Elements of DramatherapyPlay
"The human need to play is a powerful one. When we ignore it, we can feel there is something
missing in our lives."
Leo Buscaglia (Author and Speaker)
Play is an important part of children's lives and their development yet play is also fundamental to us throughout our lives. Illness and trauma can close down that creative part of ourselves and through a therapeutic engagement with play, new ways of looking at things can emerge and promote personal growth and change.Story
"There have been great societies that did not use the wheel,
but there have been no societies that did not tell stories."
Ursula K. Le Guin (Author)
Stories are a part of our lives; whether the story of our own lives or those we hear all around us. Therapeutic stories can offer distance to view our problems and connect us to the experience of other people.Voice
"A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human
speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together."
Margaret Atwood (Author and Social Campaigner)
Through the use of voice work we can work to find our own voice and therefore form a more powerful self, able to express emotions.Movement
"Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather."
Martha Graham (Dance pioneer)
As we grow older we may use our bodies less and rely more on our brains. We can feel unconnected to our bodies and the world around us. Through simple movement we can connect back to our physical self and find new ways of expressing ourselves non-verbally.