The Sesame Approach
The Sesame approach to Drama and Movement therapy is a specific approach to Dramatherapy which is influenced by of a set of practitioners:
- The psychologist Carl Jung
- The movement practitioner Rudolf Laban
- The drama practitioner Peter Slade
- The founder of the Sesame approach Marian Lindkvist
The Sesame approach comprises of 4 core strands: drama, movement, myth, and movement with touch and sound.
- Drama is influenced by Slade and other drama and theatre practitioners.
- Movement is influenced by Laban movement analysis.
- Myth is influenced by Jung and Campbell.
- Movement with touch and sound is influenced by Lindkvist and is a therapeutic intervention which is a type of intensive interaction with clients.
The Sesame approach is a non-verbal, non-direct psychotherapy using the art forms of drama and movement. Each of the strands can be used in combination by a qualified Dramatherapist to tailor-make sessions for a range of clients.
For more information, see The Sesame Institute.