Welcome to Dramatherapy Southwest
Dramatherapy Southwest (DSW) 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"
We are pleased to announce our 8th Annual Conference
It will be held in Bristol on 15th November 2014
Our call for submissions is currently LIVE. Please see HERE for details on how to submit.
The final conference programme will be announced by the end of September.
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.
News and Events
|Dramatherapy SouthWest November 2014 Conference||Event|
Date: Saturday 15 November 2014
Venue: Bristol - Location TBC, BRISTOL