions usually involve a combination of talk, movement and creative therapies.
This approach can especially contribute to reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress and insomnia. It is also recommended for the treatment of eating disorders or traumatic experiences (e.g. childhood sexual abuse, gender violence, violence in general). All people can benefit from this psychotherapeutic approach, regardless of their mobility.
I am a dance movement therapist, Gestalt and biodynamic body psychotherapist and Humanist counselor. I hold a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a diploma in holistic psychotherapy and meditation. Additionally, I am a doula, feminist educator and experienced group facilitator.
In 2017, I began working with migrants in Glasgow. In my private practice, I have worked in Mexico, Spain and Scotland. Currently, I am a registered member of the Association of Dance Movement Therapy Spain and the Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK.
My specialization is in the treatment of sexual violence survivors and promoting self-care using dance movement therapy tools, Gestalt and body psychotherapy, person-centred approaches and meaningful learning.
I am convinced that personal development cannot be complete and real if it is not accompanied by community development. From my perspective, the increase in personal awareness must be accompanied by social awareness. Therefore, in my work as a psychotherapist, I integrate social justice and feminism as approaches to promote the development of equitable, healthy and nourishing relationships in the lives of my patients.
Bespoke group and individual options
SPONTANEOUS MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS
Dancing with awareness and in a safe space increases self-knowledge, confidence, curiosity and creativity, in addition to facilitating rest. Spontaneous movement is a soft and powerful practice which improves health, and both prevents and aids in decreasing anxiety, stress, depression and isolation. It is not necessary to have any previous dance experience or fitness level. All you need is enthusiasm and the desire to feel good!
1-2-1 MOVEMENT PSYCHOTHERAPY
Movement psychotherapy is a therapeutic process which uses spontaneous movement and free dance as a form of expression and self-exploration. By moving with awareness and spontaneity, we foster the expression and integration of emotional blockages. This allows us to experience a more authentic, creative, awake and healthy life.
SELF-CARE PROMOTION AND BURN-OUT PREVENTION PROGRAMME
Burn-out syndrome affects the lives and health of front-line staff and can negatively impact their job performance. The objective of this 12-session programme is to improve overall health and increase the feeling of well-being. This programme is based on the theoretical frameworks and tools of dance movement therapy, Gestalt and body psychotherapy, using person-centred approaches and meaningful learning.
Dance is just a way of expressing ourselves, beauty is in the spontaneity with which we do it. SGM
“While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance”
- Wed, 10 MayGlasgow