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Psychodrama Workshop at Montfort College, Bangalore

Psychodrama Workshop at Montfort College, Bangalore

(only for psychology students of the college)

Psychodrama is a therapeutic technique that was developed by Jacob L. Moreno in the early 20th century. It involves the use of dramatic methods to explore and resolve personal and interpersonal problems. Here are five major points about how psychodrama can be helpful:

  1. Encourages emotional expression: Psychodrama provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their feelings and emotions. Through role-playing, participants can express and process their emotions in a controlled and cathartic way.
  2. Builds interpersonal skills: Psychodrama can help individuals develop stronger interpersonal skills by exploring and practicing different social roles and relationships. It can also help individuals develop empathy and understanding for others.
  3. Helps in resolving past traumas: By re-enacting past events in a safe and controlled environment, individuals can gain new insights into the traumatic experiences that may be affecting their present-day lives. This can lead to a greater sense of resolution and closure.
  4. Increases self-awareness: Through psychodrama, individuals can gain greater insight into their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This self-awareness can help individuals make positive changes in their lives.
  5. Provides a supportive community: Psychodrama groups can provide a sense of community and support for individuals who may be struggling with personal or interpersonal issues. The group dynamic can help individuals feel less isolated and more connected to others.

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