To describe how action is an inherent form of the human organism more basic than speech
To know how action is relevant as a form of psychotherapy which ties the individual to the group
Insight usually offers little help to clients willing to make changes in their lives or in their professional careers; being able to explore the experience of solving a dilemma is needed. This short course will explore effective therapeutic interventions to assist clients in breaking out the frustration circle and helping them bring about creative and adaptive choices by means of Ericksonian hypnosis and dyadic psychodramatic techniques like therapist sculpting and role reversal.
This experiential workshop will introduce the principles of classical psychodrama as a method of inducing trance. Sociometry (the measurement of relationships and choices) will be demonstrated as a way to warm-up clients to work and doubling and role reversal will be learned as techniques for deepening conscious and unconscious awareness.
From psychoanalysis, to psychodrama, to hypnosis, therapists have employed ritual and ceremony to aid their patients. This workshop will provide a hypnotic experience based on the Balinese Cleansing Ceremony. Utilization of available and invented ceremonies from participants’ lives will also be developed as aides to therapy, and practiced by participants.
Zerka Moreno (2000) emphasizes the importance of spontaneity and creativity while demonstrating with Christi, who is asked to see her family photo and then construct it on stage using volunteers from the audience. These volunteers act as “auxiliary egos.” Following this demonstration Moreno plays all of the characters in a rolereversal she did with her 3 year-old son.