Elisabeth Kübler-Ross defines the five phases of grief as denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. In this video, I apply this model to explore how people are coming to terms with lockdown, and all the many ways life has changed. I look at some of the social interactions and emotional responses at this time of adjustment which might be part
Sometimes Dramatherapy thinks about our different “parts of self” and uses this to explore inner conflict.
One psychotherapy model which does this in a very accepting way is Internal Family Systems by Richard Schwartz which puts its emphasis on Self Leadership for inner healing. Read more to find out the basics of how the IFS model works.
Research from the Princes Trust shows that the number of teenagers who think life is simply not worth living has doubled to 1 in 5. Teenage suicides have also nearly doubled in 5 years. These are stark statistics. It also means that most teenagers have at least one friend who thinks about killing themselves. I have spent years learning about
The part of me that wanted to die. The part of me that survived. The part of me that lives. If you have survived suicide you have all of those parts inside you. Dramatherapy can help to explore the many conflicting thoughts and feelings that surround a suicide attempt
In Greek mythology, there is a story about Echo and Narcissus. Echo had the prior misfortune to be caught in the cross fire between cheating Zeus and his jealous wife Hera. Hera responds by taking away Echo’s ability to speak, now she can only repeat the last thing someone else says. Meanwhile Narcissus angers Aphrodite because he is vain and
Rapunzel’s tower is a place of safety and refuge from a cruel world. Rapunzel’s tower is an isolated prison. What is your tower? Are you ready to let down your hair?
We cook up ways to get even and hurt them for hurting us. Revenge is a seething cauldron into which we pour a deadly cocktail of hatred, loathing, jealousy, envy, malice, anger and our wounded pride.
“Put on a happy face” The reason that in courts people promise to tell “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth”, is because in real life we are rarely that honest. An everyday example “oh hi, how are you?” How are you going to answer? Most people, in most settings reply something like “yeah good, you?” Maybe