Drama Therapy in Rehabilitation

Alexis with Augusto Boal, founder of the The Theatre of the Oppressed in Brazil, 2008.

Alexis with Augusto Boal, founder of the The Theatre of the Oppressed in Brazil, 2008.

When words fail us, we have our bodies and motion to express our feelings. But what happens when our bodies unexpectedly fail us, but we haven't yet had time to prepare to how to cope with that change?

Drama Therapy helps rehabilitation clients understand the importance of re-framing and creating an alternative story to the one they tell about themselves, in turn encouraging them to change perspective and action. Traditional therapies hold that the main focus of the therapy work should be working around the issue of illness and healing, but often times, when someone is in rehab for any number of reasons, what they need/want is a sense of escape and release, or the the chance to be someone else for an hour, which is what Drama Therapy provides safely and effectively.

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Interested in having Drama Therapy at your rehabilitation center? Contact Alexis Here for more information.

“Alexis is a gentle and kind therapist who has what I call a therapeutic personality. She is able to challenge her clients to work toward solving their problems. She is able to tolerate conflict and to hold a client’s feelings firmly and calmly. Her knowledge of drama therapy practice is first-rate.”
— Dr. Robert Landy, LCAT, RDT/BCT Director and Founder of the Drama Therapy Program at NYU