What is dramatherapy?
Dramatherapy is a form of psychological therapy in which all of the performance arts are utilised within the therapeutic relationship (BADTH). It is the intentional and systematic use of the drama and theatre process to help bring about psychological growth and change (IACAT).
What is a dramatherapist?
A professional dramatherapist has a background and training in theatre/drama but will also hold a Masters in Dramatherapy. As dramatherapists we draw on these skills and this professional training and knowledge to help inform our therepeutic practice as clinicians.
Dramatherapy can help effect change and growth using artistic interventions such as stories & myths, roleplay, puppetry, masks, improvisation, art & music. Thus effecting psychological, emotional and social changes.
It is important to note that you don't need any drama or theatre experience to engage with dramatherapy.