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Celebrating the Sun: Discovering Your Strengths and Resilience Psychodrama and Other Action Methods Explorations, Chennai

Celebrating the Sun:
Discovering Your Strengths and Resilience

Psychodrama and Other Action Methods Explorations

Lets celebrate this harvest exploring your roles.  It helps one to get in contact with your different parts of oneself and inner self , and this knowing is helpful so that you can live with more purpose and joy. Psychodrama is essentially a group action method that helps a person to embrace one’s own capabilities. This could be used in clinical setting (hospitals, therapy centers), non-clinical setting like a business establishment in team building, conflict management, stress management, identifying and working with stress, improving communication, building trust, identifying issues etc. This is a spontaneous and creative method which is used by certified psychodramatists who is otherwise called the Psychodrama director. A director enables or facilitates a re-enactment of real life situations, past incidents / situations or an inner mental process but, acting them out in the present time.

Date: 10th – 12th January 2020

List of places recommended to visit:
– Kapaleshwar temple
– Egmore museum (bronze section)
– Dakshin chitra
– Sunrise at Mahabalipuram
– Statue walk
– Pongal Celebrations
– Classical music & dance performance
– Classical folk performance
Please note that these visits are not included in your training hours, these visits are for you to get a greater understanding of the culture of Chennai.

Indian Institute of Psychodrama
7, Muchachi Mansion (3rd floor),
Kasthuri Estate 3rd street,
Chennai – 600086.

Timing: 9:30am – 4pm (registration begins at 9am)
Your investment:
For 3 days it is  Rs 6,000

For more details Contact 9884700104 / 9884700135
Email: training@centerforcounselling.org

Who should attend?

If you are working as a trainer, therapist, team leader, life coach or mentor, if you like a safe space to process your own “stuff”. This is the workshop for you. Those looking to do group therapy sessions for personal growth.


Daniela Simmons, PhD, T.E.P., is the founder and director of the Expressive Therapies Training Institute (ETTi), offering workshops on action methods in North Texas, other states and internationally. Dr. Simmons teaches experiential tools and didactic; preparing the students pursuing certification to take both the written and on-site exams. She has conducted and published various research on action methods. Daniela Simmons’, professional experience, both in Europe and the US, is in educational, research, and consultancy work in the social sciences, applied gerontology and mental health. She has been utilizing action methods sessions since 1995 in Europe and since 2005 in the US. Daniela Simmons is the President of the American Society in Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP) and executive editor for the American Journal in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.

Magdalene Jeyarathnam, has worked for almost 25 years as a Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer. She is an Expressive Arts therapist and completed 800 hours of psychodrama training to become an Australia and Aotearoa board(ABP)certified Psychodramatist.

She has worked as consultant to several governments as WHO and UNICEF consultant. She is a member of the International association of Group Psychotherapy and Group process. She is a faculty in Indian Institute of Psychodrama which she founded in 2013 after working in bringing world class psychodrama trainers since 2009. She is also the Director of East West Center for Counselling and Training which is an Expressive Arts therapy Center based in Chennai, India.

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