Psychodrama is a form of group psychotherapy where, in a safe environment, non-solved problems are addressed, interfaced, intergenerational encounters take place, where for years, the silent ones start talking again. Is psychodrama returning a person back in the past? Yes and No! Thanks to methods used in psychodrama, such as changing roles, mirroring, maximising, doubling, etc., it is possible to return atypically to any situation that has occurred in the past or not occurred, and to change… no, the events themselves cannot be changed, they have been too unlucky to fail, nothing outside yourself, but only yourself! You can make significant changes in yourself – in today’s self! We each have our own life, our own experience and our own understanding of what our lives should be. Sometimes what happened has a very important impact on today. For example, we have lost a close man, very close, the pain of losing was so strong that, in order to be able to treat them, they were driven into the depths of the soul and still lying there, but not hurt until end, they have become our invisible part and are indirectly present in the daily routine. Unrecognized by our minds, they create a common mood, and we are sad, so utterly sad… with no end, with no sides. Psychodrama has the chance to meet them again, even to talk and respect them, to divorce. Releasing this pain opens up the possibility of becoming free of the strangling feeling in the body that has prevented breathing freely for so long. Psychodrama helps no longer be a victim of circumstances if, of course, a person wants it himself. Helps to be more spontaneous and create, not impulsively respond!
By applying to a group of topics, a person expresses his readiness to experience psychodrama, to have an eye-to-face encounter with his problem, difficulty, or even desire. Not necessarily “deep digging” and the healing of the scars of the past, psychodramatically can also work with goals, future intentions, including dreams. At the beginning of psychodrama, the group member becomes a psychodrama leader, with active group participation, he goes from scene to scene, dating the various aspects of his life, until he comes to a new milestone. The new experience is a person’s own. Next, everyone can choose how they want to integrate responsibly and conscientiously their old transformationation—but it doesn’t happen in the self-flow. A psychodrama specialist who purposefully leads this therapeutic process according to his qualifications and experience will take care of all parameters of the quality of psychotherapy.
Anybody who matters to therapeutic work, such as willowest details of life, can be invited on stage, as important as an unbearable tragedy, first love and hatred, happiness and misfortune, emptiness, pain, unreleased scream… Psychodrama helps just as much as anyone is prepared to do, so you need to pause it, pause it before. We can’t scream without inhaling, and that’s the moment it’s worth stopping and listening to yourself, listening to your soul screaming!
Head of psychodrama – Gundega Kozlova Certified psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy leader