(Wonderful things that may be of interest, organised
by other groups)
Structure of a Psychodramatic Session"
will consider the structure of a
psychodramatic session and the
psychodramatic techniques that can be
utilised, when and why and the theory will
It is a time of
integration of the years training and
professional development and to be conscious
of the learnings of the year which can be
carried forward into our practice as group
workers and individual consultants and
clinicians. It is an opportunity for all
participates to direct, be an auxiliary and
also a protagonist within the weekend.
There are several specific action techniques
developed by JL Moreno used by all
psychodrama directors. Some have been
integrated by other modalities in working
with people. In this workshop the range of
techniques used in psychodrama will be
highlighted. Each session will focus on one
or two techniques and its use in bringing
reality and depth to work in groups and
The focus of this
workshop is for participants to develop
abilities in themselves to be loving
companions and to assist each other to live
out their life purpose and vision.
Psychodrama examines the individual’s
relationship with relevant others. It also
take into consideration the nature of the
‘role relationship’ that takes place within
the relationships – these roles make up the
areas are called a ‘social and cultural
atom.’ Through the process of enactment and
group process the protagonist and the group
members will develop abilities to ‘place
themselves in an others shoes’, role
reverse, and to make conscious choices about
how and when to relate to others.
Psychodrama is a systemic approach and
participants will learn about people and
systems that promote or stunt our
method assists participants to increase
their spontaneity and creativity through
active participation. This participation
includes group work, enactment and
theoretical mini lectures. The program will
assist in developing leadership and will
lead to increasing abilities in relating to
others. The training assists in developing
confidence in group presentations and in the
development of interpersonal and group
This program is designed for
professional people who are involved in
health, theatre, management, leadership,
consultancies, coaching, mentoring ,
supervision, art, writing, teaching, human
potential and creative therapies. The
process will assist in the deepening of
abilities to step into the shoes of others
and this will contribute to the
effectiveness of those who are therapists,
counsellors, psychotherapists, health
workers, managers, trainers and educators,
actors, artists, writers and poets.
Supervised practice for advanced psychodrama
trainees is also an aspect of this program.
The course will consist of enactment,
group participation and discussion.
Participants are expected to be actively
involved, in both days. The learning of new
skills may be emotionally challenging and
participants are required to have abilities
to sustain their life and are participating
in areas such as studies, employment, social
and creative activities.
should arrange a face to face or phone
interview with Annette or Dorothea to
determine the suitability of this course,
and for discussion regarding the training
A certificate of
attendance will be given on request and may
be used for points towards required
professional development and psychodrama
certification. The training hours are
recognised by Psychodrama Australia and can
lead to certification as a psychodramatist,
sociodramatist, role trainer or
is a Counselling Psychologist and
Psychodramatist. He is a trained Special
Education consultant and a trained teacher
of the deaf. He is a director of Psychodrama
Australia and conducts training and
supervision in Melbourne and Canberra.
Richard places high value on people becoming
themselves, on inclusivity and the
development of the creativity of the
individual. Richard leads celebrations of
life and death. He has a passion for music,
has conducted an orchestra and choir for
many years and is a competent trumpeter and
singer. He has run personal development
groups for the general public for 27 years
and has an ease and flow with the
psychodramatic method. He is warm and
companionable and has a commitment to a
Psychodramatist, Trainer, Educator
and Practitioner. A trainer and director
with Psychodrama Australia, an Occupational
Therapist and a relationship and family
therapist. She is a consultant and
psychotherapist in private practice and is a
practicing visual artist with a BA (visual)
with Honours. She has experience in the
areas of mental health, community, and
health and community development. She has
presented sessions at Australian and
international conferences on the application
of the psychodramatic method. She has a
commitment to the profession of counselling
and psychotherapy and has been involved in
the development of professional
organisations for this career. She has
published articles in Australian and
Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama
November 2018: Friday 23
7:00 - 9:00pm, Saturday 24 9:30am - 5:30 pm,
Sunday 25 9:00am - 5.30pm.
$345 early bird $315 paid
by 12 November
Details: Psychodrama Australia BSB 032 020
Ainslie Centre (Ainslie/Gorman House),
Elouera Street Braddon ACT
school – plenty of parking in their drive
way, Opposite playing fields.
Contact for Registration
and pre-workshop interview:
(02) 6288 9294, (0418) 246 187.
in this program are qualified
pyschodrama trainer, educators and
practitioners with Australian Aotearoa New
Zealand Psychodrama Association (AANZPA) and
registered psychotherapists with the
Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of
and information session on
the next iteration of ANZSJA
ANZSJA Training Analysts
Sarah Gibson and Joy Norton
17th November 2018 9am
Dear Jung Society people,
Here is a flyer for the Canberra
on Saturday 17
November that the Australian New
Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts
is offering as part of its
professional development program.
The workshop in the Crosbie
Morrison Room at the Australian
National Botanic Gardens will be led
by ANZSJA Training Analysts Sarah
Gibson (Sydney) and Joy Norton
Society members may also be
interested to know that an
information session on the next
iteration of ANZSJA Analytic
Training will be given immediately
after the workshop, from 3.45 to
Dr Glenda Cloughley
Ph: 6239 6483 or (0408) 628 221
Belconnen Writers (formerly
Resumed for the year!
They meet 10 am - 12 noon on Tuesday
mornings fortnightly from 13 February
2018 at the Belconnen Labor Club,
Chandler St, Belconnen. Close to
the bus stop!
Anyone who wants to write short stories,
poetry or memoirs etc is welcome.
Because the Club Dining Room does not
open until 12 noon, we have permission
to use it free for charge. No fees, just
support and care from the group. A cup
of coffee/tea during the meeting, or
lunch afterwards, is at your own
If you want your work critiqued or
edited, you need to
ask the group!
Phone or text Mary van de Graaff on 0401
Click here for further
facilitated by Diane
Saturday 8th and Sunday
9th September 2018 9am
on your mind the
dreaming mind will
be solving it.
we connect with a
deeper part of
insights, new ideas
In this workshop you
How dreams make
The best way to
How to tell the
between a dream
and an inner
How to work with
life rather than
with a bit of
“know how” you
can dream your
way to Success!
To Manage Stress,
Depression and Chronic Pain.
Mindfulness is a
powerful tool to help you
experiences skillfully, and
leads to deep inner peace.
The practice of mindfulness
simply means letting go of
struggle and attachment, so
we can rest in a state of
equilibrium called 'being
here now.' It is a
meditative practice, where
we focus our attention upon
our experience from moment
to moment - embracing it,
without judgement, before
taking skilful action.
We practice mindfulness
to allow our minds to be as
the sky. The clouds, rain,
winds, sleet, snow,
rainbows, come and go, but
the sky remains the same, a
backdrop for all these
passing phenomena. In the
same way, all our feelings,
thoughts and sensations are
like the weather that passes
through, without affecting
the nature of the sky
itself. In this way, our
minds can be balanced and
centered, without getting
carried away by every
The result of the practice
of mindfulness is clarity,
wisdom, inner peace and the
ability to manage one's life
this eight week course, you
will find out and practise
live in the present,
which is the only time
we can experience life;
stay centred in the face
of life’s challenges and
respond skilfully rather
than react in
destructive ways, to
experience ongoing peace
of mind and heart;
understand how our mind
works, both for us, but
especially against us,
in creating stress,
distress and anxiety in
distinguish between what
we think or fear is
happening, rather than
what is actually
live a fulfilling life
alongside physical and
challenges, so we’re not
overwhelmed by them.
In order to get the most
from the course, you will be
asked to practise a session
of mindfulness each day.
February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21,
28, April 4, 2018.
Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
27 Scottsdale St., Lyons. ACT.
Course fee: $590.00 (includes 8
CDs, and folder with 8 x session notes)
Jessica on 6281 1769 or email:
Jessica has been teaching
this course for over 16
"You can’t stop the waves,
but you can learn to surf
them" - Jon Kabat-
"The Body as Storyteller"
by Sara Boas and hosted by the DTAA
February 10-11, 2018
This two-day experiential workshop provides
a deep dive into your own body of
experience, and develops your skills in
facilitating others to share their stories
moving, writing, witnessing and voicing, the
workshop invites you to mine the depths of
your own life experience and history and
practise holding the space for one another.
The weekend is designed for those
working in dance movement therapy, creative
arts therapies, somatic psychotherapy or
associated professions such as somatic
coaching, community capacity building,
movement education and the performing arts.
To view the
workshop flyer or to book, visit
For more information, contact
Jane Guthrie or Meagan Otu via
0412 585 568.
On behalf of the DMT NSW team
Dance Movement Specialist
(04) 2063 7840
DISCLAIMER: DMT NSW
distributes information to those who are
working or interested in the field of dance
movement therapy. This information is
neither reviewed nor endorsed by DMT NSW or
the DTAA unless specified.
Archetypes 2018 Program
Blue Archetype of Love
Lecture/performance by Padma Menon
with works inspired by the National
Gallery of Australia collection
Universe: Warrior as creative force
Term 2 starts
archetypes: Indian dance theatre
traditions and philosophy and their
for C J Jung Society Melbourne and 2
day intensive workshops for the
Opening the Door to Archetypal
2018, Currie Crescent Community
Term 4 course TBC
Welcome a New
Year of Books &
Hello all and welcome to a new year of books and
Elroys’ book “The Story Behind
The Story Biography of a Navajo Medicine Man"
continues to be bought, read and enjoyed by many
– thank you!
Many exciting events are
already in place for 2018:
Writers Bring Writing Meetups continue each
fortnight on Tuesday mornings from 9.30 to 12
p.m. This is a supportive space where writers
bring writing, read writing and are given
feedback which includes appreciation and
enjoyment of the piece shared and literary
feedback which includes discussion of structure,
point of view, character ...
See the website
starting November 15th 2017.
Hi there Folks,
It’s coming up towards Christmas – traditionally a time of
joy, peace and love.
Yet for whatever reason, it often
doesn’t unfold this way.
Many of us find it difficult to forgive ourselves for things
that we have done or left undone,
or to forgive others
for what they have done or left undone in relation to us.
This is understandable, however the consequence of this is
that we are wedded to whatever we don’t forgive,
and in the
remembering continue to traumatise ourselves - ongoing.
‘As long as you don’t forgive, who, or whatever it is, will
occupy an rent free space in your mind.’
Forgiveness doesn’t mean that we ever condone whatever feels
Abuse of any form, cannot be tolerated.
So we are committed to the best of our ability, to never
let this happen again.
However, for most people, forgiveness is a process.
the end, when you let yourself feel the pain you carry from
forgiveness comes as a relief – a release.
You will see that forgiveness is fundamentally for your own
‘Forgiveness doesn’t change the past, but it does enlarge
the future’ Anon.
I’m offering a five session course where you will connect
explore and find a way begin to free yourself from the
profound pain of the past experiences,
that continue to feel
unforgivable, and which keep intruding into the present.
Dates/Times Wednesdays, November 15, 22, 29,
December 6, 13, from 7pm to 9.30pm
Venue: 27 Scottsdale St in Lyons
You are very welcome to be part of this gentle, supportive
and powerful course
If you would like to know more about the course or to enrol
– please email me, or ring me on (02) 6281 1769.
Warmest good wishes to you
Deities and Demons. Dancing sculptures and their modern
relevance with Padma Menon.
12.45-1.15 pm 19
National Gallery of Australia
Art for Lunch series
Asian art | Talks and Lectures
Free (bookings essential)
pm Friday 27 October 2017
The Canberra Jung Society Inc. does not endorse and is not to be held
responsible for the content of any lecture or advertisement, nor is any
information or advice a substitute for professional counselling and
is a non-profit
which aims to provide a contact for people
interested in the psychological
insights of Carl Gustav Jung.
Through monthly meetings, workshops, other activities and our library,
we seek to help people to understand their own inner journey and the world
from a Jungian perspective.
PO Box 554,
Dickson, ACT 2602.
Updated by Robert James 17th October 2018