Drama Therapy is the use of theatre techniques to facilitate personal growth and promote mental health.
What is Drama Therapy?Drama Therapy, as a form of Expressive Arts Therapy, (also known as Expressive Therapy), exists in many forms and can be applicable to individuals, couples, families, and various groups.
Dramatherapy is used in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, mental health centers, prisons, and businesses.
What kind of issues are addressed by Drama Therapy?The modern use of dramatic process and theatre as a therapeutic intervention began with Psychodrama. The field has expanded to allow many forms of theatrical interventions as therapy including role-play, theatre games, group-dynamic games, mime, puppetry, and other improvisational techniques. Often, "Drama Therapy" is utilized to help a client:
* Solve a problem
* Achieve a catharsis
* Delve into truths about self
* Understand the meaning of personally resonant images
* Explore and transcend unhealthy personal patterns of behavior and interpersonal interaction
The theoretical foundation of "Drama Therapy" lies in drama, theater, psychology, psychotherapy, anthropology, play, and interactive and creative processes.