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Welcome to Dramatherapy Southwest

Sepping SonesDramatherapy Southwest is a professional network which exists to promote drama as a therapeutic approach. It is a non-profit organization and was first established in 1989.

We are all dramatherapy practitioners who live and work in the region. Some work in the NHS, some in education and others in private practice.

We are all inspired by the art form of drama, the power of its creativity and the enjoyment of self-expression.

Drama makes use of the mind, imagination, voice and body. It makes use of space, form, colour, and image. 

There is a wealth of evidence that dramatherapy can improve mental health and general well-being

                          "Dramatherapy is the application of this art form to psychotherapy"


CPD day with Linda Winn & Special General Meeting
Saturday 8th April 2017 in Exeter
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Featured Dramatherapist: Sharon Morgan

Do you want to make positive changes in your life? Find inspiration, discover inner resources, explore new perspectives and choices?

A creative approach can help  reconnect us to our imagination, spontaneity and intuition; to resource ourselves, building strength, confidence and resilience from inside, and enabling us to live more fully on the outside.
 I work with individuals and groups creatively to help them explore and express issues of concern in a supportive and safe way.

I am a dramatherapist and Playback Theatre practitioner and  work with children and adults in a variety of settings including: schools, colleges, daycentres, residential homes, charitable organisations, community groups, and with private individuals.
My background is in social work both with children and adults with disabilities and mental health issues; adult education; training;group facililtation; reminiscence arts work and performance.

Available for group or individual dramatherapy and also offer training for organisations interested in a drama and actions methods approcah.

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 CPD Event followed by Special General Meeting Event 
Date: Saturday 08 April 2017
Venue: St Matthew's Hall Exeter, Exeter

The workshop will prepare attendees to use Turner’s Model of Crisis within a dramatherapy context. The focus will be on working with those who have experienced trauma, particularly the refugee community.
Linda Winn has been developing and testing the use of this model for two decades.

The workshop is an introduction containing experiential and theoretic elements.
There will be an expectation that participants have some experience of working with trauma and crisis.
If not, then you would need to gain knowledge of this before embarking on work with vulnerable populations.

Linda Winn has extensive experience as a Dramatherapist, Nurse, EMDR Practitioner & Psychotherapy Supervisor. She has worked with people suffering from trauma and their carers for over 35 years. She has recently completed her PhD The Drama of War, the Theatre of Life at Anglia Ruskin University.
Publications include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Dramatherapy (1994, Jessica Kingsley) and ‘Experiential Training for Staff Working with Eating Disorders’ in Dokter, D. (ed) Arts Therapies and Clients with Eating Disorders (1994, Jessica Kingsley).

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