I was interested in how the mind function and fascinated by the healing power of drama. It made sense to me to combine my double major in Bachelors at University of Toronto together - Psychology and Drama, but I did not know how. So I Googled. Having been introduced to Drama Therapy by Google, l learned more about it through attending the North American Drama Therapy Association and completed the Drama Therapy program at California Institute of Integral Studies. I have seen and experienced first hand incredible, immediate effects of this form of therapy through Renee Emunah, Armand Volkas, David Read Johnson, Antonio Ramirez Hernandez, Sylvia Israel and my fellow colleagues. It has been life changing journey.
Here is how we describe Drama Therapy on the North American Drama Therapy website:
"Drama therapy is active and experiential. This approach can provide the context for participants to tell their stories, set goals and solve problems, express feelings, or achieve catharsis. Through drama, the depth and breadth of inner experience can be actively explored and interpersonal relationship skills can be enhanced. Participants can expand their repertoire of dramatic roles to find that their own life roles have been strengthened."