What is dramatherapy?
Dramatherapy uses play, story, creativity and movement to engage the imagination and to work therapeutically. This allows people to access previously unconscious emotions which have been governing their behaviours, and offers the opportunity to move through and transform these previous ways of behaving which may not have been supporting them.
Working within the imaginative and dramatic realms can offer the client a space to work out challenges they face, and explore difficult emotions they feel in a safe and contained environment.
Fairy tales and myths are often told for their symbolic content, and to explore and examine characters and the obstacles they face. This is done through enactment, embodiment and discussion.
In an indirect way this can help clients to look at their own challenges, responses and stories, and can encourage the conditions for healing to begin.