Working as a dramatherapist can be a really varied job. Here is a day in the life of this dramatherapist from an unspecified day. I can confirm this was a real day but I’m not sharing which day as an extra protection for my clients even though I have been careful to only describe what I did. I wake up
Have you lost a loved one this year and feel you have not been able to say goodbye?
Three events using therapeutic approaches to explore themes of loss, grief, memorial, and healing
This month I started seeing a new client. People often ask me “what happens in a dramatherapy session” – a tricky question for a therapy where every session is as unique as the client and current situation. But in that first session, actually there are some essential building blocks which get slotted together. It is important to explain what dramatherapy
I have spoken about parts of self as a model in dramatherapy to explore inner conflicts and different aspects of our personalities. When introducing this to a group, if the set up allows, my preferred method is to set up a labyrinth. Having been trained in the ritual theatre model of dramatherapy, with it’s focus on drama’s oldest roots into
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.
Adam has some personal revelations and decides to make some changes after joining the dramatherapy group in this weeks cold feet, but how accurate was the portrayal of dramatherapy?
“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