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How is my body? Three approaches to engage with the wisdom of your body

This week I have been thinking about the body. One of the things I love about dramatherapy is that it is very holistic, interested in the body as well as the mind / subconscious / emotions. The phrase “your body is a temple” is originally found in The Bible but often used in wider culture. I have mixed feelings about this phrase, I like that it expresses how important self care is and I like the idea of our bodies […]

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I don’t do theories

Last week I was observing a group therapeutic intervention in a secondary school. The project was clearly challenging and inspiring those who attended and the school had already started to notice positive change. At a break I was speaking to the main facilitator about the approach which I compared to the theory of Transactional Analysis developed by Dr. Eric Berne. The activities planned for the day had focused around both the Parent – Adult – Child theory and “The Games […]

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