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




This workshop will help us to explore the magic ingredient of surplus reality in psychodrama.

Psychodrama is a sort of experiential, action-based therapy in which patients act out past experiences to examine current concerns. Role-playing, dramatic self-presentation, and group dynamics are all elements of this kind of therapy, which aims to give patients 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 overcoming difficult emotions, comprehending another’s viewpoint, and 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 refers to psychodramatic situation in which a person carries out something that exist in their imagination and subjective reality. It allows the embodiment or realization of the invisible and intangible aspects of life that have not yet been fully experienced or expressed. In surplus reality, one relives old conflicts and develop another warm-up and experiences that leads to social atom repair. 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).


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


This 2 day workshop in Mumbai is focused on magic ingredient of psychodrama to understand themselves and to practice new skills.

Cost: Rs. 5,000/-

Time: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Venue: Andheri West (Will be specified soon.)

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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