Ms. Cliszma Aniuska Da Costa a certified Dance Movement therapy (DMT) Practitioner and Dr. Sujata Samant, a hypnotherapist from Mumbai, conducted two sessions in Dance/Movement therapy for the students of MA (Psychology) and for those interested of the Undergraduate classes on 13th August, 2015, at the college hall.
About 50 students participated in each group session where dance and movement was used in different stages. Movement first began with an opening ritual followed by a warm-up session. The students were then led into the ‘Process’, where each one lets go of any stress or tension that they feel in their physical body. The one hour session ended with a relaxation skill and a closing ritual. The students participated enthusiastically and looked relaxed at the end of the session.
Cliszma and Dr.Sujata, explained the importance of having a connection between the body, mind and spirit. With the flow of movement of the different parts of the body there is a release of inner potential and one improves body-mind awareness to achieve emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration.