Date of Award
Thesis - Open Access
MS in Dance/Movement Therapy
Dance/Movement Therapy Graduate Program
The integration of breath throughout contexts within dance/movement therapy and daily life can empower an able body-minded individual to explore awareness, which can ultimately achieve a greater sense of overall well-being. This thesis attempts to consider ways in which the breath can be used in both dance/movement therapy and in everyday life. Beginning with an introduction that questions ways in which the breath can be integrated more thoroughly in the field of dance/movement therapy and the takeaways that can serve able body-minded individuals in their everyday lives, it then transitions into the review of literature in physiological contexts, breath and the body-mind-emotion interrelationship, breath awareness in everyday life, and breath in the role of dance/movement therapy. The author also writes about her personal experiences with breath and the information it has provided her as an able body-minded human being and dance/movement therapist.
Grigonis, Nicole, "Taking a Breath: Understanding the Interrelationship of Breath in Dance/Movement Therapy and Everyday Life" (2019). Dance/Movement Therapy Theses. 49.