Journal articles

Using keyword sharing

Author Title Issue Keywords Abstract Sequence
Whisker, Craig Tauhara Encounter: Reflections on a Residential Psychodrama Group Session (PDF, 129.8 KB) Journal 31 December 2022 audience, auxiliary, auxiliary ego, creativity, director, doubling, encounter, mirroring, Moreno, production, protagonist, Psychodrama, psychotherapy, reflections, relationship, role, role reversal, sharing, spontaneity, tele, warm up Since 2013 I have co-led with either Marian Hammond or Selina Reid, and have twice led by myself, an annual winter residential psychodrama retreat at the Tauhara Retreat Centre located above Acacia Bay on Taupō-nui-a-Tia, Lake Taupō near the centre of Te Ika-o-Māui, the North Island of Aotearoa, New Zealand. On each occasion I write copious notes describing workshop sessions and my initial analyses and reflections on them and I jot down insights from between-session or end-of-day discussions with my co-leader. The process of writing while memories and impressions are still fresh captures what in days, even hours, may be unrecoverable. When I warm up to re-entering the stream of consciousness I had during the session I often perceive more than I did when in the group. These are unpolished perceptions. They include wonderings or conflicts that I form into questions or pose as contrasting points of view and they sometimes cause fragments of associative thought to surface from deep within my psyche, or a new perspective to suddenly appear like the bright green tip of a spring bud. 8 2022-12
Beran, Penny What is ‘good’ sharing? (PDF, 200.8 KB) Journal 27 December 2018 sharing “That wasn’t very good sharing,” said a group member after their own sharing at a psychodrama residential session about ten years ago. That statement stayed with me. When attention is given to the quality of sharing all group members are assisted to enlarge their role repertoire, which will serve them in their lives as they go out into the world following the session. I have been warmed up to the question of what makes ‘good’ sharing and how can I contribute, as an audience member, to sharing in a ‘good’ way? Here’s what I have come up with after reflecting on my own experiences and reading several authors on the topic. 10 2018-12