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Viewed from this angle the body becomes an important integral part of the therapeutic process, and engaging the body becomes a deeper way to access memories and create change. Increasingly, dance therapy is rinding its way into a number of treatment programs as it allows for the direct expression of emotions and feelings through the body and provides a means to access a deeper awareness and sense of self (Block & Kissell, 2001). The movements are simple, involving raising or lowering the hands and bending the knees while weight shifting from side to side (Learning About Tai Chi Chuan, 2002).\n Carol was losing weight, experiencing frequent headaches, unable to sleep well, and generally feeling that her body was falling apart.
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