“Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.” ~Julius Charles Hare
“The modern use of dramatic process and theatre as a therapeutic intervention began with Psychodrama. The field has expanded to allow many forms of theatrical interventions as therapy including role-play, theater game, group-dynamic games, mime, puppetry, and other improvisational techniques.
Often, drama therapy is utilized to help a client:
• Solve a problem
• Achieve a catharsis
• Delve into truths about self
• Understand the meaning of personally resonant images
• Explore and transcend unhealthy patterns of interaction”
”Theater has such an obvious connection to the emotions that it can awaken in people in a way that no other medium can,” said actress Marilyn Chris. ”Other arts can be more abstract, but with theater you are dealing with communication between people; it has a unique key-in to our emotional selves.”
A theater workshop to overcome your fears
If you want to overcome fear, insecurity, shyness, anger and the like, a theater workshop can equip you with tools to help yourself.
It is achieved the magic of believing that is created during the exercises. The theater games allow us to release our fears and uncover our hidden potential. You start believing in yourself too!
This is the way that emotional and psychological problems can be accessed easier through metaphor. A distanced relationship to our problems – through metaphor – makes them easier to tolerate.
Express your truth through acting
Freedom is found only in the courage to be yourself. Each of us desires to express who we are, what we think and how we feel. But how often do we?
Repressing your true feelings creates a stagnation in your energy system, which manifests as psychological and physical disbalances.
Learning how to express yourself honestly and creatively unblocks tremendous creative energy in you and reconnects you to your inner core, which is peace, happiness and balance.
Acting is about being truthful in the moment.
In a play it is being true to the situation and to your character, because all characters and situations are different. To achieve this the actor uses observation, concentration, imagination and memory (sense or emotional).
In real life you must play yourself.
Never be afraid to live as you believe, make a fool of yourself once in a while, expose your weaknesses, share your true feelings, and stand up for what you know is right.
People love, appreciate or respect the person that delivers a true and honest performance more than one who hides behind masks. The false within betrays us anyway.
Try being the real you for just a day and see how alive and refreshed it makes you feel.