Exploring our worlds and taking next steps

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Exploring our worlds and taking next steps

Often towards the end of the year folks look back and ponder how the year has gone or where it’s gone; some wonder how the might survive the Christmas break, and some wonder where they might go to from here. Often there is a year-end frenzy of so-called celebrations, lunches, preparations for the coming new year, and other provocations. This workshop is designed for people who would like to take the time to connect with themselves, polish rough spots, pack their emergency gear for the coming onslaught, and simply settle into being a creative force to be reckoned with. This workshop is designed around the idea of exploring which means going to new places, unearthing the hidden, and opening up to the vastness of life and the potentials of creativity.

The psychodrama method is designed for exploration. So it may be used to explore yourself, explore others (as you see them and they see you), explore what drives you and what holds you back. It may be used to explore your religious convictions or doubts, your relationship delights and horrors, explore your impact on the world or clarify where you want to make this impact. The method allows you to take your inner world, with all its complexities, weirdness, and dilemmas, and examine it in a friendly and creative atmosphere. Such a rarity!

When folks read about psychodrama including drama, which may include ‘acting’ they often become worried: “But I am no actor”. Well, may I ask you if you act like a son when you are with your mother? Do you act like a person in an elevator when in the elevator? Do you act like a dad when with your children?  Certainly there are elements of acting in all these situations, but they also come to us easily, we are well trained. The acting we do in psychodrama is not the acting of the stage, it is the acting of daily life, where we often don’t have a clue, but proceed anyway. Where we feel lost but outwardly seem confident. Where we drive like a formula one driver, listen to music like a hedonistic fan, where we curse loudly and long about the many and various fully justified complaints we may have of our politicians, bosses, friends, family or lovers. The acting of psychodrama is actually being ourselves.

This weekend workshop we will together create a learning group where you and the others will learn individually, from one another, and from what we create together. The psychodrama method will be employed to promote your individual spontaneity and the group spontaneity through engagement and movement.  Spontaneity will be employed to work with the living issues that come to the fore in this group. These issues may indeed focus on the pushes and pulls that are the inevitable results of living. Or they may take second place to more urgent needs that rise from the group as we engage and meet one another. This process will create a group of adventurers who may explore together the complexities of living in this world and being who we are, while also being who we imagine we are.

If you are interested or conflicted about coming please ring me. Let’s chat about where you are and work out whether this workshop will be useful for you at this time. This program will suit people with no experience of psychodrama.


December 11/12/13

Cost: $260 (Discounts for unwaged and Mens Wellbeing members)

Venue: 45 Clarence St, Coorparoo (close to Coorparoo train Station)

Times:  Friday 11th 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm

  Saturday 12th 10.00 am - 9.00 pm

  Sunday13th 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Friday 11th December, 2015
Start 7:00 pm
Fri 7-9.30, Sat 10 - 9, Sun 10 - 4.
Cnr Branton Street & Paley Street, Kenmore hills Kenmore HIlls
Brisbane, QLD 4069