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Psychodrama Workshop: Chop Wood, Carry Water

Event Cost: 
$325 early bird (by 14 January) ; $345 full fee

Chop Wood, Carry Water

No matter how skilful we might become at turning our attention to the present moment as facilitators, group leaders, therapists, coaches, and co-creators, we can never capture 'presence' as an artefact, to be stored up for later use. Presence remains a thing of the moment: ephemeral and emergent, requiring our attention and intention, and a commitment to enter the unknown.

'Chopping wood and carrying water' refers to a willingness to repeatedly be open to what is.

It includes being open to the possibility of generating fresh experiences and integrating them into our being and our actions in the world.

This 2-day psychodrama workshop will use action methods to focus on creating in the moment,

based on the emerging interests and experiences of the group participants. It will involve active,

experiential learning. There will be opportunities to reflect on the relevance of this work in a

variety of settings.


Participants can expect to generate a range of experiences of the psychodrama method and

to become familiar with the training approach taken at the Melbourne Campus.


Who’s it for?

This workshop is for people interested in experiencing the psychodrama method and for

people wishing to discover its relevance for their professional and clinical work with individuals

and groups. It is highly recommended for people wishing to enrol in the 2023 Training Group.


Workshop Leader

Hilde Knottenbelt is a Psychodramatist and Trainer Educator Practitioner (TEP) with over 30 years experience as a teacher, trainer and educator in experiential learning. She is the Executive Director of Psychodrama Australia and Training Group Coordinator at the Melbourne Campus of Psychodrama Australia where she has been on the teaching staff since 2001.

Hilde leads originally-devised Creative Voice groups in the community using vocal improvisation and story-telling. She works in private practice as a counsellor, supervisor and coach with a range of people, including creative professionals.


Training in Psychodrama at Melbourne Campus

The training run by Psychodrama Australia Melbourne Campus is 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 <>

If you have further questions about psychodrama or psychodrama training you can:

1) Send us a general enquiry or question through our email by clicking here;


2) Browse our Frequently Asked Questions <

3) Contact Jenny Hutt on 0419 001 691 or Hilde Knottenbelt on 0419 192 187



Saturday 4th February, 2023
Start 10:00 am
10.00am-5.00pm Sat & Sun
SWell Centre
2 Minona Street Hawthorn
Melbourne, VIC 3122