For bookings to either of the following workshops please contact





10 -12.30


Step into Spring , clear out the winter blues and set positive intentions for the future and enjoy a playful, provocative and therapeutic experience of dramatherapy. This one off workshop will introduce dramatherapy methods and techniques to stimulate the imagination and expand our awareness helping us to connect with the new, erase the old and bring in to focus what matters to us the most for the year ahead.

Come and play! No previous experience is necessary. Booking is required.


Each new step creates a new path….



March 30th-31st 2019




(res option)



07983393165 /01803 473079

10.00 am- 4.30.00 pm daily 


Story plays a big part of our lives and the many ways in which we tell our own story or seek to be part of another’s. Through dramatherapy, story and the language of the soul, we will explore the next chapters through the creative process of stories told and untold both old and new.

Dramatherapy is a form of interactive group work and a method of play; a means of discovering, unlocking and working with different aspects of the self in a spontaneous and imaginative way.  It provides a creative vehicle for the transformation of feelings, and is an active form of therapy that emphasizes movement, voice, characterization, embodiment and expression through drama. The focus is not on performance but on the creative process itself.

This workshop will introduce practical methods and application of different models in Dramatherapy to explore and express the self. It can also be a stepping stone to professional training or a skills learning for the work place. No previous experience is necessary.

Where the group provides an opportunity to explore personal issues, participants are able to work at their own pace within a contained and supportive environment.

This course also aims to offer inspiration & technique for Continued Professional Development through gaining a practical understanding of 2 of the main models of the dramatherapy process and their application, gaining practical tools and techniques that can be applied within different settings. The workshops provide an interactive experience within a framework of theory and practice and offer a creative, empowering and insightful method  for those interested in the link between theatre and therapy and a dynamic approach to healing and change.

“Dramatherapy is both the container of the chaos & the means to explore it” Jennings. 



Day 1 The Developmental Model 

The Developmental Model of Dramatherapy ( Dr Sue Jennings) explores the creative life of the clients as part of their whole life journey. Sometimes we may struggle to integrate the conflicted elements of experience. When that struggle is explored symbolically through the fiction we create in dramatherapy then the healing process could be described as restoring life through art. This model maps how dramatic play evolves into and from 3 distinct stages; Embodiment, Projection, Role .

Day 2 – A Theatre Model (includes Forum Theatre)

Working with personal story and creative improvisation and performance we will explore and devise a new landscape and perspective on our world both inner and outer. Engaging in interactive Forum Theatre, play and ritual that will both challenge and inspire present patterns and beliefs to make way for new beginnings and fresh insight.



Participation is by booking form. Please contact   07983 393165/01225 851055

No formal qualification is required for entry.   An informal chat on Skype or phone will be required following receipt of your booking.



Some concessions available for low income – written proof required


Rachel Perry

Rachel Perry founded Scenario Arts in Personal Development in 1996 . She has been a registered Dramatherapist for over 25 years with a background in theatre performance and directing.

Rachel currently has a private practice in South Devon. Bringing together the theatrical & therapeutic stage she has developed her own models of dramatherapy namely The Theatre of Our Lives and Acting 4 Real which have been applied as creative learning tools within a number of settings including education, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and the corporate sector. Rachel was the Course Leader and Senior Tutor on an advanced Diploma in Dramatherapy accredited by Worcester University for 18 years. She currently offers individual and group therapy and supervision within her private practice and also facilitates Forum Theatre workshops and bespoke introductory training courses in Dramatherapy. She is a member of the HCPC




Set in a quiet estate and surrounded by nature, Cherry Orchards facilities offer spaces where you can learn, explore, create, relax and even sleep.

We are a short ten-minute walk from Westbury-on-Trym village—with cafés, independent shops, supermarkets, banks and direct buses into Bristol city centre (15 minutes journey)


Prices: £35 per person for one night, with any additional nights charged at a reduced rate of £30 pp per night. Our rooms are different sizes so the larger ones will be allocated on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.


We may negotiate up to a 10% discount, based on circumstances and financial need. This should be requested and will be assessed on a case by case basis.


The price includes:


  • A simple self-service breakfast of muesli, yoghurt, toast and spreads
  • Use of the kitchen and dining room: you are welcome to use the kitchen for any other meals. Clearing up after yourself is expected. Please note that the kitchen and its facilities may be used by other people during the day.


Please note that bedrooms are not en-suite and the upstairs bathrooms are for visitor use only and towels are provided.






2019 tbc

Totnes Natural health Centre

7.30-9.30 pm

£17.50 per session (£105 for 6 weeks)

This is a closed group  of 6 weeks for those interested in the therapeutic benefits of Dramatherapy for self expressions, healing and change. It is an opportunity to deeply enter the creative and healing process that dramatherapy offers within a contained group. The emphasis will be on developing self awareness and increasing self confidence, whilst stimulating the unconscious through spontaneous play and development of the imagination using personal story, archetypal journeying and creative dialogue, improvisation, movement and group reflection.

Where the group provides an opportunity to explore personal issues, participants are able to work at their own pace. No previous experience necessary.

The cost is £17.50 per 2 hour session, paid termly. Each term will run for 6 weeks.


 “To be or not to be”

What is your question?

Contact Rachel FFI


Workshops in both Forum Theatre and Dramatherapy can also be offered as part of a tailor made programme to suit specific group requirements. If you are considering staff training or consultancy for your business that you think might  benefit from some training in this approach or an introduction to the tools and techniques involved in these methods please get in touch for further details.





Forum Theatre is an interactive form of theatre that presents a theatrical debate to create a group ethos that encourages audience interaction and is a powerful tool for exploring solutions to difficult problems.

This one day workshop explores the practice of Forum Theatre and its application to communities and groups. It offers an entertaining and meaningful way for:

  • Working with socially excluded or dis-empowered groups
  • Challenging established perceptions
  • Understanding group/team dynamics in the work place
  • Exploring specific issues affecting individuals/groups experiencing dis-empowerment
  • Identifying areas of conflict and possible solutions

This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in the creative process who would like to learn more about using theatre as a medium for healing. The tools and techniques can be applied in any work setting when considering group dynamics and roles within the work place and also for those engaged in the more intimate setting of group work wishing to explore relationship issues. Forum is also used to gain a deeper understanding on more global issues and to raise awareness and create a theatrical debate.Forum theatre scenarios are designed to stimulate audience participation through discussion, interactive role-playing and shared experiences.

This workshop can also be delivered on a bespoke basis to address specific issues within your organisation or group.

For further information and to discuss your requirements please contact Rachel at Scenario 07983 393165/


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