Poetry, Monologues & Plays: Healing Clients and Communities

Poetry, Monologues & Plays: Healing Clients and Communities
This course will be offered at the Drama Therapy Institute on October 20th, 2019

7 CEs, $169
Jen Faith Brown MA, RDT
Cyndi Kelvin PsyD, RDT, Poetry Therapist

This workshop explores self-generated material as a means of clients and communal healing both in a clinical setting and in the classroom.

Workshop Objectives: 

Workshop Objectives:

1) Participants will be able to name at least 3 techniques used in drama therapy.. 

2)  Participants will be able to list two rituals they can utilize within the structure of their session or workshop

3) Participants will be able to name two ways intergenerational and sociocultural experiences can be safely explored within the creative process. 

4)  Participants will be able to name one structure for post performance discussion with audience members.

Led  by:

Jen Faith Brown, MFA, RDT

Cynthia Kelvin, Psy.D., RDT. 

For more information:

Contact Lightkeeper Productions  

661-750-7722 or

Email:  lightkeeper@lightkeeperproductions. org 

COST: $169.00

Creative Solutions to Pain Management: Utilizing Drama Therapy

More then two thousand years ago, the Greeks understood intuitively that emotions and health were one. The Greek God of healing, Asclepius, symbolized all that was essential in the balance healthy diet, pure water, exercise, and support of friends and family. Essential too were the soothing activities that calmed their emotions sleep, music, and prayer….”The Balance Within” Esther M. Sternberg, MD Psychologist 

Course Description

This workshop facilitated by an Integrative Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Drama Therapist explores the ways in which drama therapy may be utilized as an effective modality for chronic pain both for individuals as well as in a group setting.  Drama therapy is one of the many ways in which the management of chronic pain may be achieved. In chronic pain, drama therapy can be a powerful and physically non- invasive modality.In the workshop, participants will (1) Study Pain Pathophysiology as well as the Impact of Pain On the United States, Individuals, Communities, and the Workplace (2) explore drama therapy practices and methodology and identify and practice various drama therapy interventions that may be utilized to alleviate pain. Interventions will be explored both for individuals as well as in the group setting .  

Course Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to have an understanding of the meaning of pain - physical, emotional, spiritual as well as identifying both chronic and acute pain. 

2. Participants will be able to list the emotional responses to chronic pain including Biological, Psychological, Behavioral, and Spiritual

3. Participants will be able to identify two drama therapy interventions for chronic pain.

4. Participants will be able to name and facilitate several drama therapy tools including but not limited to distancing, role play, bibliotherapy and guided imagery.


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