Drama therapy without borders September 2014
Over Christmas vacation, I traveled home and led a one-day therapeutic play workshop. I was nervous and in my desperation to prove that drama therapy is real, I crammed too many games into the session. I felt the need to explain emotional intelligence, metacognition, metamood, the difference between primary and secondary emotions, favored emotional ranges and managing one’s emotions.
Playing Forever July 2014
Drama Therapy puts great emphasis on the importance of play and it has gotten me thinking and as such I hope that I have been reexamining my play history; when did I stop playing and why? My childhood was filled with make-believe, but as I grew older everything became more structured. I focused on organized sport and competitive games instead of hosting imaginary tea parties.
Questioning our relationship with food July 2015
During my time at Castlewood, I learned about different levels of care that are provided to individuals with eating disorders. I shared what I was learning with my online community, listening to people’s reactions to this very taboo topic. Since my internship, I have been questioning social values and traditions that revolve around food. What kind of dishes are celebrated at family’s Friday gathering?