What is Dramatherapy?
Dramatherapy is a type of therapy where creative and drama techniques – movement, stories, role-play, puppetry, art etc - are used to help individuals to express themselves and process different feelings and experiences. Sessions may either be delivered individually or as a group depending on the needs of participants.
Dramatherapy supports individuals to:
- make new friends, practice teamwork, and develop communication and social-skills
- build confidence and self-esteem
- relax and have fun
- develop imagination and creativity
- share and explore a range of feelings
- build strategies to manage difficult situations/experiences
Who is referred for Dramatherapy?
- Children who have experienced significant trauma
- Children who need to express their feelings in ways other than verbal
- Children whose emotional and mental health needs are having a significant impact on their learning and their ability to form and maintain relationships
- Children who have experienced loss
- Children who need support with sharing, turn-taking, making friends, understanding and expressing emotions
Who can I speak to if I am concerned and/or need advice?
Referrals are made by the Heads of School and the Inclusion Managers. There are limited spaces and therefore decisions are made based on priorities and needs. If you need advice please contact the Inclusion Managers.
Dramatherapy at Julian's is delivered by MINDHEART and our Dramatherapist is: India Rothman.