Based on the objectives, needs and issues of the target group, defined by the discussions and assessments made before and during the first few sessions, CMT practitioners customize their intervention to address short and long-term objectives. A typical session structure may include a warm-up, followed by movement activities, verbal processing, cool-down and closure.
CMT is widely used in governmental organisations, NGOs, educational institutions and corporates. CMT focuses on helping clients improve self-esteem and body image, develop effective communication skills and relationships, gain insight into patterns of behavior and create new options for coping with problems. Long-term therapeutic projects with vulnerable sections of society such as transgender groups, the elderly, visually impaired, children with special needs, underprivileged children, and others. It is used in the corporate sector to enhance employee wellness, productivity and workplace engagement. In schools and colleges, CMTAI carries out introductory workshops, courses and skill development training.
Creative Movement Therapy also plays a vital role in developing recovery plans while treating patients in hospitals, mental health institutions, and rehabilitation centers. Treatment plans for recovery are designed based on their medical records and meaningful partnerships with professionals from other disciplines. Individual and group therapy sessions are conducted with hospital patients for disease management and recovery. It is used to address mental health issues in various settings like nursing homes, psychiatric wards and medical and counselling centres. Clients with developmental and psychological impairments benefit from these sessions. CMT serves as an excellent medium to work with special needs groups like children and adults with autism, down’s syndrome, behavioural issues and learning disabilities.