In the realm of counseling, Sharmini Winslow stands as a beacon of compassion and professionalism. Armed with a Masters in Counselling, she holds the esteemed title of a Certified Psychodramatist (CP) and Practitioner Applicant for Trainer (PAT), accredited by the American Board of Examiners (ABE). Her commitment to excellence shines through her training from renowned institutions such as the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute and AANZPA (Aotearoa Australian and New Zealand Psychodrama Association).
Sharmini’s journey through Performing Arts (BA) and Counselling (MC) has profoundly influenced her to craft a dynamic and innovative form of group therapy. As the Director of Psychodrama Singapore, under the auspices of Promises Healthcare, she orchestrates transformative experiences with unwavering passion.
Sharmini’s influence is far-reaching, having spearheaded diverse programs for esteemed organizations including:
• Changi Women’s Prison
• Raffles Counselling Centre
• The We Care Centre
• Singapore General Hospital
• KK Hospital
• The Rainbow Centre
• Executives in Corporations and Banks
• Breast Cancer Foundation
• Dayspring Girls’ Home
• Jamiyah Childrens’ Home
• Singapore Girls’ Home
• The Ministry of Education
• LaSalle College of the Arts
Her therapeutic approach is a harmonious blend of skills, addressing stress management, shifting perspectives, grief work, and emotional catharsis. Specializing in mood disorders, Sharmini nurtures self-awareness, self-efficacy, and self-healing. She deftly intertwines 12-Step recovery and Motivational Interviewing techniques in aiding individuals struggling with addiction.
A trailblazer in Relationship Trauma Repair, Sharmini employs a multi-sensory approach to foster healing and renewal. Her impactful workshop, “Life is a Dance When You Do the Steps,” has graced international stages and showcased her expertise at a conference in Scotland.
Beyond her individual therapeutic work, Sharmini takes on a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of therapists. She proudly guides a training cohort and mentors fellow therapists on their journey to becoming Certified Psychodramatists. This commitment to passing on her wisdom exemplifies her dedication to fostering a community of skilled and compassionate professionals. She is also certified to give out training hours towards certification in Psychodrama
A testament to her holistic approach, Sharmini seamlessly integrates AF-EMDR (Attachment-Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with Psychodrama when the situation demands. This innovative fusion enhances her ability to facilitate deep healing and transformation.
In all her endeavors, Sharmini Winslow radiates a passion for transformation and healing. With her unique blend of skills and empathetic guidance, she continues to uplift those in her care, offering a sanctuary of growth and renewal.
Personal Growth Groups
Our Personal Growth Groups will use psychodrama which employs a combination of experiential methods – sociometry, role theory, and group dynamics – to facilitate insight, personal growth, spontaneity, self-discovery, and integration of the mind, body and emotions.
Training in psychodrama will give you a theoretical and practical understanding of the methods of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. The techniques learned in psychodrama taught in Psychodrama group work and training can be used for action interventions with groups, family, couples and individual therapy.