Dramatherapy

Drama Therapy is the intentional use of drama and/or theater processes to achieve therapeutic goals. Drama Therapy uses play, visual arts, stories, role play, performance or/and other creative arts (like dance, music or visual arts) to create new behaviors, new meanings and new choices for the participants. Over all, it's a place for fun, playing, relaxing, creating, or talking within a confidential space.
 
What kind of activities can we do in drama therapy?
Making masks / puppets / drawings ; Acting-out a real situation for finding its alternatives ; Diverse games (bulldog, giant pacman, etc.) ; Clown explorations ; Playing music ; Playing board games ; Creating a character ; Making a film ; Preparing a theatre or dance performance, or an art exhibition ; Exploration of street dance techniques ; Exploration or movements ; Listening to music ; Etc.
 
Who is the drama therapist?
Florine Gall was born in the north of France and arrived in the Mohawk territory of Tiotia:ke with her parents and her brother when she was 8 years old. Her parents and grandparents were born in France, except for all the ancestors of her mom’s grandfather, whom were from Eastern Europe. She is now a second-year master's student in Drama Therapy at Concordia University. As a non-indigenous citizen, Florine find it essential to enquire about First Nations, Inuit and Métis history.
 
What issues can the drama therapy assists with? And for whom is it?
A clear goal is not necessary to go to drama therapy, though those sessions can help for: self-esteem, relationship skills, skill-building, behavior change, stress relief, personal growth, grief process, etc. Anybody that loves or that are interested by artistic processes (toddlers, kids, youths, adults, elders) are welcome.
 
How can I get more information/register?
Phone: (514) 331-6587 ext. 6
E-mail: Wayne Robinson: wrobinson@nativemontreal.com     or  Florine Gall: dramatherapy@nativemontreal.com
In person: 3183 Rue Saint-Jacques, 3e floor, Montreal, Quebec