Experiential therapy is a form of creative arts where expressive tools or activities are used to re-enact and recreate situations. Under the guidance of a highly skilled therapist, techniques use: journal, music, guided imagery, props, puppets, art and role playing. By re-experiencing feelings stemming from hurts, (often trauma) we safely unblock stuck feelings. Focusing on releasing emotions, mostly anger, fear, and sadness; but it’s not all about the pain because you will experience fun, laughter and amazing connections too. An internal shift happens affecting the body, mind and spirit. It is recommended for those that want freedom from the past and to live up to your present day full potential. Experiential therapy aims to treat emotions and compulsions. Learn more about experiential therapy from Psychology Today.
Traditional Talk Therapy
Traditional talk therapy, also known as psychotherapy, where you will meet with a licensed professional counselor, who will offer hope and relief from your suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, negative behavior patterns and debilitating feelings.
Ongoing groups are experiential, a form known as action method or psychodrama. It is best described as a blend of talk therapy and theater, although no “acting” experience needed. This highly effective method can be related to past events, present day struggles or future projections. This is a 90-minute group that typically meets once a week. Check out what participants have to say about this group.
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If you are interested in joining my psychodrama group, here are some guidelines for a good candidate:
- Someone who is willing to remain open, even when it becomes uncomfortable
- Someone who is able to share in a group setting
- Someone who has a current support network (such as 12-step) or therapist to assist in processing of what gets uncovered
- Trauma survivors
- People in recovery from alcohol, drugs or other addictions
Workshops are one-day or partial-day events, typically held on a Saturday. Workshops are topic based and experiential in nature. See past topics and stay tuned for more workshops.
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Magic Shop was developed by J.L. Moreno, the developer of psychodrama. It utilizes group interactions to explore emotions, relationships, wants and desires. It is an exchange for a present day thought or behavior for a more desirable outcome.
Intensive weekends are just that… intense. Action method, also known as psychodrama is used throughout the weekend with warm up activities, action and sharing. It is an opportunity to do deep-rooted work that cannot be done in typical sessions. Past participants have commented about how safe and connected they feel at the end of the weekend. It is 17 hours of therapy at an unbelievable low price. Contact us to see if you would be a good fit.