Psychodrama

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Psychodrama is a method of psychotherapy which explores, through action, the problems of people. It is a group working method, in which each person becomes a therapeutic agent for others in the psychodrama group. Psychodrama is performed much like theater, with a stage, props, and balconies.

Psychological Uses

In psychodrama, participants explore internal conflicts through acting out their emotions on stage. The acting becomes a replacement for the typical 'couch' that psychotherapists use to talk to their patients. Participants examine their relationships by interacting with the other actors and the leader using specific techniques, including doubling, role reversals, mirrors, solilocvium, and sociometry. It attempts to create an internal restructuring of dysfunctional mindsets with other people, and it challenges the participants to discover new answers to some situations and become more spontaneous and independent.

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