Drama & Movement in Therapy

Within one-to-one therapy there is scope to draw on drama and movement to support the emergence of new thoughts, feelings, insights and inspirations. Working this way is not necessarily 'dramatic' or 'theatrical' but a vital and imaginative way of grounding new awareness.

Psychotherapy has to do with two people playing together. The corollary of this is that where playing is not possible then the work done by the therapist is directed towards bringing the patient from a state of not being able to play to a state of being able to play.’ D.W. Winnicott. Playing & Reality.

Sometimes experiential movement and drama work may be introduced with client consent. The element of play this introduces can be transforming as well as safe and enjoyable, allowing for the mind and body to discover its own healing solutions without the intervention of talking. If you are interested in learning more about drama and movement therapy please click on the link to the Sesame Institute.

There is a new wave of drama and movement in therapy, lead by the Sesame Institute UK & International, that is promoting the use of this therapeutic form with traditional 'talking' therapy, as an intervention when 'words are not enough'.

The left brain, the part of the brain used for cognitive thought and thinking can become overloaded when rationalising of issues past and present are regurgitated, and creative imagination can hold 'the key'* to unlocking resources from the unconscious that can be re-vitalise and restore balance and tap-in to hitherto unknown resources.