Sarah Haddow, MA, DMP is qssistant CEO of a movement-based charity Make a Move founded on supporting children and adults through movement and music. She studied Dance Movement Psychotherapy at Dance Voice (validated by Canterbury Christ Church University). As an experienced Movement Psychotherapist she has been working with in education and mental health for seven years, specialising her work in the emotional wellbeing of the child. She is a part of a Living Theory research group held in Bath, working with Educational Psychologists and health visitors. She is currently one of the leading practitioners on a lottery funded project supporting mothers with post-natal depression throughout Bath and North East Somerset and Bristol and is a published author offering her evidence and insight on the benefits of Movement Psychotherapy.
We would like to share with you a brief insight into what children experience when dance is brought into education, with the following based on our own work with pupils in Bath & North East Somerset. Through dance, children are engaged in creative movement within a group setting. The focus of this work is on the wellbeing and development of the whole child, mindful of their cognitive, emotional, physical and social development.