In these extremely powerful live group sessions, master clinician and psychodramatist Tian Dayton works with group participants to confront childhood abuse, and work through trauma that they are carrying in their bodies. Dayton addresses these delicate issues with directness and great care, employing innovative action-oriented techniques that you can use in your work with clients, whether you are trained in psychodrama or not.
The body remembers the trauma that the mind does not. Psychodrama provides a space for the body to speak, for somatic memory to become conscious, and for the mind to connect and process what the body is experiencing. In this video, Travis speaks to his wounded heart and works through his fear of dying; Sheila speaks to her mother who committed suicide and releases anger that was locked up for many years; and Amal speaks to the birth mother she never met, confronting the belief that she was never loved or wanted. Dayton highlights the emotion that emerges from these participants’ bodies, and helps give voice and meaning to the catharsis that emerges so that an integration between mind and body can occur.
From watching this video, you'll be able to:
- Utilize role-play, role reversal and doubling techniques with clients who have suffered trauma.
- Create psychodrama warm-up exercises, action scenes, and group sharing discussions.
- Adapt Tian Dayton’s unique approach to working with trauma and the body to your own therapy work with clients.
This is an Instructor Version and can be used for groups and training purposes.
Tian Dayton, PhD, TEP has presented psychodrama to wide audiences across the U.S. for two and a half decades. She taught psychodrama at New York University for eight years and seven as Director of program development for Caron Treatment Center. Currently, she is the director of The New York Psychodrama Training Institute. She is the author of numerous books, including The Living Stage: A Step-by-Step Guide to Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, The Drama Within: Psychodrama and Experiential Therapy and Emotional Sobriety: From Relationship Trauma to Resilience and Balance.
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