What is it about?
In mental health practice, self-care is considered an ethical responsibility. It is a much-needed but seldom accessed skill, which when intentionally developed influences the health and longevity of a mental health practitioner’s professional and personal life.
This symposium aims to use Drama therapy as a tool and technique to enable the essential skill of reflection of one’s own emotional and psychological states for mental health practitioners. Drama Therapy is the intentional use of drama games, activities and processes towards psychotherapeutic goals. For mental health practitioners, this could be the fun, indirect and playful way of approaching their own psyches and access the secondary trauma embedded in their work. Once Drama therapy brings awareness and perspective, it enables the participant to explore and rehearse the potential of changing their self-care practices.
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