Drama Therapy is the use of theater techniques to facilitate personal growth and resolve emotional conflicts. Some forms of drama therapy include the reenactment of traumatic life episodes or family struggles in order to give clients a new perspective, emotional release and facilitate opportunities for change.
Drama therapy is active and experiential. This approach can provide the context for participants to tell their stories, set goals and solve problems, express feelings, or achieve catharsis. Through drama, the depth and breadth of inner experience can be actively explored and interpersonal relationship skills can be enhanced. Participants can expand their repertoire of dramatic roles to find that their own life roles have been strengthened Acting out past, present and future events may be encouraged, to better understand the patterns and dynamics of your personal and professional relationships.
Drama therapy is used in a wide variety of settings. Drama therapy, as a form of expressive arts therapy, exists in many forms and can be applicable to individuals, couples, families, and various groups.
What To Expect
What To Expect
Drama therapy work can take place in a single session but more usually runs over a fixed period of sessions or as more long-term ongoing work. A typical session will often consist of a warm-up phase which links into a main activity and is followed by a closure period.