This paper articulates the value of socio-therapeutic practice; in particular Authentic Movement to aid the stimulation of the body and mind, two components that are inextricably linked. This supports the theory of non-dualism, bringing an equal position to physicality and mentality.
The paper defines the history of this practice, whilst highlighting key practitioners that have influenced its development. The reference to existential phenomenology illustrates the contrast of the subjective and objective perceptions of the body. The ability to shift between an introverted and extroverted perspective is necessary to explore the unknown, whilst bringing relevance to this experience.
This investigation hones in on the effect external factors have upon expression, discussing the nature of sound, imagery and the environment to encourage or inhibit creativity. It is imperative to balance established literature alongside reflective analysis, in order to identify the true origin of movement.
Keywords: Authentic Movement, Non-dualism, Body Perspective, Expression, Holistic Practice, Body-mind Connection.
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