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Theater or drama therapy

Theatre or drama therapy involves a variety of means of expression and communication:


  •  the body (facial expressions, gestures, movement, pantomimic and linguistic expression, dance elements).

  • the voice

  • musical elements

  •  staging

  •  set and costume design

  • prop design 

  •  hand puppets / marionettes.

In the play the patient can actively engage in a "fictitious reality" and identify with it.  Content that is difficult to talk about can be expressed and staged in a protected way through a role-play in drama therapy. One's own typical behaviour patterns can be recognised and reflected through  mirroring by fellow actors. New physical and vocal means of expression can be discovered and learned, and new ways of acting can be actively and playfully tried out and practised.

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