Essay on Psychodrama
I. Defining Psychodrama
- Founded by Dr. Jacob Levy Moreno
- Which means It means full psycho-realization
- It is a technique for expressing difficult emotions and facing deep conflicts by having group participants enact significant life events. It is a method to externally express the internal psyche and work with a person's representation of the past, present, and future in the current moment.
- Dr. Moreno defined psychodrama as "the science which explores 'the truth' by dramatic methods". Moreno emphasized that the main goal of psychodrama was to help clients discover their inner truth, express repressed re·pressed adj. Being subjected to or characterized by …show more content…
He believed that within our uniqueness lies our strength and coined the term “normosis” which means pressure to be normal. Ironically, the less we try to constrain our uniqueness in order to conform, the closer we get to our center, to our authentic selves, the more we find ourselves connecting to the others on the level that is real, authentic, deep, the level of connection which does not require masks and pretenses. We discover that we can live successfully in the world being our true selves, and isn’t it what we all want? As children, we are all authentic, creative and spontaneous, we believe in possibilities and our dreams, we trust our own magic and the magic of the world.
As parents and society start to teach us to adjust to their norms, we start abandoning the authentic state of being in order to “survive” in the world. The threat of not being accepted, not being loved is a basic threat to survival, and we exchange our need to be authentic for the need to be loved,