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** Aliveness, peace and balance are birthrights of every human being **

Riitta Ojala-Lipman MA, LPC, BC-DMT

303. 443. 1290    302 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302   
RiittaO@yahoo.com   BalanceWorksBoulder.com

Body-Centered Psychotherapy and Dance/ Movement Therapy

Moving Cycle paradigm (developed by Christine Caldwell, PhD, ADTR, LPC) is a corner stone for my therapeutic work. Moving Cycle is a process-oriented model for Body Centered Psychotherapy. It is very present-centered, focusing on the truth of the moment.

I have also been influenced by Anna Halprin’s Psychokinetic Imagery Process work and work of Dance/Movement Therapy pioneers Mary Whitehouse, Janet Adler, Joan Chodorow and Marion Chase. Gay and Katheleen Hendrick’s relationship work model has been very inspirational and supportive for couples work.

American Dance Therapy Association defines Dance/Movement Therapy as “the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process which furthers the emotional, cognitive and physical integration of the individual”.

In individual sessions movement, body awareness, breath and creative arts are all tools to increase awareness, express feelings and facilitate growth and change. Increasing awareness on physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual levels helps to release old feelings and patterns. We can make new healthier choices that bring us balance, peace and happiness.

The body can be a bridge to get in touch with the deeper truth beyond the mind and ego. We can release our neurotic "stories" and create a fulfilling life based on our heart's desire or our spirit's callings.

Dance/movement therapy also assists us to access and feel our prana, our life energy. If prana is not moving freely, physical and emotional symptoms arise.

Sincerely, Riitta Ojala-Lipman


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