Saturday 24th January 2015 – 10.00a.m. – 4.30p.m.
IAHIP Office, 40 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
Facilitator: Liz Gleeson
Dramatherapy is the intentional use of drama games and skills to evoke positive change and transformation. It is a suitable intervention for all ages, all walks of life and all abilities; no drama experience or skill is necessary to benefit from dramatherapy. During this session, you will have a chance to explore the power of dramatherapy using a variety of techniques such as mask-making, role-play, puppetry, movement, storymaking and embodiment. The pace of the day will depend on the group present as each experiential workshop is different and unique. We will use the group to our advantage and assist each other by active witnessing and working together to recreate scenarios to assist each other in understanding our patterns, habits and stories. There will be a chance to reflect on your process with the other group members and to share thoughts and ideas as to how some of the techiques you experience may be of use to your clients. There are no pre-requisites except a willingness to turn-up and be open to the experience.
Faclitator: Liz Gleeson
Liz Gleeson is a dramatherapist qualified since 2004. Liz has been facilitating groups since 2001 and is experienced and professional in her approach. She has brought dramatherapy to a variety of community groups including work with the elderly, primary schools, adults with mental health issues and children with special needs. Her work has brought her as far away as Chennai, India where she worked with 16 young people in an orphanage for children with special needs. Liz regularly taught on the MA Dramatherapy programme in NUI Maynooth, as tutor and as Playback Theatre facilitator after graduating with first class honours in 2004. She also developed and delivered a module for the Social Care Degree programme in IT Tallaght: ‘Creative Approaches to Social Care’ from 2008 – 2010. She is currently a student of Open Floor movement Therapy, volunteers as a Rainbows Ireland facilitator and is starting a MSc in bereavement studies in September 2014 with the Irish Hospice Foundation and the Royal College of Surgeons.