Photo as a step to Drama

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Ulla Halkola &
Tarja Koffert
PHOTO AS A STEP
TO DRAMA
Barcelona 2004

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Photo as a step to Drama

  1. 1. Ulla Halkola & Tarja Koffert PHOTO AS A STEP TO DRAMA Barcelona 2004 EU Joint Actions EUROPEAN COMMISSION DIRECTORATE- GENERAL EDUCATION AND CULTURE SOCRATES, LEONARDO AND YOUTH PROGRAMMES
  2. 2. Photo as a Step to Drama Psychotherapists Ulla Halkola and Tarja Koffert elaborated  their method ”Photo as a Step to drama” for Drama Way project. This method combins different approaches of phototherapy  and participatory drama. The aim of the method is to help the participants to increase their self  understanding, to create alternative means for analyzing their lives and to create positive visions for their future. The method is an interactive forum; characteristic to this forum is  sincerity, experience orientation and sociality.
  3. 3. Photos in therapy and education  The aim of phototherapy is to use photos and photographing to enhance the person's self awareness, to support the personal growth and psychical harmony and to help the person to get through the crisis in life. By using photos in therapy it is possible to reach such matters that can not be reached with words, and also to enliven memory and to create alternative means for analyzing life.  Methods of the phototherapy include viewing biographical photos, viewing associative and symbolic photos and taking new photos.  These methods may be widely applied in individual and group work sessions depending on the aims of the educational or therapeutic session or the needs of the participants.
  4. 4. Photo as a Step to Drama Description of the Process
  5. 5. Everyone chooses one photo
  6. 6. There are two groups discussing about their photos and stories
  7. 7. Both of the groups choose one photo and creates a story based on the photo
  8. 8. From storytelling to drama presentation Group 1
  9. 9. From storytelling to drama presentation Group 2
  10. 10. Discussion about the dramas and groupdynamics
  11. 11. Evaluation with pictures Everyone choses one symbolic picture for evaluation
  12. 12. Workshop participants together - evaluation and sharing
  13. 13. Literature and information Weiser Judy: Photo Therapy Techniques  - Exploring the Secrets of Personal Snapshots and Albums. USA 1999 www.phototherapy-centre.com  www.valokuvaterapiayhdistys.net 

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