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ERIC Number: EJ879986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Coming Alive: Creative Movement as a Personal Coping Strategy on the Path to Healing and Growth
Leseho, Johanna; Maxwell, Lisa Rene
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v38 n1 p17-30 Feb 2010
This study interviewed 29 women from various countries and spiritual backgrounds, between the ages of 16 and 67, seeking to better understand how dance/creative movement supports women during difficult life struggles such as trauma from abuse, relationship breakups, community violence and loss of self, and how it acts as a connection to the sacred. Results yielded three overarching themes of empowerment, healing, and a connection to Spirit. The results also give rise to a unique healing element for women through dance. It appears as if dance provides these women with a resiliency to not only survive very difficult circumstances, but to move past them to a place of healing. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Brazil; Canada; Germany; India; Japan; New Zealand; Palestine; South Africa; United Kingdom (England); United States