Clients who are referred to a Dramatherapist do not need to have previous experience or skill in acting, theatre or drama.
Dramatherapists are trained to enable clients to find the most suitable medium for them to engage in-group or individual therapy to address and resolve, or make troubling issues more bearable.
Dramatherapy is a form of psychological therapy in which all of the performance arts are utilised within the therapeutic relationship. Dramatherapists are both artists and clinicians and draw on their trainings in theatre/drama and therapy to create methods to engage clients in effecting psychological, emotional and social changes.
The therapy gives equal validity to body and mind within the dramatic context; stories, myths, playtexts, puppetry, masks and improvisation are examples of the range of artistic interventions a Dramatherapist may employ. These will enable the client to explore difficult and painful life experiences through an indirect approach. Further information can be found at: www.badth.org.uk
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