Dramatherapy is a form of psychotherapy that explores feelings and emotions using dramatic tools and techniques. It is a therapy that uses metaphor (something used to represent another) such as, story, puppets, masks, dramatic play, role play, games, movement, music, objects and art. The use of metaphor uses an aesthetic or ‘safe’ distance from experiences and feelings that might be difficult to express otherwise. It is an active and experiential approach that can facilitate the young person’s ability to:

  • Tell their stories
  • Set goals and solve problems
  • Express feelings appropriately
  • Improve interpersonal skills and relationships
  • Strengthen the ability to perform personal life roles while increasing flexibility between roles