Saphira Linden MA, RDT-BCT, LCAT, C.P.
Transpersonal Drama Therapy
Transpersonal Psychotherapy is the process through which individuals transform their identity from a limited history based sense of self to an experience of who they really are in their essential self. That essential self can never be tarnished by trauma and abuse in their early conditioning. Individuals learn to access this ‘essence’ part of themselves as a fundamental source of strength in the healing process.
Transpersonal Drama Therapy utilizes the embodied arts in the recovery from all forms of abuse, dysfunctional relationships, and associated limitations acquired from personal history toward an experience of being fully present and whole. From this consciousness, transpersonal drama therapy offers creative experiences through which individuals develop an awareness of their soul's journey and potential service to expanding human consciousness.
The importance of the employment of an embodied creative arts therapy is based upon the premise that transformation toward wholeness can more easily occur through the experience of the process within the imaginal realm. This differs from the approaches that talk about the problem or analytically reduce it into a thought form assuming that one behavior can simply be replaced by another. Through the experience within the play-like transitional space of drama, individuals can fully explore intra- inter- and transpersonal historical, personally symbolic, transformational, and future imaginings in the present with the facilitating guidance of the therapist.