This experiential evening will give you a taster of psychodrama in a safe and confidential environment. It will introduce creative approaches to psychotherapy that you may want to incorporate into your own group or one to one practice. The goal is to engage spontaneity and creativity to interrupt old behaviour patterns allowing for authentic choices to emerge.
In the early part of the twentieth century psychiatrist and social scientist JL Moreno developed a therapeutic action method that started as improvisational theatre. He called it Psychodrama. The techniques have been developed over the last hundred years and incorporated into many different therapies today.
How Does it Work?
Spontaneity & creativity
The approach was inspired by live theatre production, so the terms used in a psychodrama session are similar. The group therapist is called the ‘director’. The client is referred to as the ‘protagonist’, the main actor in a psychodrama. Group members supporting the work take on ‘roles’ in the protagonist’s life – often having deep resonances in their own life. Some of these roles externalise feelings and behaviours that conflict with each other and leave the protagonist feeling stuck. Deep seated (and often unconscious) beliefs are uncovered through this method. The group process allows the protagonist to make different choices through new messages to self. It develops new roles and strengthens inner resources that reduce stress and anxiety and increases the flow of spontaneity and creativity – the two elements required to be our authentic selves.
I’m Interested. What’s Next?
Get in touch
For this experiential introductory evening register your interest with Alan Powell at email@example.com to set up an informal one-to-one introduction on Zoom. You can decide after our meeting if you’d like to commit to the session.
Face-to-Face Introduction to Psychodrama
LIMITED TO SIX PEOPLE
64-84 Chisenhale Road, London E3 5QZ (COVID-secure location)
OCTOBER 15, 2020
Alan Powell, UKCP & BPA student member
Alan is passionate about creative approaches to personal change. His 15 years as a video director of educational drama with trauma-based themes has whet his appetite to work directly with those affected by childhood trauma.
Alan holds certificates in humanistic integrative counselling and psychodynamic integrative counselling. He is entering his third year of a four-year training program for psychodrama psychotherapy. Recently, Alan has been working one to one with adult survivors of sexual violence and prior to that spent two years as a placement therapist working with perpetrators of domestic abuse. He has guest facilitated group psychodrama therapy for the Roehampton Priory’s addictions treatment program as well as facilitating an NCS funded program involving several groups of 40-50 teens focusing on creativity and self-expression.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.