Rounding Up the year 2020 & Looking Forward to 2021

Beloved Psychodrama Enthusiasts,

Happy Holidays!

2020 has been a year of great change for us all and running psychodrama groups during this pandemic has called for greater spontaneity in all of us.  After a trip to Arizona in January where I had the delightful experience of attending Tian Dayton’s workshop on using psychodrama with trauma clients, I was feeling re-energized!  Stopping over in Los Angeles, I was asked to run a half day of psychodrama group work for men in recovery from sex addiction. This was an amazing time in which I saw the method working as I followed the warm up of the group. 

Before we had time to organise an Open session, the restrictions hit Singapore and we were unable to meet in person. However as always, spontaneity prevails and following the lead of others using Zoom to run psychodrama groups, we started our first group online. The response was enthusiastic and the group was comprised of women only. This ran for 4 weeks followed by the start of another group with both men and women.  Our Women’s group continued to flourish for 16 weeks which took us all the way to September. Each week dramas would be directed as creative ways were discovered to do role reversal and doubling.  Amidst much laughter as well as tears, healing was experienced by many and we formed connections that continue to grow.  

Following this, a group of NUS students asked to do an interview and proceeded to make a mini documentary about psychodrama for a school project. We were able to have an Open session with them so they could experience psychodrama first hand. We hope they get a good grade as they were the only ones to actually get involved in the therapy they were researching. 

As the year comes to a close, we have planned to run an Open session which will be limited to 6 people on 8th Jan 2021.

Jan 2021 Open Session

Also in the pipeline is a new group for personal growth to be launched on 15th Jan 2021.

PGG Jan 2021

Do keep your creativity going as we endeavour to make psychodrama more accessible.

As JL Moreno, the father of psychodrama, put it;

“A truly therapeutic procedure cannot have less an objective than the whole of mankind.”

— J.L. Moreno, M.D. (1889-1974) 

May you be blessed with a safe and healthy year end — Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you next year.

Warmest wishes,

Sharmini Winslow

Emotional Boost Support Group (Women Only) 3rd Run

This women-only emotional support group features 6 online sessions of our psychodrama-based group. Experience fun and spontaneity from home and discover growth amidst these uncertain times.

Share common issues with people from all walks of life. This group is open to all who need that emotional boost and support when facing new challenges in this season. Whether you are in the profession of caring for others or otherwise, come join us in this safe space for some well-deserved self-care.

Schedule*:
– 23 July 2020
– 30 July 2020
– 6 Aug 2020
– 13 Aug 2020
– 20 Aug 2020
– 27 Aug 2020

*subject to change

Standard: $300 for 6 sessions (limited slots)

For more details or information, please email Charmaine at charmaine@promises.com.sg.


ABOUT THE TRAINER

Sharmini Winslow is the Director of Psychodrama Singapore under the auspices of Promises Healthcare.

Her passion for a creative movement and people led her to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in University of California, and Masters in Counselling in Monash University. She is also an expert Pilates trainer with 20 years of experience under her belt. Currently, Sharmini is a Psychodramatist with over 900 hours of Psychodrama training with the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute and AANZPA (Aoteora Australian and New Zealand Psychodrama Association).

Her experience in the fields of the Performing Arts and Counselling aided her in developing a dynamic and innovative form of Experiential Therapy.  Her work experience includes running therapy workshops and training for:
• 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
• SAMH
• Jamiyah Childrens’ Home
• Singapore Girl’s Home
• The Ministry of Education
• LaSalle College of the Arts.

Sharmini’s work includes stress management, altering perspectives, grief work and catharsis of emotions. Her work with clients who have mood disorders incorporates developing self-awareness and motivation for self-efficacy and self-healing. She facilitates 12-Step recovery and Motivational Interviewing in her work with addicts. Her work with Relationship Trauma Repair has helped facilitate healing for many of her clients using a multi-sensory approach.

Her workshop “Life is a Dance When You Do the Steps” was included at an International conference in Scotland. Sharmini’s eclectic style of counselling and therapy in her Personal Growth Groups and Addiction Groups includes elements of Psychodrama, Sociodrama, Role Training, play and the creative arts. Other workshops she facilitates are “Spirituality and the Steps”, “The Sobriety Shop” and “All in the Family”.

Combating Emotional Fatigue During COVID-19

This emotional support group features 4 online sessions of our psychodrama-based group. Experience fun and spontaenity from home and discover growth amidst these uncertain times.

Share common issues with people from all walks of life. This group is open to all who need that emotional boost and support when facing new challenges in this season. Whether you are in the profession of caring for others or otherwise, come join us in this safe space for some well-deserved self-care.

Schedule*:
– 15 May 2020
– 22 May 2020
–29 May 2020
– 5 June 2020

*subject to change

Standard: $200 for 4 sessions (limited to 8 slots only)

For more details or information, please email Michelle at michellechua@promises.com.sg.


ABOUT THE TRAINER

Sharmini Winslow is the Director of Psychodrama Singapore under the auspices of Promises Healthcare.

Her passion for a creative movement and people led her to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in University of California, and Masters in Counselling in Monash University. She is also an expert Pilates trainer with 20 years of experience under her belt. Currently, Sharmini is a Psychodramatist with over 900 hours of Psychodrama training with the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute and AANZPA (Aoteora Australian and New Zealand Psychodrama Association).

Her experience in the fields of the Performing Arts and Counselling aided her in developing a dynamic and innovative form of Experiential Therapy.  Her work experience includes running therapy workshops and trainings for:
• 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
• SAMH
• Jamiyah Childrens’ Home
• Singapore Girl’s Home
• The Ministry of Education
• LaSalle College of the Arts.

Sharmini’s work includes stress management, altering perspectives, grief work and catharsis of emotions. Her work with clients who have mood disorders incorporates developing self-awareness and motivation for self efficacy and self healing. She facilitates 12-Step recovery and Motivational Interviewing in her work with addicts. Her work with Relationship Trauma Repair has helped facilitate healing for many of her clients using a multi-sensory approach.

Her workshop “Life is a Dance When You Do the Steps” was included at an International conference in Scotland. Sharmini’s eclectic style of counselling and therapy in her Personal Growth Groups and Addiction Groups includes elements of Psychodrama, Sociodrama, Role Training, play and the creative arts. Other workshops she facilitates are “Spirituality and the Steps”, “The Sobriety Shop” and “All in the Family”.

[Women Only] Emotional Boost Support Group

Come join us for 4 online sessions of our psychodrama-based support group and find growth amidst these uncertain times.

Share common issues with people from all walks of life and experience fun and spontaenity from home!

Schedule*:
– 5 May 2020
– 12 May 2020
– 19 May 2020
– 26 May 2020

*subject to change


ABOUT THE TRAINER

Sharmini Winslow is the Director of Psychodrama Singapore under the auspices of Promises Healthcare.

Her passion for a creative movement and people led her to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in University of California, and Masters in Counselling in Monash University. She is also an expert Pilates trainer with 20 years of experience under her belt. Currently, Sharmini is a Psychodramatist with over 900 hours of Psychodrama training with the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute and AANZPA (Aoteora Australian and New Zealand Psychodrama Association).

Her experience in the fields of the Performing Arts and Counselling aided her in developing a dynamic and innovative form of Experiential Therapy.  Her work experience includes running therapy workshops and trainings for:
• 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
• SAMH
• Jamiyah Childrens’ Home
• Singapore Girl’s Home
• The Ministry of Education
• LaSalle College of the Arts.

Sharmini’s work includes stress management, altering perspectives, grief work and catharsis of emotions. Her work with clients who have mood disorders incorporates developing self-awareness and motivation for self efficacy and self healing. She facilitates 12-Step recovery and Motivational Interviewing in her work with addicts. Her work with Relationship Trauma Repair has helped facilitate healing for many of her clients using a multi-sensory approach.

Her workshop “Life is a Dance When You Do the Steps” was included at an International conference in Scotland. Sharmini’s eclectic style of counselling and therapy in her Personal Growth Groups and Addiction Groups includes elements of Psychodrama, Sociodrama, Role Training, play and the creative arts. Other workshops she facilitates are “Spirituality and the Steps”, “The Sobriety Shop” and “All in the Family”.

“I Don’t Want To, You Can’t Make Me” with Jennifer Salimbene, Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute

This workshop is proudly presented by Psychodrama Singapore @ Promises in collaboration with Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute.

What is it about?
Explore what resistance is, how it gets in the way, how it serves us and how we can help our clients move beyond it.

This two-and-a-half day action-workshop covers psychodrama and sociodrama interventions that go with the resistance, honour our client’s defences and are attuned to sociometry, creating the safety that helps change barriers into open doors.

The methods taught here will encourage individuals and groups to warm up to spontaneity, healing and change. This workshop will integrate concepts from Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change.

 

Who is it for?
This workshop is especially useful for those working with adolescents, the chemically dependent and clients who act out.

 

What can you take away?
Participants will learn and practice through action:
  • Sociometric exercises that increase group cohesion and safety
  • The use of the Psychodramatic ‘Empty Chair’
  • Doubling in group and individual work
  • The power of Role Reversal
  • Sociodrama
  • The Angle of Choice
  • Future Projections
  • & many more experiential structures that assist in helping reluctant clients make choices towards change

 

Schedule*:
Friday, 20 March 2020 : 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Saturday, 21 March 2020: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday, 22 March 2020: 9.00am – 4.00pm

*subject to change

Early Bird ends 23 February 2020.

Training hours obtained in this workshop will count towards Psychodrama certification.

Group discounts available upon request – please email to psychodrama@promises.com.sg.


ABOUT THE TRAINER

Jennifer Salimbene, LCSW-R, CASAC, CDAC, TEP, Senior Faculty at Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute, has over 25 years in the field of addictions and co-occuring disorders, working in inpatient, outpatient and private practice settings. She specialises in the areas of addiction treatment, co-dependency, trauma, PTSD, tweens adolescents, and families.

As the director of the inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency programs in the Hudson Valley Jenny designed and implemented clinical programs using psychodrama with individuals and groups as well as multi-family treatment with adolescents and families. She developed and facilitated the psychodrama programs for homesless substance abusing adults and for people struggling with chemical dependency issues and co-occuring disorders in inpatient and outpatient programs.

As director of several chemical dependency treatment programs Jenny also used psychodrama to run supervision groups for social workers, mental health counselors and substance abuse counselors as well as support groups for administrative staff.

Jenny has presented psychodrama workshops at local, county, state and national conferences. She presents workshops on how to incorporate psychodrama with Motivational Interviewing and with Prochaska and DiClemente’s Stages of Change model. She also presents workshops for adolescents using sociodrama to help them explore healthier decisions around substance use, cutting and other destructive behaviours.

Personal Growth Group: A New Dawn

This event has been postponed as a precautionary measure following the DORSCON Orange status declared by Singapore’s Ministry of Health on 7 February 2020.

Start the new decade with us as we embark on a
journey of self discovery.

This ongoing 8-week psychodrama group is for people who want to grow in their effectiveness for living fuller lives.
We will explore everyday scenarios that arise at work, home and other arenas where challenges need to be faced.

Join us as the new decade dawns on us!

Who should attend?
Anyone with a desire to gain deeper insights and fresh perspectives in their lives.

Places are limited to 10 individuals for this group with 8 consecutive weekly sessions starting 5 March 2020, every Thursday from 7.00pm to 9.30pm.

Schedule*:
– 5 March 2020
– 12 March 2020
– 19 March 2020
– 26 March 2020
– 2 April 2020 (followed by a week’s break)
– 16 April 2020
– 23 April 2020
– 30 April 2020

*subject to change

Open Sessions are a prerequisite for first-timers intending to join Personal Growth Groups.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Sharmini Winslow is the Director of Psychodrama Singapore under the auspices of Promises Healthcare.

Her passion for a creative movement and people led her to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in University of California, and Masters in Counselling in Monash University. She is also an expert Pilates trainer with 20 years of experience under her belt. Currently, Sharmini is a Psychodramatist with over 900 hours of Psychodrama training with the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute and AANZPA (Aoteora Australian and New Zealand Psychodrama Association).

Her experience in the fields of the Performing Arts and Counselling aided her in developing a dynamic and innovative form of Experiential Therapy.  Her work experience includes running therapy workshops and trainings for:
• 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
• SAMH
• Jamiyah Childrens’ Home
• Singapore Girl’s Home
• The Ministry of Education
• LaSalle College of the Arts.

Sharmini’s work includes stress management, altering perspectives, grief work and catharsis of emotions. Her work with clients who have mood disorders incorporates developing self-awareness and motivation for self efficacy and self healing. She facilitates 12-Step recovery and Motivational Interviewing in her work with addicts. Her work with Relationship Trauma Repair has helped facilitate healing for many of her clients using a multi-sensory approach.

Her workshop “Life is a Dance When You Do the Steps” was included at an International conference in Scotland. Sharmini’s eclectic style of counselling and therapy in her Personal Growth Groups and Addiction Groups includes elements of Psychodrama, Sociodrama, Role Training, play and the creative arts. Other workshops she facilitates are “Spirituality and the Steps”, “The Sobriety Shop” and “All in the Family”.

Psychodrama Open Session February 2020

This event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure following the DORSCON Orange status declared by Singapore’s Ministry of Health on 7 February 2020.

Have a Heart to Heart with us in this season of love.

Experience the 5 elements of Psychodrama and be part of the action on the stage. All you need to bring is your curiosity and willingness to experiment!

Our Open Sessions are beginner-friendly! They’re a great way to discover what Psychodrama is about and how you can benefit from it.

Come join us!

*Open Sessions are a prerequisite for first-timers intending to join Personal Growth Groups.


ABOUT THE TRAINER

Sharmini Winslow is the Director of Psychodrama Singapore under the auspices of Promises Healthcare.

Her passion for a creative movement and people led her to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in University of California, and Masters in Counselling in Monash University. She is also an expert Pilates trainer with 20 years of experience under her belt. Currently, Sharmini is a Psychodramatist with over 900 hours of Psychodrama training with the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute and AANZPA (Aoteora Australian and New Zealand Psychodrama Association).

Her experience in the fields of the Performing Arts and Counselling aided her in developing a dynamic and innovative form of Experiential Therapy.  Her work experience includes running therapy workshops and trainings for:
• 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
• SAMH
• Jamiyah Childrens’ Home
• Singapore Girl’s Home
• The Ministry of Education
• LaSalle College of the Arts.

Sharmini’s work includes stress management, altering perspectives, grief work and catharsis of emotions. Her work with clients who have mood disorders incorporates developing self-awareness and motivation for self efficacy and self healing. She facilitates 12-Step recovery and Motivational Interviewing in her work with addicts. Her work with Relationship Trauma Repair has helped facilitate healing for many of her clients using a multi-sensory approach.

Her workshop “Life is a Dance When You Do the Steps” was included at an International conference in Scotland. Sharmini’s eclectic style of counselling and therapy in her Personal Growth Groups and Addiction Groups includes elements of Psychodrama, Sociodrama, Role Training, play and the creative arts. Other workshops she facilitates are “Spirituality and the Steps”, “The Sobriety Shop” and “All in the Family”.

Psychodrama Open Session January 2020

Come start the year with a fresh dose of spontaneity!

Experience the 5 elements of Psychodrama and be part of the action on the stage. All you need to bring is your curiosity and willingness to experiment!

Our Open Sessions are beginner-friendly! They’re a great way to discover what Psychodrama is about and how you can benefit from it.

Come join us!

*Open Sessions are a prerequisite for first-timers intending to join Personal Growth Groups.


ABOUT THE TRAINER

Sharmini Winslow is the Director of Psychodrama Singapore under the auspices of Promises Healthcare.

Her passion for a creative movement and people led her to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in University of California, and Masters in Counselling in Monash University. She is also an expert Pilates trainer with 20 years of experience under her belt. Currently, Sharmini is a Psychodramatist with over 900 hours of Psychodrama training with the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute and AANZPA (Aoteora Australian and New Zealand Psychodrama Association).

Her experience in the fields of the Performing Arts and Counselling aided her in developing a dynamic and innovative form of Experiential Therapy.  Her work experience includes running therapy workshops and trainings for:
• 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
• SAMH
• Jamiyah Childrens’ Home
• Singapore Girl’s Home
• The Ministry of Education
• LaSalle College of the Arts.

Sharmini’s work includes stress management, altering perspectives, grief work and catharsis of emotions. Her work with clients who have mood disorders incorporates developing self-awareness and motivation for self efficacy and self healing. She facilitates 12-Step recovery and Motivational Interviewing in her work with addicts. Her work with Relationship Trauma Repair has helped facilitate healing for many of her clients using a multi-sensory approach.

Her workshop “Life is a Dance When You Do the Steps” was included at an International conference in Scotland. Sharmini’s eclectic style of counselling and therapy in her Personal Growth Groups and Addiction Groups includes elements of Psychodrama, Sociodrama, Role Training, play and the creative arts. Other workshops she facilitates are “Spirituality and the Steps”, “The Sobriety Shop” and “All in the Family”.