Date of Award
Thesis - Open Access
MS in Dance/Movement Therapy
Dance/Movement Therapy Graduate Program
This thesis aims to identify and investigate humor as a therapeutic resource in connection with the dance/movement therapy process. Laughter is a universal form of expression. This theoretical based study highlights laughter as a tool for enhancing relationships, and supporting both mental and physical health. Laughter is a component in dance/movement therapy, but the research is lacking on the implementation and advantages of humor within the practice.
Ritter, Elisabeth, "Laughing to Heal and Renew: Implementation of Humor in Dance/Movement Therapy" (2017). Dance/Movement Therapy Theses. 28.