Drug addicted 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 aggression. 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.
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.
Drug addicted women and children forced to seek rehabilitation services 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, used to express frustration, anger or joy, is easy to practice each day and a healthful alternative to drugs. We have already seen progress at Nexus. The girls asked us to bring a tape so they could take body measurements. We knew they envisioned future possibilities.
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