Dramatherapy provides an opportunity to process the difficulties encountered in life though the safety of dramatic distance and re-enactment of life events. It amplifies the person’s stories through the arts; translates or interprets what emerges from art activities into a language that is the person’s language and revises stories of trauma though creative activity.
This unique workshop combines aspects of drama/theatre, psychology and psycho-therapy to help people to clearly identify, explore and resolve problems in a creative way. It is an artistic therapy applied in clinical, educational and social settings with both individuals and groups.
- Spontaneous and dramatic play
- Drama games
- Dance and movement
- Puppets, masks, stories and myths
- Metaphor and symbolism.
A dramatic talent is not necessary for participation. The emphasis is not on performance but on the experience of the group or individual. Dramatherapy has, as its main focus, the intentional use of healing aspects of drama and theatre as the therapeutic process. It is a method of working and playing that uses action methods to facilitate creativity, imagination, learning, insight and growth.