Dramatherapy Network

News Update October 2004 from Rowan Studio

Introduction:

These News Updates have been very intermittent over the last two years and looking back I realised what a dramatic statement I had made! I was giving up all dramatherapy and related work in 2002 - well - here I am still 'in the field' A little more understanding, new challenges and opportunities. Still very much the dramatherapist but perhaps a new lens to my glasses: trying to integrate a 'nature' and 'theatre' centred way of working rather than the hierarchy of the 'person' centered model.

Dramatherapy Training

The Dramatherapy training courses at York and Hertfordshire have closed - I was instrumental in setting up both of them back in the '70s - I do have to acknowledge their passing with some sadness. However the Institute of Dramatherapy training which became the post-graduate diploma and now MA at University of Roehampton is vigorous and innovative. Steve Mitchell has sadly retired as director, and Ditty Dockter is the new course convenor. Ditty brings a wealth of experience from her many years at Hertfordshire and extensive research in cross-cultural dramatherapy to her new post. The Sesame course at Central School continues to flourish and is now the oldest established Drama and Movement in therapy training, together with the Exeter University Dramatherapy MA, (formally at Torquay). Roehampton, Sesame, Exeter and Manchester are the four accredited and approved dramatherapy training courses in the UK. We will be carrying more information on these courses on this site.

Dramatherapy Short Courses

Courses are run by Rowan Studio in Glastonbury and may be booked for other organisations. Topics 2004/2005 include: working with abuse, listening to children's stories, emotional literacy, re-staging your life, masks and puppets in dramatherapy and play therapy.

Book Launch, GODDESSES: Ancient Wisdom for Times of Change.

A new book by Sue Jennings and published by Hay House, November 2004. Stories and pictures from over 7- goddesses. Superb paintings by Sarah Young. Ideas for workshops, reflections, dance and play. Price 11.99

This innovative book will be launched on 4 December 1100-1200 at The Rural Life Museum, Bere Lane, Glastonbury, wine, soft drinks and food. All welcome but please reserve a place as number will be limited because of space.

Workshop: 4 December 1230-1630 at the Rural Life Museum. Creative Storytelling for ourselves and others. Fee 25 to include free signed copy of Sue's new Goddess story book.

SPRING SCHOOL 2005 The Healing Tree 1-3 April

SUMMER SCHOOL IN ROMANIA August 2005 - see announcement and questionaire on www.suejennings.com

Booking and purchase information: you may reserve workshop place and purchase books and videos with PayPal at drsue@suejennings.com or send cheque payable to Rowan Studio to: Rowan Studio, PO Box 3567m Glastonbury, BA6 8ZR

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