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Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Applied Behavior Analysis | Art Education | Art Practice | Art Therapy | Behavioral Disciplines and Activities | Cognition and Perception | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Communication | Community Psychology | Dance Movement Therapy | Developmental Psychology | Early Childhood Education | Experimental Analysis of Behavior | Growth and Development | Health and Physical Education | Mental Disorders | Movement and Mind-Body Therapies | Music Performance | Music Therapy | Other Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Mental and Social Health | Other Music | Other Psychiatry and Psychology | Pain Management | Personality and Social Contexts | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy | Recreational Therapy | Social Psychology
Mindfulness, Emotions, Dancing, Dance therapy, Emotional Stability, Childhood and Youth
This capstone project examines dance, as an intervention and mindfulness practice that assists with managing our emotions. There is a need for dance therapy in social institutions such as, healthcare facilities, schools, and community centers. Dance therapy has the potential to reduce negative emotions, create mindfulness, improve self-expression, and promote a healthy well-being. I am proposing that dance therapy is applied as a regular practice in social institutions to develop mindfulness and promote emotional stability.
In this study, I argue that dance therapy can contribute to our well-being long term. In addition to this written thesis, a visual component of this capstone is included on the archive website.
Collins, Alisha M., "Dancing, Mindfulness, and Our Emotions: Embracing the Mind, Body, and Sole" (2018). CUNY Academic Works.
Alternative and Complementary Medicine Commons, Applied Behavior Analysis Commons, Art Education Commons, Art Practice Commons, Art Therapy Commons, Behavioral Disciplines and Activities Commons, Cognition and Perception Commons, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Commons, Communication Commons, Community Psychology Commons, Dance Movement Therapy Commons, Developmental Psychology Commons, Early Childhood Education Commons, Experimental Analysis of Behavior Commons, Growth and Development Commons, Health and Physical Education Commons, Mental Disorders Commons, Movement and Mind-Body Therapies Commons, Music Performance Commons, Music Therapy Commons, Other Medicine and Health Sciences Commons, Other Mental and Social Health Commons, Other Music Commons, Other Psychiatry and Psychology Commons, Pain Management Commons, Personality and Social Contexts Commons, Psychiatric and Mental Health Commons, Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Commons, Recreational Therapy Commons, Social Psychology Commons