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Friday Lunchtime Reading Group, 2 June

Posted by admin on  May 22, 2017

Moderator: Jaya Narayan

All of us are born with a wise voice that can spontaneously express itself to the world. As an infant, we communicate our needs, likes and dislikes very articulately without the use of words just trusting our inner voice.

As we encounter life growing up, this voices often becomes feeble. We internalise the voice of the significant people in our life telling us what to do or the voice of the culture that dictates the rules of life. Even fears and past failures find a voice in our life.  All these combined become “my” voice with its unique tone, texture, accent and strength.

Amidst so much noise, how do we reclaim “my” inner voice?

I present below a poem on this theme for our next lunchtime reading group


The Journey

by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knew

what you had to do, and began,

though the voices around you

kept shouting

their bad advice-

though the whole house

began to tremble

and you felt the old tug

at your ankles.

“Mend my life!”

each voice cried.

But you didn’t stop.

You knew what you had to do,

though the wind pried

with its stiff fingers

at the very foundations,

though their melancholy

was terrible.

It was already late

enough, and a wild night,

and the road full of fallen

branches and stones.

But little by little,

as you left their voices behind,

the stars began to burn

through the sheets of clouds,

and there was a new voice

which you slowly

recognized as your own,

that kept you company

as you strode deeper and deeper

into the world,

determined to do

the only thing you could do-

determined to save

the only life you could save.

Time: 12.45-1.45 pm

Remember to BYO lunch (Tea and freshly brewed coffee is served).

Fee: $10.00 for MPS members, $15.00 (non-members)

RSVP: Thursday, 1 June 2017

Please contact Sue 0417 586 791

Jaya Narayan is an advanced trainee at the Psychodrama Institute of Melbourne. She practices expressive art for self discovery and personal growth in behavioural coaching and group work.

Her Blog : https://potentialunlimitedblog.wordpress.com

Is GRATITUDE just a word?

On Sunday, 28 May from 6.30-8.30 p.m, the Moreno Psychodrama Society hosts the third Theatre of Spontaneity for 2017 at the Psychodrama Institute of Melbourne, Lyndon Medina will present a session on: “Is GRATITUDE just a word?”

Gratitude has been linked to happiness, positive mental health, better physical health and improved civic attitudes. But how do we actually put gratitude into practice in our day to day lives. Do you express enough thanks to where it belongs? Does your lack of gratitude cloud over what you have? And, Is there someone from the past you have not expressed enough appreciation to? Come and join me and explore this important value.

Presenter: Lyndon Medina

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. Each ToS presenter will work with material from the group, so just bring yourself to this unique and refreshing event. Come along to our Theatre of Spontaneity to explore new roles, meet new people, share your stories, journeys and experiences. 

RSVP by Friday, 26 May 2017 to Gavin O’Loughlin 0410 536 791

The Location is 1/10-12 Adolph St. Cremorne, Victoria

We gather from 6.00 pm for 6.30 start – 8.30 finish

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

Light refreshments provided

 All welcome! 

On Sunday, 30 April from 6.30-8.30 p.m, the Moreno Psychodrama Society hosts the second Theatre of Spontaneity at the Psychodrama Institute of Melbourne, Sue Daniel will present a session on:

The Beauty of Little Things

Presenter: Sue Daniel

We do a myriad of things every day, small things that go by us often without much thought. Appreciating some one for something they did or said or noticed, giving us positive mirroring may be a little thing in and of itself but huge in other respects.  In this Theatre of Spontaneity we will give recognition to the small things, bring them to the psychodramatic stage and give them their due, be they moments or people from the past, in the present or perhaps even for the future.

Come along to Theatre of Spontaneity to meet and connect with new and old friends and peers, explore new roles, share your stories, journeys and experiences.

 The Location is 1/10-12 Adolph St,  Cremorne, Victoria

Entrance fee is at the door: $15.00 MPS members ($20.00 non-members)

 Gathering from 6 p.m with tea and coffee

 Light supper provided.

4-Day Psychodrama Intensive in October

Posted by admin on  February 3, 2017

The 4-Day Psychodrama Intensive: Releasing from the Chrysalis is on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday: 13, 14, 15 & 16 October, 10.00 a.m – 5.30 p.m

Director: Sue Daniel

We will be creating this workshop together drawing on our gifts and talents. The focus of this workshop is on the imaginative use of sociometric activities, spontaneity training, role training and psychodrama. The new will emerge through our connections as we develop new roles. Participants can expect to learn a lot, have fun and find new ways of being.

This workshop is designed for those interested in new growth and vital relationships. It will suit everyone who has a yearning for something different in their lives.

Fee: $550.00.00 ($660.00 for non-MPS members) Deposit $50.00 due by Friday, 9 September. Early bird fee $500.00/$600.00 if paid by Friday, 3 February.

2-Day Psychodrama Conference in May

Posted by admin on  February 2, 2017

Islands in the Stream: Building Bridges

2-Day Conference, Saturday & Sunday, 6 & 7 May 2017 9 am – 6 p.m

Bluestone Church Arts Space Hyde Street, Footscray

This two-day conference, led by psychodramatists originating from five countries offers a unique and enjoyable experience for all. Their presentations reflect the creative use of the psychodrama method in a range of settings and cultures. Participants can expect to experience the power and effectiveness of working with groups through action methods.

The healthy development of society is dependent upon our ability to connect with each other. Human bonding is essential for growth. Building bridges assists us in understanding one another and to experience what it is like to be in the shoes of the other. Sociometry and sociodrama are the soundest methods to ensure that groups of people from many streams of life function at their best.

Dates & Times: Saturday & Sunday, 6 & 7 May. Registration is at 9 a.m

Day 1: 9.30 a.m – 6 p.m
Sue Daniel: Building bridges between groups
Magdalene Jeyarathnam: Engaging with LGBTQI communities and their families Lethe Gaskin & Kerry Francis: Te Taha Wairua: Sharing Spirituality at the End of Life in a New Zealand Hospice setting.

Day 2: 9.00 a.m – 5.30 p.m
Ling Mu & Sharni Page: Working with children, adolescents and families Lyndon Medina: The Imposter Syndrome: Future Projection with University students Melas Khole & Katrina Gaskin: Role Reversal with World Leaders.

5.15 – 5.45 p.m: Conference closing session

Fees: $150.00 (MPS members), $300.00 (non-MPS members), $150.00 (Trainees, students & unemployed)

Deposit $50.00 due by Monday 3 April. Morning tea is included. BYO food to share on the lunch buffet table: 1.30-3 p.m.

Enquiries, program and registration: Ted: 0410 536 791 – Sharni: 0417 017 097