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Dramatherapy (ages 9-21)

Our Dramatherapy group sessions will be facilitated on Wednesdays by our Trainee Dramatherapist. These sessions will run at Highcliffe House, York, YO30 6BP. The intervention will take place once a week over ten week's (Beginning end of January) with 1h 30min sessions.

What is Dramatherapy?

Dramatherapy is a specialist psychological therapy which allows clients to access an alternative form of expression. Dramatherapy utilises the creative arts as a whole; drama, music and art. Through the use of Drama and theatre processes, it provides participants with the opportunity to tell their stories, achieve goals, explore and process difficult experiences, express feelings and overcome obstacles.

What a Dramatherapy session looks like? 

Workshops are person-centred and may focus on a particular theme, myth, story or issue drawn from the feelings and attitudes of the group/ individual. It may start with the group creating a space or a tableau; participants are then invited into the space in their chosen role and are encouraged to explore various elements of their character, such as their physicality and voice.

We will be offering 2 Dramatherapy groups:

  • A mixed group for young people aged 11-15 (4:30pm - 6:00pm) 

    - Open to referrals

  • An all boys group for young people aged 16-21 (6:15 - 7:45) 

    - Open to referrals

What a Dramatherapy session looks like? 

Our Dramatherapy sessions are facilitated by our Trainee Dramatherapist. Our Trainee Dramatherapist is pursuing recognised training and abides by the ethical framework of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth).

Make a Referral: 

Young people themselves are welcome to make referrals as well as parents, carers or other professionals on their behalf. If you have any questions or would like to have an informal discussion with the team, please email youngpeople@yorkmind.org.uk or call 01904 643364 and select option 2.

To refer in, simply complete our referral form here (select young peoples groups from the drop down menu) Or download the Word Version and send to youngpeople@yorkmind.org.uk). 

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