Personal Development

This closed personal development group is designed to unblock what is limiting your personal and professional potential using the most powerful tool you have as an artist – your spontaneity.

The group focuses on building personal resources through increasing spontaneity, i.e. through a readiness to improvise and respond in the moment. When we are spontaneous, we are most authentic. When we are most authentic, we can change our responses to unwanted patterns in our lives. As a consequence, energy shifts, we become more grounded, self expression gets stronger, creativity flows and life gets better.

The Approach 

Psychodrama

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 work takes place in a confidential, safe and containing space. The approach was inspired by live theatre production, so the terms used in a psychodrama session are similar. The group leader 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 action and 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 and for the creation of powerful performances. Group sharing afterwards gives space to those who are warming up to their own group supported protagonist work in future sessions.  

I’m Interested. What’s Next?

Get in touch

Book your series of three 50-minute online one-to-one consultations. The consults will involve some history-taking and discussion around current issues that you would like to explore in greater depth, in a group setting. These sessions are free and confidential. The time will also be used to engage creatively, sampling some of the techniques in psychodrama. There is no obligation to continue after the first, second or third assessment. If you decide to continue onto the group sessions a commitment will be required for the first block.

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