Dancing distinguishes human beings from most other creatures on the planet as we explore movement for its own sake. We dance to tell stories, to share ritual, and to ease our individual suffering.Dancing improvisationally is a wonderful way to problem solve, to brainstorm solutions. Dancing together helps build teams and community.Dancing expressively not only helps us be in touch with our bodies, but with our emotions, our minds, our spirits ~ in fact, with our whole beings. That is what prompted me to become a dance/movement therapist in 1974. Dancing and inviting others to dance as a form of psychotherapy has helped my clients, people with chronic pain, mental illness, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, dementia, and more, feel that they are more than their disabilities, to experience their wholeness.