Movement Therapy -physically healing qualities of music and movement, balance, respect for self and others, cooperation, self-control, inner calm, and acceptance of oneself in relation to others.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Abused women and children need to be housed in a safe location. While there they need activities that expand their expectations of a new life. Movement therapy provides tools which they may use for the rest of their lives as outlets for pain and agression. It is designed specifically for each population to aid expression through the movement. For some pain, there are no words. But we have our bodies which can tell our story.
How will this project solve this problem?
Future skills - Deep, controlled, breathing, concentration that focuses on relaxation and co-operation, a mastery of movement and balance, confidence, self-expression and trust once learned can benefit them each day, where ever they are.
Potential Long Term Impact
Women and children forced to seek a safe shelter are badly wounded personalities. When they are ready to re-enter the general population they need tools so they can make better choices. Movement therapy is easy to practice each day.
Total Funding Received to Date: $4,245
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $4,245 . The original project funding goal was $2,000.