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Sometimes it is too difficult for the client to tell his/her personal story, but s/he may find that another story is in fact his/her story. The enactment of myths, fairy-tales, legends and story creation allows the client to work through the metaphor with the therapist. Role playing and improvisation create a safe distance in which emotions can be explored.
Influenced by the work of Peter Slade, play provides the opportunity to re-awaken the client's spontaneity. The client is allowed the space to be creative without fear of judgment. Key themes in this work are concerned with assisting in the liberation from inhibiting and disabling self-censorship and the suppression of unwanted, unwelcome or intolerable feelings
Influenced by the work of Rudolf Laban, movement provides a bridge between a person's inner life and their external world. It is useful in expanding and enriching the experience of the individual.
This is a non-verbal way of working within the dramatherapy framework. It is a unique aspect in the Sesame approach that can be felt through human contact. This intervention is used when words are not enough.
The dramatherapy session structure forms the ritual of beginning, middle and end. This helps to develop trust and safety within the therapeutic relationship. Other rituals may be explored within the work giving significant meaning to events.
Supported by Jungian thought within psychology, the Sesame approach values the unconscious and the self-regulating psyche as an integral part of the therapeutic process.
   


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