Encyclopedia of Trauma

Author: Charles R. Figley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412978793

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 873

View: 3873


This timely and authoritative two-volume set includes hundreds of signed entries by experts in the field of traumatology, exploring traditional subjects as well as emerging ideas, as well as providing further resources for study and exploration.

My Life

Author: Isadora Duncan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780871401588

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

View: 4056


Unquestionably brave, creative, and erudite, the free spirit Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) captivated the American, European, and Soviet cultural scenes with her innovative modern dance and un-self-conscious lifestyle.

Dance Movement Therapy

A Healing Art

Author: Fran J. Levy

Publisher: Amer Alliance for Health Physical


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 365

View: 7317


The concern of this text is the need that many individuals have for nonverbal, primarily physical forms of expression, and how this need has fueled the development of a new psychomotor discipline. The book treats the theory and practice of dance therapy, and examines the entire field from its inception through the present. Dance therapy, the use of dance/movement as a healing tool, is rooted in the idea that the body and mind are inseparable. The book is organized into three units. Unit 1, containing three sections and eight chapters, presents a view of the early development of the field of dance/movement therapy, along with an historical and chronological description of the profession as described in the published and privately circulated literature about six major pioneers in the field (Marian Chace, Blanche Evan, Liljan Espenak, Mary Whitehouse, Trudi Schoop, and Alma Hawkins) and their followers and proteges. Unit 2, "Subsequent Development of Dance Therapy," includes three sections: Laban Movement Analysis and Dance Therapy in the United States, Further Expansion of Dance Therapy Theory and Practice (East and West Coast influences, and psychotherapy), and Dance Therapy with Other Patient Groups. Unit 3 contains two sections which present respectively, results of a survey of registered dance/movement therapists and dance therapy heritage trees--the spread of influence of the major pioneers. Three appendices provide: names of survey respondents, a list of American Dance Therapy Association members, and a copy of the dance therapy questionnaire. A bibliography of approximately 800 references completes the volume. (LL)

The Dancing Dialogue

Using the Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children

Author: Suzi Tortora

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781557668349

Category: Education

Page: 532

View: 566


Provides information on how to assess the behavior and movement of children and to develop appropriate interventions.

Body Movement

Coping with the Environment

Author: Irmgard Bartenieff,Dori Lewis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780677055008

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 289

View: 5678


"The principal objective of this book is to suggest additional modes of perceiving oneself, other people, and relationships in the world around one, using the live body totally - body-mind-feeling - as a key to coping with the environment." -- Preface.