In 2017 Bona Anna & I presented a power point at the AANZPA Conference in Auckland.
It is a reflection on the purpose and phases of psychodrama and emphasises the value of naming and concretising the learning from a drama to ensure it goes beyond the therapy room in an adequate way.
Here is a link to the slides. (PPTX)
Here as a PDF
Podcast — Audio
US inmate advocate Ann Jacobs on RNZ – talking about prisoners. Note the post-prison care gap!
As I listen to this interview I was glad to have the proposal and petition for the Therapeutic Village online. I’m determined it will happen! Listen and notice how the Village idea fills the gap.
This is a link to the submission: The Therapeutic Village
There is also a petition on OurActionStation that will be delivered to the Government and again to the Inquiry at the end of November 2018
Please sign and spread the word.
In his Poetics, the Greek philosopher Aristotle put forth the idea the play should imitate a single whole action. “A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end” (1450b27). He split the play into two parts: complication and unravelling.
From wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dramatic_structure
Just like therapy!
Planning a tramp here, and then find that there is a threat. I hate that!
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I’m gathering together some articles available in Journals online. I think we may have them in the library.
I found this in a free email from Philip Pawson – Alexander Technique teacher. I find it very compelling.
It doesn’t matter how skilful you are. Bend a bent piece of wire to straighten it and you’ve got an extra kink in your piece of wire.
If you bend a young tree over, it gives. It bends supply and pliably. It makes no attempt to keep straight.
But stop bending it and, suddenly, it’s straight again, swaying effortlessly in the breeze.
Book, and see audio post probably visable in the context related items below.
The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success:
The book is rooted in the Seven Principles inspired by Steve Jobs:
- Do What You Love: Think differently about your career.
- Put a Dent in the Universe: Think differently about your vision.
- Kick Start Your Brain: Think differently about how you think.
- Sell Dreams, Not Products: Think differently about your customers.
- Say No to 1,000 Things: Think differently about design.
- Create Insanely Great Experiences: Think differently about your brand experience.
- Master the Message. Think differently about your story.
Overall, it’s business motherhood and apple pie, filtered through the uniquely creative mind of Steve Jobs. It’s important to recognize, however, that each of us is our own unique person, and the only person who can think or be like Steve Jobs is …. Steve Jobs.
How Do Attachment Issues Impact Adult Relationships?
Around twenty years ago we started turning our attention to the attachment system in regards to adult
relationships. Hazan and Shaver were two of the first researchers who postulated that attachment patterns play
out in adult romantic relationships. They developed a series of questions designed to isolate behaviours in adults
that mimic attachment styles in infants; secure, avoidant, ambivalent, dismissive, disorganised and reactive.
What they found was that not only were adults similar to infants in the way that these behaviours played out in
relationships, but that there was a direct correlation between the style in which someone was parented and the
attachment that person would develop later in life. Hazan and Shaver’s research was pivotal for the way that we
see relationships today, and their work ultimately led to the development of many assessment tools attempting to
gauge attachment styles in adults. One of the more popular tools today is the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI)
developed by Mary Main. Yet the field of studying attachment in adults is still vastly unexplored, and this leaves
many adults searching for answers and therapy that would address their issues.
Attachment disruption is one of the hardest problems to address by parents and professionals due to the fact
that solutions are often counter intuitive and that the symptoms often go unrecognised. Below I have compiled a
list of characteristics I often see in both children and adults with attachment issues. This is by no means a
comprehensive list, rather a cluster of symptoms to look out for when treating a client with identified attachment
problems originating from the first three years of their life.
This is a quote from Mark Coen’s paper presented at the NZAP conference this year (I was not there, but just found it on the website, here.) Copy: TheAttachmentContinuum.pdf
The quote is in line with my experience as a therapist, and he goes on the describe the various relationship styles, useful.
The guidelines for treatment, I’ve just checked again to be sure, do not mention couple therapy explicitly and there are no guidelines there for relationship psychotherapy.
This prompts me to present a relationship therapy paper, it is so essential that the relational paradigm is presented. And a paper won’t quite meet my other principle, that experiential learning is the way to make this case, not really papers. Maybe both would be best.
An excellent resource. Its all over Christchurch
Politics and psychological explorations, climate and psychodrama, politilal dialogues; links to items of that nature.
Cognitive and Behavioral Challenges in Responding to climate Change.pdf
Links to papers I have (or items on the web) related to Jung, Hillman, archetypal and other depth material.
My writing page – has a section
The Unity of Psyche and World
by Donald H. Wolfraim Ph.D.
Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology, (1875-1961) was
deeply interested in establishing a scientific foundation for his
psychological theories regarding the …
There will be many more – some will be available in the contextually related posts below.
My writing page – has a section
Papers – links to resources:
Psychodrama Network News PNN_Winter_07.pdf
Contains: Message to the Membership
from Zerka Moreno
Part II of Moreno’s Influence on Martin Buber
There are too many to keep track of here, but exploring the related posts (below) should find them all.
David Grove – cleanlanguage–business.txt
David Grove – Less is More- grove-cleanlanguage.doc
David Grove – PerceptualPositions.txt
The Language of Nonviolence.doc
The Language of Nonviolence
When words come from the heart, they break through barriers and elicit compassion, says Marshall B. Rosenberg
by Sarah van Gelder, Marshall B. Rosenberg
This post is just for BOTH psychodrama and psychotherapy – see als Psychodrama – Resources and Psychotherapy – Resources. I’ll add more as I discover more.
A comparison of psychoanalytic and
psychodramatic theory from a
abstract A comparison of Freud’s and Moreno’s theories with regard to their implications
for psychodrama therapy. Basic differences in the theories are discussed with special regard to
therapist role, transference and tele, insight and catharsis, the time concept, the body, and
developmental psychology. Other topics treated are concepts of drive or energy, psychic structure
and role theory, psychic determinism contra the doctrine of spontaneity-creativity and differences
between an intrapsychic and an interpersonal approach. An outline of the relationship of
psychodrama and its philosophy and practice to other schools of psychotherapy is given.
I’ve been listening to Dr Dave Shrink rap radio interview with Raul Moncayo. I found the whole thing pleasant. Yes, weird, but it was pleasant because it resonated with what is in my head a lot of the time, not the same content but the same questions – the same discourse.
I also listened to the earlier Wise Counsel podcast, less pleasant but more stimulating.
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