Movement Analysis, method Cary Rick


Movement Analysis is a depth psychological method which enables to experience the connection between body, mind and spirit by body movement. We are embodying through movement. When we move, we act in life and at the same time we relate to each other and to our environment.

Cary Rick, solo performer and actor, born in Chicago, after leaving theatre and working as educational director of a Dancetherapy School in Germany evaluating diverse techniques of Dance Therapy critically, founded  the Association of Dance Therapy/ Movement Analysis, method Cary Rick in Austria, Switzerland and Germany and after in 1994, when he definitively left other theories of dance therapy and founded  the Institute for Movement Analysis in Switzerland. The Institute is recognized internationally as a Training and Investigation Institute by the American Dance and Movement Therapy Association ADTA.

In movement analytic theory, movement is not understood simbolically or as behaviour, but as action in intersubjective experience.

In case of disease, you can notice a crystallization of movement, different movement impulses fight against each other.

During a movement analytic session we get the possibility to feel our conflict and so the process of solving the conflict can be initiated.
A movement analytic process support helps you to become conscious of your own movements - movement are your actions - and the understanding of your movements/actions in the specific contexts of relationships. To become conscious of your own movements, means, to strenghten your existencial resources, to dissolve blockages and so diseases and to improve your relationship with yourself and with others.


General applications

  • Treatment of psychiatric and neurotic disorders                                        

                - post-traumatic stress disorders PTSD              

                - eating disorders

                - depressive disorders (bipolarity, burnout)                

                - all kinds of psychosomatic illnesses 

                - addictions and others..

  • in rehabilitation
  • as prevention
  • in the artistic field
  • in management ( coaching)
  • in the educational field