chapter  12
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Empowering through Dance Movement Therapy

BySohini Chakraborty

The Sampoornata Process is a curriculum of dance and movement therapy that is used to equip women and children with the skills, support and motivation to combat oppression and create new lives for themselves. This specialized methodology works by allowing all of its participants to re-imagine their worlds and self-identities — all by engaging the body and mind with rhythm. Because the process is completed in a positive space of acceptance that is free from stigma, these new social roles are then able to ‘incubate’ in an environment and community of validation and support.