Life Drama Programme at Khula Aasman

Life Drama Programme at Khula Aasman

 

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LIFE DRAMA PROGRAMME AT KHULA AASMAN

 

Life Drama Part I: AN INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA THERAPY AND PSYCHODRAMA. A Two-Day Program
Facilitated by Joel Gluck, MEd, RDT
In this introductory workshop, we will introduce fundamental techniques in drama therapy and psychodrama, using our own personal experiences as a basis for the drama. Exercises will range from fun introductory sharing and improvisational games, to deeper exercises that invite self-expression, emotional sharing, and the opportunity to explore present challenges and heal old wounds. This program is a prerequisite for the advanced training Life Drama Part II—Insight Improvisation: Psolodrama, which Joel hopes to offer in Mumbai in 2017
Program Registration
This program, although therapeutic in nature, is not a psychotherapy group.Participants must have the ability to hold and support their own emotional process. This program is appropriate for ages 21 and older. Fluency in English is required.
In order to help create a safe therapeutic container, participants are asked to register only if they can be present for the entire program. 
Dates:
Saturday, 10th and Sunday, 11th September 2016
Timing: 10th September - 8.00 am to 3.30 pm
11th September - 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Fees:


Rs 700 per person, inclusive of Lunch and Tea. This is the minimum cost of organising the workshop; we request you to contribute more voluntarily, if you so wish. Draw cheque in the name of Khula Aasman Trust or pay deposit directly at:
Lunch:
Working Lunch will be provided. The cost per participants is Rs 400 for two days, and is included in the workshop fee listed above. Please keep lunch time free for a dialogue with a partner. Please do not plan your phone calls or any other visit during
the lunch break. (There will be additional breaks throughout the two days.)
Dress:
Please dress to move; in loose, comfortable, casual clothing (e.g. t-shirts and sweatpants are fine).
What Else to Bring: You may optionally bring a water bottle, a sitting cushion, a pen and notebook; however, none of these things are required.
Pre-work:
Please answer the following questions at least one week prior to the program and email directly to Joel Gluck at joelgluck@yahoo.com:
• Why are you attending this workshop?
• What do you hope to get out of the program?
• Briefly describe your background/experience in:
 Psychotherapy and/or Expressive Arts Therapy (including Drama Therapy and/or Psychodrama)
 Theater (and/or other performing arts such as Dance)
 Meditation and/or other mindfulness practices
 Note: it is OK to write “None” for any of the above.
• What questions do you have about drama therapy & psychodrama?
• Is there anything else you would like to tell the instructor prior to the program? 
About the facilitator – Background:
Joel Gluck, MEd, RDT is a drama therapist, meditator, theatre artist, and executive coach who offers individual and couple therapy, workshops, clinical training, and coaching for performers and professionals throughout the world. His writings on drama therapy include "Mindfulness and Drama Therapy: Insight Improvisation and the Transformation of Anger" in the new book Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies edited by Laury Rappaport (Jessica Kingsley, 2013), "Insight Improvisation" in Interactive and Improvisational Drama edited by Adam Blatner with Daniel Wiener (iUniverse, 2007), as well as numerous other articles and
chapters. Joel is an RDT (Registered Drama Therapist) accredited by the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA), and has taught drama therapy--including his own approach, Insight Improvisation--in the US and Asia. He has also used theater and drama therapy in his work with excons
and Pr*son inmates, inner-city students, tsunami survivors in Thailand, school teachers in rural India, borderline personality disordered patients, and the elderly. A graduate of the two-year intensive acting, directing, and play writing program at Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence, Joel has acted in and directed a wide range of professional theater, from Shakespeare to improv comedy to experimental performance, and has garnered favorable reviews from the New York Times and others. He was a core actor with Boston's Pilgrim Theater and a longtime
performer with True Story Theater, a Playback Theater ensemble working for social change. In the corporate world, Joel has served 20 years as an executive coach and leadership trainer, working extensively with Harvard Business School and other top executive education programs, as well as with the leaders of some of the largest companies in the world. Joel brings his theater expertise into the corporate world, using acting techniques to help leaders and managers develop leadership presence and succeed with the communication challenges they face every day. Joel received a Master of Education degree in Drama Therapy Studies from Lesley University, with a special focus on Buddhist psychology and peace-building. He lives in Belmont, MA, USA with his wife, Orapin, and their two children.
To learn more about Joel's drama therapy work and Insight Improvisation, please visit:www.insightimprov.org
About the organiser:
Khula Aasman Trust has been working with the tools of Expressive Arts Based Therapy with the marginalised population since 2013 in Mumbai.
khulaaasman.org / 9969518968 / 022 25584687 / khula_aasman@outlook.com

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