Exploring life and self - May - the evening 27, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29.

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Exploring life and self.

This workshop is designed for exploring life: You may want to explore what binds you and what frees you. You may want to explore what makes you whole in your life and what undermines you or eats at you. You might want to find the light that draws you or the dark that nourishes you. The psychodrama method is designed for exploration. It may be used to explore your relationships with those on whom you depend, or who depend on 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, to explore your impact on the world or clarify where you want to make this impact.

Exploration is an action. It is a movement into life where the explorer gets to engage and be with what they are investigating and exploring. The psychodrama method allows you to take your inner world, your imaginations, your dreams, your worries, all these complexities, weird and wonderful dilemmas, and study them, engage with them in an active manner without reliance on words and talking and language.

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 considering 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. And check out the frequently asked questions if you have questions or are curious about psychodrama.

Cost: $260 (Discounts for unwaged and Mens Wellbeing members)
Venue: 45 Clarence St, Coorparoo (close to Coorparoo train Station)
Friday 27th 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Saturday 28th 10.00 am - 9.00 pm
Sunday29th 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Group Leader: Peter Howie

Peter is the Executive Director of Psychodrama Australia as well as the Director of Training for the Brisbane Campus. He has been developing and running deep learning experiential psychodrama training groups since 1993. He qualified as a psychodrama practitioner in 1999 and as a psychodrama trainer in 2006.  He completed his Master of Education in 2011 and is currently a PhD candidate at Griffith University researching psychodrama. Peter operates from a conviction in the capacity of each human being to develop the flexibility and spontaneity to make a significant contribution to their own and other’s lives, irrespective of where they have come from, and current circumstances. He believes that all human life is relational, that we live as part of complex systems, and that working in groups opens up enormous possibilities that would otherwise not occur.

Psychodrama Programs

The programs run though Psychodrama Australia Brisbane campus are run by practitioners accredited through the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Inc (AANZPA). For further details either click on the logo below or go to their website at www.aanzpa.org. If you have further questions about psychodrama or psychodrama training you could 1) Send us a general enquiry or question through our email by clicking here; 2) Browse our Frequently Asked Questions 3) or contact Peter directly on 0411 873 851.

What is meant by acting?

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 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 acting as ourselves.

Friday 27th May, 2016
Start 7:00 pm
Saturday 10 - 9 and Sunday 10 - 4
45 Clarence St Coorparoo
Brisbane, QLD 4151