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

“Create the Magic” – Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy

Dates: 29th, 30th & 31st October 2017

Timing: 9.30 am to 4 pm

Venue: 14, 2nd Avenue, Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai 600031

Course Fee: Rs. 6000


“Your Miracles are an inside job. Go there to create the magic that you seek in your life”

– Wayne Dyer


Do you have a dream or lifestyle in mind you want to make come true because you know it will be liberating (starting a new creative business, buying a house, driving a car, writing a book, making a big move etc.) but are paralyzing yourself with doubts, fears and negativity? To help you make noticeable shifts in your understanding of what has been holding you back experience the ‘Create the Magic’ Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy Workshop.


According to Dr. J.L. Moreno, in psychodrama “a man can play the part of a woman and a woman can play the part of a man; an old person can take the part of a child and a child the part of an old person; a man can be an animal; an object can be a man.”

Psychodrama is an active and creative method that enables participants to use guided drama and role-playing to work through issues. The basic concepts of psychodrama are:


  1. The warm-up, preparing for an act
  2. Spontaneity and creativity
  3. The encounter
  4. Simulation
  5. Concretization and acting out
  6. The mirror
  7. The double
  8. Sensitivity training
  9. Role playing and role reversal
  10. Surplus reality


By means of these methods a healthy person may live more effectively, a sick person may learn to bear his misery, and the dead may continue to play a part in our lives. Fear is dispelled, human limitations are stretched and creating magic becomes a part of our life.


About the India Institute of Psychodrama

The Indian Institute of Psychodrama is a member of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy.  Magdalene Jeyarathnam is the Founder of the Indian Institute of Psychodrama.  She is a board-certified Psychodramatist.  IIP is at present the only formal institute teaching psychodrama in the country. This institute closely works with the Psychodrama Institute of Melbourne, Australia. It will enable those interested in psychodrama to receive training, certification to practice skills under supervision and to gain experience applying these methods in clinical or non-clinical settings. This institute awards students training hours for attending psychodrama workshops.


The trainers are:


Dr. Herb Propper, PhD, TEP, is a trainer, educator, and practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy.

He has 34 years of experience in the field. Herb maintains a part time practice for personal growth, training and supervision. He is a Fellow and life time member of the American Society of Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy. Herb is an affiliate member of the Bangladesh Clinical psychology Society. Herb serves as faculty member of Indian Institute of Psychodrama,  He is Professor Emeritus of Theater at Johnson VT State College, a 2009 Fulbright Scholar to Bangladesh and since 2013, a member of the Fulbright Specialist Roster. He is a practioner of Tibetan Buddhism; a student of Lama Norlha Rinpoche, Abbot of Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery and Retreat Center in Wappinger’s Falls, NY. He is authorized by Lama Norlha to teach basic meditation practices. In 2016 he will be taking vows to become ordained as a Tibetan Buddist monk.


Ms Magdalene Jeyarathnam, has worked for over 20 years as a Psychological Counsellor. She is an Expressive Arts Therapist, and a board certified Psychodramatist. She has worked as a consultant to several governments, the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).


Ms Magdalene is the Director of the Indian Institute of Psychodrama, which she founded in 2013 after working to bring world class psychodrama trainers to India since 2009. She is also the Director of the East West Center for Counselling and Training (an Expressive Arts Therapy Center based in Chennai, India); and a co-founder of the Expressive Arts Therapy Association of India.



Magdalene Jeyarathnam – 9884700135/ 9884700104 or 

Email – info@indianinstituteofpsychodrama.org


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