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Introduction to Dramatherapy

What is dramatherapy?

Dramatherapy is a way of using touch, objects and sounds to help us express our feelings, work with difficulties and explore our hopes for the future.

You can work in many different ways, including using art, sound, physical movement or speech to express what is happening for you in a comfortable and creative space.

Dramatherapy can be a relaxing and entertaining way to explore the issues bothering you, your relationships with others and your goals.

Example activities

  • Grounding activities and meditations
  • Exploring movement
  • Using objects to explore and express your experiences
  • Mapping your world and the people in it

These activities can help you find a way to express your experiences at your own pace. You are in control of each session, and can decide how long to come for, what you want to do in the session, and how long you want it to last. If you are not sure, give it a go – you can stop at any time.

How does it work?

You control:

  • How long each session lasts
  • How often we meet
  • Who comes to the session
  • What activities are included in the session
  • How much you take part in the session
  • You may choose to keep everything private and not talk at all

Watch the films below to hear Dramatherapist Louise explain:

Introduction to Dramatherapy
Louise’s Activity Cupboard

If you’d like to try a taster session, speak to your Care Coordinator.

How do I access dramatherapy?

If you are in the Aspire EIP service, speak to your Care Coordinator to arrange an appointment with Louise, the Aspire Dramatherapist.

If you are not in the service but are having difficulties with anxiety, or just want to relax, visit our free relaxation page for some meditations from Louise.