I hold an MSc in Dance Movement Psychotherapy from Queen Margaret University’s School of Health Science, Edinburgh, 2013. I also studied the Theory of Theatre at the University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland. For some considerable time I have been fascinated with how art can be used in the therapeutic process to support our health.
Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) focuses on the relationship with ourselves and others from the perspective of body and movement. Our feelings and emotions are closely related to body responses and has impact on the way how we are moving. This is what I bring to attention of my clients. The aim of DMP is not dance by itself, but the attempt to unravel the feelings and emotions which cannot be verbalised.
This type of Art’s Therapy is practised in various client populations for those people who suffer from learning disabilities, mental health problems and emotional disorders.
Personally, I have been working for a few years with children on the Autistic Spectrum. Since May 2014. I work in Feniks with children and adults who struggle with relationship’s problems, have anxiety and depression. On the therapy session I support them in understanding their feelings and emotions, what allow them to look at their situation from different perspective.
Since January 2015 I work in Feniks as a Communications Officer, where I coordinate LOOK AROUND – SEE ME project. The programme aims to educate Polish community in terms of mental health and helps to decrease high suicide rates of Polish people in Scotland.