||Three Ceremonies: Sociodrama In Situ
||Journal 29 December 2020
||ceremony, doubling, J L Moreno, mirroring, social atom repair, sociodrama, spontaneity
||Introduction: Integration of sociodrama into my being I respond somatically to completing my written and practice tasks for my final accreditation. Experiencing myself cellularly as enlivened and buoyed, I am able to sink down into the ocean of my life and work fearlessly, then bob up again, corklike, lightly and joyfully. My confidence, strangely, also feels unsinkable: another completely new experience. I remember Max Clayton looking at me in one memorable moment and saying, “You’re alright you know.” I heard him and believed him, but I didn’t feel it. Now I do. I begin to present myself as a sociodramatist, one who works with the whole group and different subgroups. I know I offer them, and they actively receive, something of real value. I feel the reverberations as I work.
|Browne, Rollo; Parry, Warren
||Sociodramatic principles and big data in organisational change
||Journal 25 December 2016
||family system, organisational consulting, social system, sociodrama
||Warren recently published Big Change Best Path, a book on his work on leading organisational change. In this interview, he discusses change, his research, the links to sociodrama and psychodrama and the principles that underlie his practice. Warren was centrally involved in psychodrama from 1976 and pioneered the development of sociodrama becoming a TEP in Sociodrama in 1986. Warren subsequently set up his own consulting business, and developed ChangeTracking to assist leaders to implement change programs successfully. In 2013, ChangeTracking joined Accenture who have since used the proprietary method in large scale change initiatives. Big Change Best Path was published by Kogan Page in 2015.
|Boreman, Cinnamon; Turner, Sandra
||The Moving Forward Project: Reflecting on the Efficacy of Sociodrama and Playback Theatre in Addressing Family Violence
||Journal 21 December 2012
||domestic violence, family violence, playback theatre, Psychodrama, sociodrama
||The Moving Forward Project is a collective endeavour established in Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand to address family violence. It aims to raise awareness of the subtleties, complexities and systemic nature of domestic violence, reduce isolation for those affected by it, promote healing and strengthen moves towards change. In this article, facilitators Sandra Turner and Cinnamon Boreham describe the project's pilot programme. They discuss the way that, in designing the programme, they matched the systemic nature of family violence with the systemic perspectives of sociodrama and playback theatre. The authors also present the programme's participants and evaluation research undertaken with them at the programme's close.
|Hutt, Jenny; Kellermann, Peter Felix
||Book Review: Sociodrama and Collective Trauma
||Journal 18 December 2009
||Sociodrama and Collective Trauma By Peter Felix Kellermann Reviewed by Jenny Hutt In this wide-ranging exploration Peter Felix Kellermann draws a comprehensive map of current sociodrama practice and its use in collective healing.
||Responses to the Threat of Climate Change: A Sociodramatic Exploration
||Journal 20 December 2011
||climate change, environment, global warming, Moreno, Psychodrama, role reversal, sociodrama, subgroups
||Katerina Seligman describes a sociodrama undertaken during a residential psycho- drama workshop, whereby sociodramatic questions regarding the global threat of climate change were posed, and a range of subgroup responses were explored. She begins with her personal story of exploration regarding climate change to warm the reader up to the sociodramatic enactment that follows. The author describes the way in which the enactment facilitated role reversal and a deepening of the understanding of conflicting values in relation to climate change.
||History on a Bus: Using sociodrama to address racism and reconciliation
||Journal 21 December 2012
||Aboriginal Australians, racism, reconciliation, sociodrama, warm up, White Australians
||In Sydney's Redfern Park on the 10th of December 1992, the launch of the International Year of Indigenous People, the then Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating delivered a ground breaking speech that gave great hope to people working for reconciliation with Aboriginal Australians. One of those inspired to continue this work, Helen Kearins developed a workshop that assists participants to own racism and move beyond it towards genuine reconciliation with Aboriginal people. In this article, adapted from her 2011 AANZPA Accreditation thesis, she demonstrates the efficacy of sociodrama in this work.
||Healing Rifts: Sociodrama in a Maternity Community
||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.