Drama therapy is a treatment approach that provides a theatrical platform for People to express their feelings, solve problems, and achieve therapeutic goals. It is used to facilitate personal growth and promote mental health.
Through story-telling, projective play, purposeful improvisation and performance participants are invited to rehearse desired behaviors, practice how to be in a relationship there by finding flexibility between their life roles.
Drama itself tend to promote good mental health because of the cathartic nature of dramatic expression. But drama therapy consists of more than just acting. Drama therapy through a series of intentional activities that allow them to enact scenes representing the way they want to live their lives.
Participants using drama therapy are often able to improve interpersonal relationship skills through active participation in areas like:
Thus, drama therapy act as an active experiential approach to facilitating change. Through storytelling, projective play, purposeful improvisation and performance participants are invited to rehearse desired behaviors, practice being in a relationship, expand and find flexibility between life roles, and perform change they wish to be and see the world.
Drama therapy is used in connecting with autism due to its scope of versatility.
The primary goal of drama therapy is to provide children with Autism, with a safe and secure experience that encourages the full expression of feelings, inner thoughts and emotions through playful, dramatic activities. Based on this individuality, the desired outcome of drama Therapy is different for each child and therefore to be designed specifically for each child. However, the basic objective is to promote healing and growth and to alleviate symptoms of autism through the use of role playing and dramatic interactions.
Generally, drama therapy aims to promote positive behavioral changes in children dealing with social interactions, improve relationship skills via expression and communication, develop ways to integrate physical and emotional well-being, achieve personal growth and self-awareness and help them to improve the overall quality of their lives relieving some symptoms of autism from them.