Drama therapy is beneficial because it is embodied, and pulls in sensory information, instead of just relying on cognitive processes. Psychological research is beginning to prove that our emotions are connected to our nervous systems and organs in real ways. When you have a “gut feeling” about something, that’s real – data is being sent from your brain through the vagus nerve.
If you feel disconnected from your body or ability to feel or express emotions, if you have a tendency to live in the past or the future instead of the present moment, if you are a creative person, or wish that you could be more in touch with your creativity, drama therapy can help!
I became a drama therapist because much of conventional talk therapy wasn’t able to help me in the ways I needed. Even when I could cognitively understand why something was happening, that didn’t stop me from being overwhelmed by intense emotions, or dissociating. Going through the process of being certified as a drama therapist has helped me to heal in ways that I could not have imagined. And now I want to pass that healing on to others.
I am queer and non-binary, and I have over a decade of lived experience within kink/BDSM and polyamory/non-monogamy communities.