Find Authentic Presence, Communicate with Authority Through Creativity & Performance. Location – Central London

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Do you occasionally feel you are not fully present, personally or professionally? Are you playing a ‘role’ in life, rather than ‘being real’? Do you sometimes find your sense of authority fading as you speak?

This workshop aims to help us learn ‘not to act’ but to be our authentic selves, with greater awareness and skill!

Who this workshop is for

  • Arts therapists, counsellors and other health professionals who are creating/looking for their first jobs
  • More experienced professionals whose anxiety can impede authentic communication
  • Other professionals who would like support in taking ‘the next step’

The how and the what

  • Develop trust in self and others through gentle and creative activities
  • Find and stand your own ground, drawing on Boal’s image theatre, Campbell’s ‘Hero’s Journey’ and Dixon and Franklin-Baker’s ‘Interconnectivity through play and drama’
  • Develop your vision through short individual performance pieces, supported by the group and facilitators
  • Plan to integrate the learning into your life

When? Saturday February 1st 2020, 10.00am-5.00pm

Where? The Old Diorama Arts Centre, Drummond Street, London NW1 3FE

Cost: Early bird price £90 before November 30th, £110 from December 1st

A limited number of student places at £55 before October 30th, £90 from December 1st

Past participants say:

‘A fascinating and enlightening workshop, wonderfully facilitated – held, contained and flexible.’

‘Working in an accepting group. Having an opportunity to be creative. Having space for myself.’

‘Helped me to be more clear about what I want in my future and more aware of how I hold myself back.”

For further information or to book:


01384 211 168                     payment methods include debit and credit card




Mandy Carr, former senior lecturer in dramatherapy at Anglia Ruskin University is currently a visiting lecturer at several universities and a practising dramatherapist and clinical supervisor. She convened the BADth Equality and Diversity Sub-Committee for over a decade. A number of chapters and articles include her most recent (2018) Collaborations within and between Dramatherapy and Music Therapy. JKP, London. With Amelia Oldfield.


Christian Dixon, fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, is a dramatherapist. He has worked with many clients from all ages, nationally and internationally. Christian is also a professional actor and works in TV and film. Recent motion pictures include ‘Mary Poppins Returns’, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’. Christian won the Sparkle award for innovation and creativity in his work with clients and is co-founder of the award-winning counselling and therapy service AOC (The Arts of Change). He has recently had a clinical paper published by Routledge on family dramatherapy and LBGTQ+.

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