Psychotherapy & Counselling
Dramatherapy at Oscailt
Dramatherapy uses theatre to promote growth, self-awareness and positive mental health. Sometimes challenging emotions can impact an individual negatively, causing a person to act out or withdraw. Dramatherapy allows for a positive expression of emotions that can otherwise be overwhelming or difficult to express in words. It provides a safe space for participants to express their feelings and experiences. It helps people to problem solve and set goals. Participants can rehearse healthy interactions and behaviours. It provides individuals with new perspectives, breaking them out of self-imposed rigid and limiting roles.
Drama Therapy with Marianne Marcote
I am a Dramatherapist MIACAT, performer and Assistant Lecturer at Maynooth University. I have clinical experience working with adults suffering from depression, mothers struggling with stress and anxiety and children with special and emotional needs. I am especially interested in women’s mental health issues, parenting and difficult life transitions. I offer individual and group dramatherapy, depending on your needs.
Dramatherapy has been very helpful in order to get to know myself a bit better, also it has thought me to find a better place in my mind and more importantly, in my heart.
Dramatherapy is a creative arts therapy that integrates the person as a whole ? body, mind and imagination as part of its practice.
Sometimes moving away from discussing something just verbally can help us to understand ourselves, our feelings and relationships better. Getting in touch with our creativity can also strengthen our confidence, self esteem and sense of well-being, as well as providing us with new insight and building up our resilience.
Dramatherapy may involve: working with stories and poetry; exploring feelings through conscious movement; ritual structures and mask-making; guided meditation and breath work; creating images with objects or art.