Drama therapy is carried out either individually or in a group setting. It is important to allow service users to progress at their own pace, while laddering the work to give each service user the most helpful amount of challenge. Service users are given support and encouragement to make independent actions and these can be mirrored back to them and built on. Using creative methods, service users benefit from being able to see ‘cause and effect’ in their actions and experience self expression in a variety of ways, using different props and materials.
Drama therapist Marigold O’Keefe says “It is encouraging to see changes that happen over a long period of time and exciting to see sudden changes and progress also. Seeing how the service users increase their level of peer interaction and awareness is a great part of group drama therapy.”
Benefits of Drama Therapy
Drama therapy allows people to explore their emotions, feelings, experiences and relationships in a safe, contained and supported way. Drama therapy is a dynamic form of therapy that can help people to make changes, build their confidence, self esteem and self assertion within a nurturing environment.
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Please note all therapies are subject to the agreed funding in an individual's care and support package