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 DSW Conference
It will be held in Bristol on 15th November 2014
for conference programme and booking details.
Featured Dramatherapist: Sharon Hayden
I work with a broad spectrum of groups and individuals using dramatherapy to enable greater self expression. Currently I am working in schools with boys with ADHD and Asperger's syndrome and girls with social and emotional issues.
I also work on a one to one basis in a variety of settings.