The Octaband® is an Antidepressant and Dance/Movement Therapy Works.
If you happened to be watching the season finale of Blunt Talk on StarZ on October 24 and wondered what that colorful stretchy thing with arms was that the nurses were using with the patients in a seated “dance therapy” group ~ well, wonder no more. That thing was an Octaband®.
It’s very exciting to have the Octaband® and dance therapy in a mainstream TV show, even if it’s being mocked. In the words of Albert Einstein, one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century: “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
While in the scene it looks like the patients are doing seated isometrics rather than dance/movement therapy with the Octaband®, the psychiatrist is saying “I work on the principle that the body and the mind are deeply connected”. That principle underlies the work of dance/movement therapists. If you want to find out more about dance/movement therapy, you can do so here. For more about the Octaband®, you’ve come to the right place.
In fact, Dr. David Kroessler, medical director and real psychiatrist at Roger Williams Medical Center told me, “When the Octaband® is out, everyone takes part. Everyone holds onto it and smiles. It’s an antidepressant.”