About psychodrama and related question
A brief history of psychodrama
Psychodrama assists groups to:
Individuals who use psychodrama can expect to be able to:
Psychodrama works for people of all ages and cultures as well as with people with a wide range of life experiences. It strengthens your sense of self. It also strengthens your relationships with others and your effectiveness in groups.
As a participant in a psychodrama session you can explore the life situations that are of interest and concern to you through dramatic enactment. In the course of the enactment you can express, refine and integrate new ways of being and doing. You may prefer to be part of the audience or to join in with others as they try out new forms of lining their own lives.
In a typical session, a small group of enthusiastic people work cooperatively to do their personal psychodramas and are led by an experienced qualified practitioner. The practitioner will ask someone to get up and act out some of their deepest personal or communal concerns, such as being bullied in the workplace, or the plight of the homeless in society.
So much training and self-development is shallow and simplistic: ‘Learn this and you will be able to do that'. But human beings don't work this way, because real life is complex and unpredictable. Knowing what to do is very different from being able to do it. Psychodrama is a profound way to look at life in all its complexity and chaos.
There are many books published in a number of languages since the 1920's. An extended bibliogrphy is available at Jim Sack's bibliography.
Psychodramatic methodThe psychodrama method began it's development in the early 1900s by J L Moreno, and it has been expanded, researched, practiced and taught since that time.
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