Liberation through Role Training – an Essay

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Author: Sue Daniel The essence of role training involves mirroring, role reversal and concretisation. We can develop new responses to old situations and novel responses to new ones, through an invigorating process of learning through action. Role training can be applied when surprising or unexpected events occur; is ideal in debriefing or where repetitive patterns of behaviour and stuck systems are preventing new growth and heathy relationships.  It is recommended for people working in organisations, for those experiencing conflict in their personal, work, or social relationships, if you simply want or need to get out of a mental rut and refresh…

The Art of the Moment

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THE ART OF THE MOMENT  (The following is an excerpt from my article on The Theatre of Spontaneity, published in ‘The Mirror’, e-Journal of the Moreno Psychodrama Society, No. 14 December 2019.) It began in 1911, the year my Mother was born in Werribee, Victoria, 21-year-old Jacob Levy Moreno enacting and discovering his Theatre for Children (Kinderbuehne) in the gardens of Vienna, and for a time, in the house of Kaiser Josef Strauss. This marked the beginning of the first period of the Art of the Moment with its Theatre of Spontaneity. Ninety years later our Theatre of Spontaneity (ToS for short),…

The Place of the Cultural Atom in Family Systems

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The Psychodrama Seminars The Psychodrama Seminars Seminar 2: Friday Evening, 15 March from 7.30-10.30 p.m:- Family Systems with Sue Daniel Whilst the formal development of Family Therapy is sometimes stated as dating from the 1940’s Jacob Moreno, the Father of Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy discovered the seeds in Vienna in 1910, established the ground, also in Vienna, in 1922, and further expanded the method and systemic (sociometric) system in the USA from 1937 onward. This seminar looks at family systems and family therapy through the lens of sociometry, sociodrama and psychodrama within a specific historical perspective. We will look at…

The Rise of Dr. J. L. Moreno’s Social Network, his concepts and theories

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Announcing the first session of The Psychodrama Seminars at PIM this coming Friday, 15 February 2019.  The time is 7.30-9 p.m (1.5 hours).  The fee is $30.00 at the door. Tea and coffee is served. Seats still available.  RSVP 0417 586 791The Rise of Moreno’s Social Network and its applications and uses.  Above is a diagram of a FaceBook (FB) network.  Dr. J. L. Moreno’s social network concept was the precursor for such social media as FB. This seminar is a lecture/demonstration on Moreno’s concepts of social networks and interpersonal relationships.  His approaches were mathematically formalised in the 1950’s and…