One of the fundamental beliefs that I hold regarding the nature of both the human experience and therapeutic process, is that life is inherently dramatic.
Much of our everyday thinking and reflections upon our life experience is shared with others through the medium of Dramatic Story. Whether we tell someone about our day, share a funny incident, describe a painful encounter, or gossip about last night’s episode of EastEnders, we are all involved in telling and listening to Story.
We all do it. We flow in the drama of unfolding events. Story is accessible and digestible, in all its various forms. Whether it be a best-selling novel, a poem, film, play, jokes, or the daily news, we are immersed in Story and Story form. With this being so prevalent as a “non scientific” framework for working out what we do and why, and learning from the experiences of others, I believe it is a rich and vast seam of knowledge which should be included in the therapists repertoire/toolkit.
Dramatic forms illuminate the challenges and outcomes of human endeavour. The nature of such frameworks follow commonly recognised patterns of process and development. Put simply:
Something happens that causes a reaction. A problem is presented, Who will help and who or what will get in the way? How does it turn out? Will, there be “a happy ending” or will the “Baddies” get away with it?
In the new Active Creative Techniques course you will be immersed in Drama/Story and Theatre Forms to compliment and enhance your existing therapeutic practice.
Embrace the Hero/Heroine in your, and others’, Story.
Dates: 2016: 7/8 May, 30/31 July, 17/18 Sept. 10/11 Dec.
2017: 4/5 March, 13/14 May.
Cost: For all six workshops, £850 (SCPTI members), £950 (non-members)
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org