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Walk a Mile in My Shoes

 

‘If I could be you, if you could be me for just one hour,

If we could find a way to get inside each other’s mind,

If you could see through my eyes instead of your ego,

I believe you’d be surprised to see that you’ve been blind.

Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes,

Hey, before you abuse, criticize and accuse,

Walk a mile in my shoes.’ (chorus)

(Joe South, 1970)

Sue Daniel is the moderator for this final Reading Group at PIM for 2018.  She will lead a discussion on aspects of her research on role reversal and subsequent article on same.

Through the research project, I found that role reversal is an effective and economic technique in one-to-one supervision.  The supervisees showed a marked increase in consciousness and demonstrated that they felt more confident and confirmed in themselves and their abilities through role reversal.  They saw themselves and their clients more clearly and understood that not only what they do but also how they are in themselves is integral to their practice as therapists.”   

Reference: The usefulness of role reversal in one-to-one supervision: a qualitative research project using heuristic enquiry. ISSN 1619-5507, Z Psychodrama Sozimetr DOI 10.1007/s11620-015-0295-8 Springer, 2015

 

The Monthly Lunchtime Reading Groups at PIM
First Friday of the month from 12.45 to 1.45 p.m

This lively group is designed to suit those with an hour to spare at lunchtime. Budding writers, trainees and practitioners are welcome! We will discuss psychodrama works; DVD’s and literature and other related material. A moderator who will send the material, or give it out at the previous meeting for reading or viewing, will lead the discussion.

Dates for 2018: 2 Mar, 6 Apr, 4 May, 1 Jun, 6 Jul, 3 Aug, 7 Sep, 5 Oct. & 2 November.
Fee: $10.00 for MPS members, $15.00 (non-members) per session includes freshly brewed coffee and selection of teas and goes towards building up the PIM and MPS library.
BYO lunch (Tea and freshly brewed coffee is available).
RSVP to Sue Daniel: 0417 586 791

All aboard the Psychodrama Bus

Posted by admin on October 16, 2018
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The mask

From behind the mask of an unknown man,
Comes a child with a smile
And loving, laughing eyes.
Gemini’s hitherto hidden twin
Steps out to greet the world,
Seeking to bridge the gap
With warm words,
Speaking and singing,
Dancing and reaching out,
Taking the mask from the unknown man,
To see and be seen.
Laughing child and unknown man,
Twins now whole.
The mask is gone.
I am the child,
I am the man.

Phil Smalley
1984

Phil Smalley is the moderator for the August Reading Group.  He will lead a discussion on aspects of the self.  His poem (above) is a poetic expression of acknowledging the co-existence of the inner child and the adult self.

The Monthly Lunchtime Reading Groups at PIM
First Friday of the month from 12.45 to 1.45 p.m

This lively group is designed to suit those with an hour to spare at lunchtime. Budding writers, trainees and practitioners are welcome! We will discuss psychodrama works; DVD’s and literature and other related material. A moderator who will send the material, or give it out at the previous meeting for reading or viewing, will lead the discussion.

Dates for 2018: 2 Mar, 6 Apr, 4 May, 1 Jun, 6 Jul, 3 Aug, 7 Sep, 5 Oct. & 2 November.
Fee: $10.00 for MPS members, $15.00 (non-members) per session includes freshly brewed coffee and selection of teas and goes towards building up the PIM and MPS library.
BYO lunch (Tea and freshly brewed coffee is available).
RSVP to Katrina Gaskin (in August, September) one week in advance: 0455 254 801‬
and to Sue Daniel (October & November): 0417 586 791

Workshops on Psychodrama

(This is an excerpt from the e-newsletter of BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

2 Psychodrama workshops were conducted at BRAC JPGSPH by Sue Daniel, Trainer, Educator, and Practitioner of Psychodrama. Sue is also the Director of Psychodrama Institute of Melbourne.

The workshops titled, “Today’s Leaders: Workshop in Sociometry and Role Training” and “Psychodramatic Action Methods in Public Health: Experiential Workshop in Sociometry and Psychodrama” were respectively held on 22 and 23 April 2018 at BRAC JPGSPH.

The first workshop titled, “Today’s Leaders: Workshop in Sociometry and Role Training” was held on April 22. The participants were young men from local slums, who received experiential training on sociometry. 3 Groups were also formed during the workshop to establish local clubs for performing Psychodrama in their community.

The second workshop on April 23 was titled, “Psychodramatic Action Methods in Public Health: Experiential Workshop in Sociometry and Psychodrama”. It was an internal workshop with participants from BRAC JPGSPH. Participants learned about different methods of psychodrama such as Social and Cultural Atom, Role Chart and Role Reversal, in the workshop.

 

 

Friday Lunchtime Reading Group

Moderator: Sue Daniel

For this next Lunchtime Reading Group on June 1st, I am inviting each person to being a short quotation or paragraph, from a book or an article or magazine that moves you, or that you resonate with, makes sense to you, is enlightening or inspiring and to share this with our group.  Newcomers welcome!

Come and be warmed by our sharing and connection!

The Monthly Lunchtime Reading Group

This lively group held on the first Friday of every month is designed to suit those with an hour to spare at lunchtime. Budding writers, trainees and practitioners are particularly welcome! We discuss psychodrama works; DVD’s and literature and other related material. A moderator will send out the material for reading or viewing early in the week and lead an invigorating discussion. BYO lunch.

Freshly brewed coffee and a selection of fine teas are served.

To book your place, call or text one week in advance: Sue Daniel: 0417 586 791

Theatre of Spontaneity

Sunday 27  May  2018
at 6.00 pm. for 6.30 start – 8.30 finish

Presenter: Sue Daniel

STANDING TALL

We are more acted upon than acting, sometimes squashed, hemmed in or impinged upon without our permission or desire.  We can lose sight of ourselves or who we are.  In this May Theatre of Spontaneity we will explore what it means to stand tall, being in our element, in our own light.
On the last Sunday of every month, the Moreno Psychodrama Society holds the Theatre of Spontaneity (ToS). Each ToS presenter provides a theme and/or will work with material from the group, so just bring yourself to this unique and refreshing event. Jacob Levy Moreno created the first Theatre of Spontaneity (ToS) early in the last century to explore through enactment, connection, moments of interest, social themes and current events occurring in the community and society.
Come along to our Theatre of Spontaneity to explore new roles, share your stories, journeys and experiences.
RSVP by Friday, 25 May 2018 to:
Gavin O’Loughlin 0403 597 685
The Location is 1/10-12 Adolph St. Cremorne, Victoria
At the door: $15.00 MPS members/$20.00 non-members – Light refreshments provided
All welcome! 

Congratulations

Posted by admin on December 7, 2017
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Congratulations from PIM and MPS to:

Cath Russell (Australia) newly accredited and certified Psychodrama-Director and now fully qualified as a Psychodramatist with the Australian and Aotearoa Board of Psychodrama (ABP).

Karyn Down (Australia) and Tanzir Ahmmad Tushar (Bangladesh), on achieving the certification of Psychodrama Assistant-Director.

Adele Baini (Australia) and Mary Goy-Lucas (Australia) on achieving the Psychodrama Auxilary-Ego certification.

Friday 1 December 2017.

The Theatre of Spontaneity

Posted by admin on November 20, 2017
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The Empty Chair: An Opportunity for Creative Expression

 Presenter: Sue Daniel

Sunday 26 November 2017

at 6.00 pm. for 6.30 start – 8.30 finish

Jacob Levy Moreno created the first Theatre of Spontaneity (ToS) early in the last century to explore through enactment, connection, moments of interest, social themes and current events occurring in the Austrian community and society.

At our Theatre of Spontaneity, every ToS presenter will bring forward a theme each month and work with material from the group. All you need to do is bring yourself to this unique and refreshing event.

Come along to our Theatre of Spontaneity to explore new roles, share your stories, journeys and experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sue Daniel, Psychodramatist (TEP) and Psychotherapist is leading this final ToS for 2017.

 

RSVP by Friday, 24 November 2017 to Gavin O’Loughlin 0403 597 685

The Location is: The Psychodrama Institute of Melbourne,

1/10-12 Adolph St. Cremorne, Victoria

At the door: $15.00 MPS members/$20.00 non-members

Supper provided

All welcome!