Dramatherapy: how it can help you

Family Dramatherapy

Dramatherapy can help you if you’re suffering from:

  • Depression
  • Manic Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Bulimia
  • Anxieties
  • Phobias
  • Attachment issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Social and relationship problems
  • And many more difficult and painful life experiences.

What is dramatherapy?

Dramatherapy is all about using the creative arts to explore difficult and painful life experiences. The dramatherapist may include mediums such as poetry, puppetry, masks, improvisation, stories, myths, and much more. At the AOC, we use dramatherapy with children aged from 5 years upwards, young people aged up to 18 years and all adults with no upper age limit.

Where does dramatherapy take place?

It can take place anyway, but more commonly within schools, businesses, and hospitals. Other places include prisons and mental health centres.

How can dramatherapy help me?

Dramatherapy can help you explore unhealthy personal patterns. It can help you learn new skills to cope with different emotional issues. It can develop your self awareness and provides opportunities to reflect on feelings and relationships. It allows you to experiment with new ways of thinking and behaving.

Case Study

For Stephen, dramatherapy helped him overcome bulimia and starvation. In his sessions, he covered a wide range of topics, including body maps, the distortion of the brain, and the effects of bulimia. Realistic timelines and goals were set to help him achieve diet plans and breathing techniques. These benefited in his aid to recovery. Towards the end of the sessions, Stephen ran through various situations and simulations that helped him develop his physical self and verbal responses.

Stephen found his time with Christian (our founder) “invaluable”. If you want to read more about Stephen’s story, feel free to explore it here.

Do you need help dealing with personal and emotional difficulties? Contact us today on 01384 211168 or email us via support@theaoc.org.uk. Alternatively, you can self refer (or have a professional help you out) using our forms here.

Also, remember we are hosting a Introduction to Dramatherapy workshop on 4th March, 2017 10:30am at St James House, Trinity Rd, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 1JB. Tickets are £3.78 each if bought early. Find out more details here.

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