Creativity and Wellbeing
Dramatherapy offers participants the possibility of integrating body mind and imagination, because it fully acknowledges and embraces the connection between the three aspects of the self.
My work on depression and anxiety focuses on, embodiment, projective techniques and compassion focused mindfulness. The use of the body is fundamental because it offers a very strong containment to work from and a direct access to our emotional memory and nervous system. For instance, a very simple exercise of making your body as small as you can and then as big as you can will take you to two very different inner worlds with its different sensations, memories, and emotions. This shows how it is possible to change the way we feel by changing the way we move, and also how working through the body creatively can facilitate people to access their own healing process. Projective techniques help to bring some clarity during moments of confusion and emotional upheaval. For instance, representing a situation through the use of objects can bring insight and give the participants an experience of being in control, rather than being controlled and clouded by strong emotions. As part of my work with clients dealing with anxiety and depression I include mindfulness techniques, compassion focused guided meditations and relaxation exercises to help individuals ease their stress levels and give them tools they can incorporate in their everyday lives.
Individual dramatherapy will help you to:
- strengthen personal supports and resilience
- learn to self-nurture and develop creativity
- focus on personal development
- cultivate a mindful awareness of yourself
- increase feelings of wellbeing and joy in everyday life
One-to-one dramatherapy can be beneficial to help ease:
- Depression and anxiety
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Bereavement and loss
- Difficult transitions
- Parenting difficulties