What is dramatherapy?
Dramatherapy is a way for people to explore their emotions, beliefs, relationships, thoughts and behaviour patterns.
We use a variety of multi-sensory creative approaches to encourage people to express themselves, including:
- arts and crafts
We also use creative activities in a supportive environment, including: puppets, story-making, masks, role play, improvisation, imaginative thinking, relaxation, theatre games, and movement.
Dramatherapy helps people to:
- develop their social skills;
- increase self-awareness;
- gain confidence;
- advocate for themselves and for others;
- it encourages and enhances communication, social interaction and increased independence;
- it eases transitions, such as coming to terms with and moving forward through a loss or bereavement;
- it helps people to manage their anger and relieve stress;
- become more independent;
- build self-esteem; and
- work through life's challenges.