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Master of Art in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling (MA)
Creative Arts Therapies
dance/movement therapy, expressive movement, consciousness, human needs, authentic movement
The purpose of this study was to draw initial conclusions regarding the relationships between expressive movement, consciousness, and human needs. Additionally, this study also aimed to illustrate how the process of shifting conscious awareness through expressive movement enables clients of DMT to identify and meet their needs. Data was collected using a heuristic examination of my own experience, as the only participant of this study, engaging in six Authentic Movement sessions over six weeks. Data analysis, using a heuristic methodology, resulted in several conclusions which piece together an initial framework from which to understand how the process of shifting conscious awareness through expressive movement facilitates the identification and fulfillment of human needs. 101 pages.
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Leow, Amy, "Searching for Connection: A Heuristic Study of the Role of Consciousness in Identifying and Meeting Human Needs Through Expressive Movement" (2015). Creative Arts Therapies Theses. 59.