Dramatherapy is a Creative Arts Psychotherapy.
It is defined by the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists as:
"The intentional and systematic use of drama and theatre processes to achieve healthy psychological growth and change.
Action methods, spontaneous and dramatic play, drama games, mime, movement, voice, role-play, scripts, masks, myths, stories, metaphor and symbolism are used to enable clients to express, experience and
explore relevant issues."
Clients do not need any acting experience to participate in a Dramatherapy session. The Dramatherapy process taps into the clients innate creativity to deepen their self awareness. There is no pressure to use all or any of the Drama processes outlined above, the session moves with client and their needs.
You can view an introductory video here