To keep nourishing the connections in our Region and to encourage ongoing learning together, each year our regional committee commits to providing at least 4 short education sessions. Here we can share our emerging knowledge and experience – both AANZPA members and colleagues are as fascinated by psychodrama as the members are. The sessions are facilitated by trainers and advanced trainees. So far in 2017, we have had 2 sessions open to all interested people and a further 1 planned for October.
A diverse and engaged group of 16 people turned up for the first session in June 2017 titled “Psychodrama is…Family Therapy” with Diz Synnot. From sharing our connection with our individual and family names through to a sociodrama drawing on the wisdom of our ancestors, Diz led us through an enlivening and connecting evening.
On August, 14 of us came together to explore “Unconscious Bias – Exploring this unknown territory through the lens of Sociodrama and Surplus Reality”. David Mahon and Jane Morgan (both Advanced Trainees) invited their psychodrama buddies to join them in exploring the sea of unconscious bias that we swim in – using sociodrama and surplus reality to open our eyes and heart to what we experience there.
We are looking forward to our next evening in October on the topic of “Everyone has a Muse that inspires them in their life – embracing our own Muse” facilitated by Tatiana Guz. Together we will watch a Brazilian DVD about Moreno and His Muses, presenting interviews with his wives and children. Tatiana will then lead us in a sociodrama that will focus on our own Muses and use psychodrama and arts psychotherapy techniques to build our spontaneity. Tatiana has been involved in psychodrama in Brazil, Argentina, USA – and now she is excited to join the AANZPA psychodrama community in Brisbane. She completed her training as a psychodramatist in Brazil in 2003.