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Psychodrama
A well-proven technique in which a person's psychic drama is re-enacted in order to resolve it in a safe setting.


Based on the work of J.L. Moreno, psychodrama seeks to reproduce and neutralize negative past experiences or current prevailing mood states through a conscious re-enactment of them.

Such psychodramas are usually performed in a group context with all participants consciously agreeing to assist in the work.

Those involved in a psychodrama 'act out' the emotional core of the issues involved, which often leads to abreaction and catharsis.

See also Theradrama, a specific notion of psychodrama that includes the notion of an internal psychodrama being played out within us.
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