Drama Therapy – Innovative way of healing

Drama therapy is the intentional use of drama and/or theater processes to achieve therapeutic goals. 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.

This therapy employs drama and theater processes to achieve therapeutic goals and facilitate growth and change. Using techniques such as improvisation, role playing, and storytelling, participants are invited to express emotions, practice desired behaviors, act out the change they wish to become, solve problems, learn new skills, and more. Combining techniques from the world of theater with traditional therapeutic modalities, drama therapy has proven effective across the spectrum of ages and populations, in both regular and therapeutic settings. Drama therapy sessions can be individual (one-on-one) or in a group setting.

How it works?

This therapy allows participants to express themselves non-verbally and under the guise of ‘play’ and ‘pretend.’ By creating distance from real-life experiences, events, circumstances, roles, patterns, and actions, participants have the opportunity to act in new ways, experiment with alternatives, and gain new insights. In addition, role playing is described as a liberating experience, allowing one to expand their current role in life or step into another person’s shoes.

Benefits  drama therapy

  • Expression of feelings

  • Telling one’s story

  • Act out/work out issues and problems

  • Symptom relief

  • Emotional and physical integration

  • Catharsis

  • Expand depth of inner experiences

  • Boost self-confidence

  • Improve self-esteem

  • Increase sense of play and spontaneity

  • Develop trust

  • Work out relationship issues

  • Improve interpersonal/social skills

  • Strengthen or expand personal life roles

  • Increase flexibility

Which techniques are used?

All techniques are active, experiential and provides a  hands-on approach to facilitate the change

  • Role playing

  • Purposeful improvisation

  • Storytelling

  • Projective play

  • Mime

  • Speech

  • Movement

  • Acting out

  • Props

  • Masks

Who can benefit from it?

Mostly children and adolescents! The element of play helps children gain mastery over their anxieties and conflicts, broaden their range of expressiveness, process events, and much more – in ways where verbal methods and traditional therapy either fail or are insufficient.

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