Journal articles

Authored by Reekie, Don

Author Title Issue Keywords Abstract Sequence
Reekie, Don Creative Genius: A Spark in a Cloud of Unknowing (PDF, 111.9 KB) Journal 22 December 2013 creative genius, creativity, creator, director, genius, protagonist surplus reality, Psychodrama, spontaneity, tele and telic This article presents the author's conviction and work showing that a psychodrama director learns to follow the protagonist/client and trust a wide range of interactive communications. Their full nature may be hidden from the director. The protagonist can be unconscious of specifics or relevance. The writer accepts many cognitive functions of the central nervous system happen at a speed making conscious consideration impossible. Learning is not only an intentional act but is built into our mind-body functioning. This paper posits that the instances described involve dynamic inter-play of S factor (spontaneity) and C factor (creativity) within the Morenean universe of discourse, and considers creative genius as an integrative quality common in human functioning 13 2013-12
Reekie, Don Book Review: "Contemporary Psychodrama, New Approaches to Theory and Technique" by Jose Fonseca (PDF, 100.0 KB) Journal 13 December 2004 No abstract available 15 2004-12
Reekie, Don Book Review: Group Action The Dynamics of Groups in Therapeutic, Educational and Corporate Settings by Martin Ringer (PDF, 34.2 KB) Journal 11 December 2002 No abstract available 15 2002-12
Reekie, Don Healing Rifts: Sociodrama in a Maternity Community (PDF, 91.7 KB) Journal 20 December 2011 communication, crisis management, hospital, lead maternity carer, midwifery, obstetrics, organisation, psychodramatic methods, role training, sociodrama Don Reekie was contracted by a New Zealand District Health Board to facilitate the healing of rifts among practitioners in a hospital maternity community. In this article he describes the efficacy of sociodrama in this work, particularly focusing on his decisions and interventions, and the responses of the participants involved. Reference is made to community members' written attestations regarding the positive ongoing consequences of the sociodramatic interventions. The author particularly acknowledges the community members and key players among them, as co-creators of a new maternity culture. 11 2011-12
Reekie, Don Please Forget That You Know What 'Role' Means . . . The Pragmatics Of Human Functioning (PDF, 77.1 KB) Journal 18 December 2009 Don Reekie focuses on the pragmatics of human functioning. He considers what makes sense and how we work. You are invited to recall, review and relearn. Set aside the baggage that the word 'role' is lumbered with in the 21st century. Examine your own everyday experiences. Look at human functioning while applying Jacob Moreno's concepts and methods, centred on theatre, stage, drama, production, storyline, actors and audience. These can guide us to make sense of our ordinary everyday functioning and assist us in producing psychodrama. 9 2009-12
Reekie, Don Becoming Jane; Appreciating Her Being and Becoming Through Explorations of Role (PDF, 79.4 KB) Journal 16 December 2007 Don is a TEP working with the Christchurch Institute for Training in Psychodrama, New Zealand, and the Queensland Training Institute of Psychodrama, Australia. He has been exploring role dynamics for a decade gathering Morenian clues1 for application to a pragmatics of role dynamics. Here he applies his understanding of role to Jane Austin, as she is seen in the 2006 movie 'Becoming Jane', which focuses on her formative influences as an emerging novelist in late eighteenth century rural England. 8 2007-12
Reekie, Don Heart of Humanity: Thinking it Through with Moreno Again and Again (PDF, 106.2 KB) Journal 22 December 2013 canon of creativity, health, humanity, Moreno, Psychodrama Don argues each concept in Moreno's vision for humanity is appreciated best when viewed in the light of all the others. He suggests that taking them one by one often leads to misinterpretation. Worse, the psychodrama community may become distanced from Moreno's core philosophies. Embracing Moreno's thinking as a whole enhances and refines the comprehension and application of his work. The central thrust of Moreno's thinking attends to a range of factors that together powerfully assist us to work effectively with the heart of humanity. Within this article, Don asks you to think of social systems, individual systems, each individual person, personality and relationships, as well as their physical and mental well-being and family health. 13 2013-12