East West Center for Counselling & Training | Indian Institute of Psychodrama | Magdalene Jeyarathnam | Eric Miller

Exploring Trauma through Psychodrama – A 3 days ‘group therapy + training’ workshop.

The body remembers what the mind forgets.”
― Jacob Levy Moreno

Venue: Chennai.

Dates: 8, 9, & 10 July 2022

Timings: 9:30 am to 01:00pm IST (Group Therapy); and 01:30 pm to 4:30 pm IST (Training).

Fee’s Structure: INR 3,000/- (for 3 days Group Therapy); and INR 6,000/- (for 3 days whole workshop – along with Training.)

About Trauma and Brain Development:

“Trauma is an emotional response to a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. Early childhood trauma generally refers to the traumatic experiences that occur to children ages 0-6. Research has shown that children are particularly vulnerable to trauma because of their rapidly developing brain.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network notes that,’ children suffering from traumatic stress symptoms generally have difficulty regulating their behaviours and emotions. They may have      difficulty sleeping, lose recently acquired developmental skills, and show regression in functioning and behaviour.’

There are three main types of trauma:

Acute trauma results from a single incident.

Chronic trauma is repeated and prolonged such as domestic violence or abuse.

Complex trauma is exposure to varied and multiple traumatic events, often of an invasive, interpersonal nature”

*Missouri’s early care & education connections (https://earlyconnections.mo.gov/professionals/trauma-informed-care).

Effectiveness of Psychodrama in Healing Trauma:

“When we’re traumatised, our thinking mind, the prefrontal cortex shuts down, which means that we do not think about what is happening.”- Bessel van der Kolk

“We need to feel our feelings in order to translate them into words, elevate them to a conscious level, and think about them. Paying attention to the effects of trauma, we free up energy that can be used to enhance our resilience and allow it to strengthen.”

“By offering the protagonist the chance to embrace and deal with their own pain, they can also become more willing and open to allow themselves to experience what feels good about the relationship. They can become vulnerable again, less self-protective.”

“Psychodrama therapy gives us an opportunity to authentically connect with our own, internal reactions by reconstructing the actual role relationship in which they occurred.”

 *The Meadows of Wickenburg (https://www.themeadows.com/blog/how-psychodrama-heals-trauma/).

Trainer of the Workshop:

Magdalene Jeyarathnam (PhD in-process, MSW),

( https://centerforcounselling.org/magdalene-jeyarathnam )


Indian Institute of Psychodrama ( https://centerforcounselling.org/indian-institute-of-psychodrama-iip ), and East West Center for Counselling and Training ( https://centerforcounselling.org ).

Her TED Talk on Psychodrama is here ( https://youtu.be/CfDUUugbTeY ).

Magdalene (based in Chennai) is a longtime therapist and is a pioneer in bringing Psychodrama, and Psychodrama training, to India (including in partnership with Indian universities). 

For Queries and Clarification: 

Phone: 9884700104/35                                        

Email: indianinstituteofpsychodrama@gmail.com

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