Welcome to Dramatherapy Southwest
Dramatherapy 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
I found this conference to be an excellent day - The workshops worked well together and were very useful as a CPD provision. I enjoyed the opportunity to connect with others in the dramatherapist tribe of course. Finally, the bring and share lunch was a delight as usual. Very nurturing all round!
Featured Dramatherapist: Molly Holland
All the world's a stage, And all the men and women are merley players.They have their exits and their entrances,And one man in his time plays many parts.(William Shakespeare, 1600) SO LETS EXERCISE OUR MANY PARTS! Molly is a HPC registered Dramatherapist based in the South West of England specialising in Autism, attachement disorders,dementia,PTSD and children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Before completing her Masters of Dramatherapy Molly trained in Theatre Studies and and worked for a number of years in special education, where she discovered the profound positive effect drama had on students in crisis. Dramatherapy is open to any individuals or groups who want to work creatively to forge positive change. With playfullness, curiosity and inner acceptance we can begiin to heal the deepest of wounds.