On addiction treatment and drama therapy

One of the biggest strengths I see in using Drama Therapy is that it allows people to expand their understanding of themselves beyond just the roles of “Addict” or “Lost One.” Many people come to treatment for addiction with shame, guilt, and self-hatred for hurt they have caused their loved ones. Much of the process of healing starts with tapping into a radical self-compassion. Drama therapy is perfectly suited for holding the complexity of both taking responsibility for one’s actions as an adult, while simultaneously expressing anger or loss at the trauma one experienced as a young person.

On detox and thanks

Found this on my desk a couple weeks ago from a client at the #detox recovery center. So much talent in one little frame. The client was a special individual – even though he struggled to see it. Addiction doesn’t discriminate. And it continually amazes me the power of human connection and fortitude even whenContinue reading “On detox and thanks”

On a podcast recommendation

This. For anyone who is confused about #dramatherapy, THIS is in fact what drama therapy can do. Reply All’s podcast episode #129 doesn’t explicitly describe drama therapy as led by a drama therapist, but the goals and outcomes described in this piece are all there. • Drama therapy utilizes the same power of dramatic play,Continue reading “On a podcast recommendation”