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

Finding Your Room Of Requirement 

Let’s find our room of requirement and take what we need in the “here and now”

The Room of Requirement is said to be on the 7th floor of the Hogwarts castle. It appears only when someone is in great need of it. It contains what that individual needs at that time. 

Here is an opportunity to find our very own room of requirement and take what we need in the “here and now”.

Psychodrama is a sort of experiential, action-based therapy in which participants act out past experiences to examine current concerns. Role-playing, dramatic self-presentation, and group dynamics are all elements, which aims to give participants a deeper comprehension of themselves and their experiences. It uses a group setting yet operates as individual therapy. It has psychological roots, but it also integrates theatre and sociological ideas.

Psychodrama may aid in examining difficult emotions, comprehending another’s viewpoint, and also healing from trauma. The practice of psychodrama allows participants to create a world for themselves, free of usual rules and constraints. This freedom from all ordinary conventions is what Moreno called ‘Surplus Reality’, and is one of the most vital, curative and mysterious elements of psychodrama. 

Surplus reality is a term coined by Jacob L. Moreno, the founder of psychodrama, to describe the space where the actual reality and the imagined reality intersect. It is a creative and fluid space where individuals can experiment with different roles and explore new ways of being, expressing themselves, and connecting with others. By stepping into surplus reality, individuals can access a range of emotions and experiences that may be difficult to express or process in their actual reality. This can help them gain deeper insights into their past, present, and future, and open up new possibilities for personal growth and transformation. Overall, surplus reality is a powerful tool for individuals looking to expand their self-awareness and unlock their full potential.

The magic lies in the use of play and imagination in this endeavor. As we experience our creative talents, we develop new ways of being, increase our capacity to love and accept ourselves, expand our capacity to give and receive love, and increase our zest for life (Ali Watersong, 2011).

If you are interested to know more,

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Whatsapp Magdalene : 9884700135


Watersong, A. (2011). Surplus reality: The magic ingredient in psychodrama. Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal, (20), 18-28. 



These 3 day workshops in Mumbai is a Psychodrama Series focused on the magic ingredient of surplus reality in psychodrama to understand oneself and to practice new skills.

Cost: Rs. 8,000 + basic food expenses + accommodation if it needed

Time: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Venue: Bandra West, Mumbai

Bank details: IDFC first bank
Account Name: Indian Institute of Psychodrama Pvt Ltd
Account Number: 10061492156
Account Type: Current account
Bank Name: IDFC Bank
IFSC Code: IDFB0080122

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