Using Psychodrama to develop creativity, reflect on your relationships and help get a new perspective on life.

Creative Groupwork For Personal Dvelopment

Psychodrama is a form of group psychotherapy using creative action methods to explore your experiences and express yourself in a way that you cannot using words alone.  It is a way of bringing your internal world out so that you can get a new perspective on your situation with the support of a group.  These explanations may not do the method justice, the best way to understand psychodrama would be to experience it for yourself.
The group begins in a circle with a check-in where people introduce themselves and say something about what’s brought them to the group and what they might be up for.  This would then lead on to a warm up which is an exercise allowing participants to connect with the issues that are around for them in that moment and to build connections with other group members.  This may then lead to protagonist selection where the person who is most warmed up and willing to work is identified.  What follows is a co-creation between the protagonist and Leila, the director, to explore the issue or situation that protagonist has brought to the group.  Other members may be asked to take on roles within the drama which can be a challenging and rewarding experience.  At the end of the drama, participants return to a circle for sharing.  This is an opportunity to share with the protagonist something that they connected with from the drama without offering advice or passing judgement on the protagonist’s situation.
Leila Frondigoun offers all interested participants a free telephone consultation before their first session which allows her to give more information about the group and psychodrama and for interested participants to ask any questions that they may have about the group or the method. Leila also asks some questions to ensure the health and safety of each participant while attending the group.

Leila is not running weekly classes currently but is available for 1:1 sessions with clients.

Leila Frondigoun is a trainee Psychodrama Psychotherapist and has been training with the Northern school of Psychodrama for 6 years.  She has experience working with people affected by trauma and homelessness and works therapeutically with survivors of abuse.  If you have any questions, concerns or curiosities about psychodrama, do not hesitate to get in touch.