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ERIC Number: EJ924442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Creative Movement as a Stress-Reduction Intervention for Caregivers
Vetter, Rheba E.; Myllykangas, Susan A.; Donorfio, Laura K. M.; Foose, Alice K.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v82 n2 p35-38 Feb 2011
A caregiver is one who provides formal or informal services to a person with physical disabilities or a long-term illness. The day-to-day responsibilities place inordinate amounts of stress on caregivers. Thus, caregivers need mental and physical support. Creative movement enables dancers to express anxieties through movement and to experience an emotional release or catharsis. This article describes how the authors used creative movement improvisation with caregivers as an avenue for self expression, social networking, and tension release. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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