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 an experience of working with children on the Autistic Spectrum, people with Parkinson’s Disease, depression, anxiety, adiction and trauma.
Since May 2014 I have been working in Feniks with adults from Poland and other Central European countries, who struggle with relationship’s problems, addiction and co-dependacny, people who have anxiety issues 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. In my work I also put an accent to the client’s body and how it is perceived and trated by this person.
Between January 2015 and 2017, I worked in Feniks as a Communications Officer, where I coordinated LOOK AROUND – SEE ME project. The programme aimed to educate Polish community in terms of mental health. The project also targeted a decrease of high suicide rates of Polish people in Scotland.