How does Daisuke's ballet lessons help our mental health?!
Did you know? No matter your age or gender, one in 3 of us will experience a traumatic event at some point in our lives. This can severely impact our mental health.
If you are struggling with stress, anxiety or depression, or know someone who is, consider trying my adult ballet class as a form of dance therapy.
“Dance and movement are known to have physical and psychological benefits for those with mental illness”
The Guardian also agree with that
"This is because dance uses their body to express emotion and people suffering from mental illness often find it hard to express their feelings, as a result, dance provides an opportunity for individuals to communicate their feelings. "
But, how does it actually effect on our mental and physical health?
1. An ample flow of mood-improving chemicals is released helping to elevate our mental state; even one lively ballet session has been proven to reduced depression in comparison to vigorous exercise or listening to music according to research conducted.
2. whilst the physical movement of ballet helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
3. Dancing with others also helps us feel more connected and social. Ballet classes can encourage social bonds and friendships which are key factors in improving our mood and mental health.
"Daisuke has changed my life!
Suffering bouts of postnatal depression and I was daunted to say the least when I attended my first class.
Daisuke, takes great care of every student, is very encouraging and patient.
Everyone is super friendly and helpful.
My confidence has grown, my body is starting to shape up and my mental health has improved far above my expectations.
Everything and more that I could ask for from a class. I love every minute of it.
Take a class- dance is powerful!"
““I have been battling a mental illness for a very long time. Going to ballet class isn’t about me losing weight or getting into a certain dress size. It’s about my mind becoming more connected to my body. Relearning certain skills I have forgotten, and having fun. It’s very scary. But I’m really glad Daisuke understands my fears and is respectful of them. I’m really looking forward to the future and what I will be capable of. “
"Thank you for all the positivity over the last four years, the ballet lessons helped with a lot with positive mental health and focus."