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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"


OUR NEXT EVENT:

DSW CONFERENCE 2016

Saturday 2nd July - Bristol

Open to members and non-members

For practising, non-practising and student Creative Arts Therapists

More details in events pages below...

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.

News and Events

 Dramatherapy Southwest Annual Conference 2016 Event 
Date: Saturday 02 July 2016
Time: 09:30 - 22:00
Venue: The Friends Meeting House, Bristol

Dramatherapy Southwest invites you to an ‘Open Space’ event at The Friends Meeting Room, Wedmore Vale, Bristol on Saturday 2nd July 2016.

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 Forum Theatre techniques for arts and healthcare professionals Event 
Date: Monday 27 June 2016
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Venue: Exeter Community Centre, Exeter

Forum Theatre offers a powerful and accessible set of techniques for working with groups and individuals more creatively. This practical course will focus on how specific methods can be used to open up dialogue in group situations and lead to the expression and exploration of thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

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