The golden thread playback theatre company - fear & anxiety in the world and in the consulting room
We live in troubled times where it can be difficult to identify and manage the fear and anxiety that pervades our society. It inevitably comes into the counselling room, whether explicitly or subconsciously.
Playback Theatre is a unique form of improvised theatre enabling audiences to tell their stories. Created by Jonathan Fox in New York, since 1975 Playback has found its way into diverse settings in 17 countries.
People from the audience will be invited to share moments from their life, in or outside of the counselling room, and then watch them brought to life as the company immediately recreates the essence of their story using music, movement, dance and song.
The Playback Theatre is a group of drama and music therapists who have extensive experience of using the arts as a dynamic and interactive form of communication within the voluntary sector and in the NHS. They have experience of working as therapists with people with learning difficulties, those experiencing mental distress, disabled people, young and older people, in schools, community venues, prisons and psychiatric hospitals.
They specialise in using playback as a way of safely exploring internal and external processes, giving shape to the unconscious within therapeutic groups or teams.
They provide an experience which is extraordinary and not to be missed!
About the host
The Counsellors' Collective South West LLP is a not for profit organisation with 3 main purposes:
- to promote the best possible counselling and psychotherapy practice in the community
- to support the best trainees and new entrants to the profession
- to make timely skilled therapy available to all who need it, regardless of ability to pay