PSYCHODRAMA PSYCHOTHERAPY & PERSONAL GROWTH GROUP FOR WOMEN
Introductory Session - November 1, 2020
Ongoing Group Begins November 8, 2020
Meets 2x per month. 8-session commitment.
Overview: In a supportive group of psychologically-minded women, we use psychodramatic role-play and related experiential methods to facilitate recovery and deep healing from anxiety, depression, PTSD, addictions, eating disorders, low self-esteem and other issues that affect women. The group is intended for women navigating difficult life transitions, overcoming the effects of trauma and childhood psychological injury, and/or needing support during these challenging times. The groupis limited to a maximum of 12 members to foster a sense of cohesion, connection and camaraderie.
Psychodrama can help a person achieve insight into a problem, work through feelings and emotions, complete unfinished actions and learn new and more satisfying ways of behaving.
Psychodrama is a method of group psychotherapy developed by Jacob L. Moreno (1889-1974) and Zerka T. Moreno (1917-2016) and their followers. Because psychodrama brings the whole person ─ body, mind, emotions and spirit ─ into action at once, it can be more powerful than traditional talk therapy alone.
J.L. Moreno said “the body remembers what the mind forgets.” By bringing the body into therapeutic work ─ through movement, gesture, sound and action ─ we can get in touch with memories and experiences that might not be accessible to our conscious mind. Bringing up this information can be helpful in emotional healing by giving us access to memories we need to work through, as well to strengths and resources we may have lost touch with.
Psychodrama Plus: In addition to the powerful modality of psychodrama, we will skillfully integrate mindfulness, gentle movement, yoga breathing, art and music. We will offer psychoeducation to provide a common language and cognitive frameworks that explain the action insights acquired during the experiential activities. These additions bolster the psychodramatic work, enabling us to face life’s challenges with greater clarity and confidence, to be able to take wise, courageous action for the highest good for ourselves and others.
Participate at Your Comfort Level: Some may wish to be the protagonist in a psychodrama; others might like to participate in group experiential activities, mindfulness and gentle movement, art or music activities; and others may choose to observe and participate in a quieter, more introverted way.
If you are considering making an 8-session commitment (beginning November 8), please attend this introductory session, which will give you the opportunity to meet the group members and leaders.
When: Sunday November 1, 2020
11:00 am – 1:15 pm, PST. (2:00 - 4:15 pm, EDT)
Where: Online via Zoom
Online Psychodrama Psychotherapy and Personal Growth Group
When: Group meets eight Sundays, 2x per month with an initial 8 session commitment
11:00 am – 1:15 pm PST (2:00 - 4:15 pm EDT)
Dates: November 8 & 22
December 13 & 20
January 10 & 31
February 28 (an additional February date TBD)
This is an on-going group with an initial 8-session commitment.
Investment: $80 – $120 sliding scale. We consider the group a community where those who can pay more help to make it possible for those with less means to participate.
For further information and to schedule a screening interview:
Cathy - 410/746-7251 - email@example.com -or-