Dramatherapy involves verbal and non-verbal work and makes use of a wide range of theatrical and dramatic techniques, such as story-telling, story-making and enactment, improvisation, role-play, mime, puppets, movement, music and voice work.
Dramatherapy supports young people to understand themselves and make positive changes in their lives.
Dramatherapy aims to achieve the following outcomes:
- Improved relationships
- Increased communication skill
- Greater ability to express and explore feelings
- Developed social interaction skills
- Developed artistic and creative skills
- Improved self-image and self-confidence
- Increased ability to work with the imagination
- Improved opportunities and skills for self-advocacy
- Having fun
Dramatherapy at Addington Valley Academy is delivered by Colin Campbell from Roundabout Dramatherapy. Colin has an MA in Drama an Movement Therapy at Central School of Speech and Drama and is an HCPC registered Dramatherapist.
Roundabout, who are dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable people, using the creative power of dramatherapy to enhance mental health.