In Our Own World

In Our Own World My fifteen year old daughter, Emma, has recently been diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa. We hear about it, read about it, sometimes see it perhaps from a distance. Nothing prepares you for the appalling reality of it. Someone you love denying...

Something Different, Something New

Something Different, Something New Reflections on a day spent in (drama) therapy Intriguing – revealing – fun – thought-provoking – colourful – safe – evocative, physical – refreshing – emotional – supportive – absorbing – authentic – learned lots – creative –...

A Time for Being

A Time for Being A friend told me a story recently. She was sitting, in a health centre, waiting for her name to be called for an x-ray. My friend was distractedly half-aware of a stall nearby where a lady was selling jewellery and head scarves. Most of my friend’s...

Dimensions of Awareness

Dimensions of Awareness It is a matter of common knowledge that we all operate from multiple levels of awareness most of the time. We are aware of ourselves, others around us, our emotions, our beliefs, our environment. Working as a professional role player I am aware...

Living without Judgement (part one)

Living without Judgement (part one) A few days ago another motorist cut me up at the exit from a roundabout. He was coming from the wrong lane. He was in the wrong. I accelerated to avoid an accident as he carved a path toward the rear path of my car. He missed,...

Empathy

Empathy Article by Steve Harvey, Director Impromptu We all know what empathy is, right? It’s walking in others’ shoes. Sitting with their experiencing. Appreciating their perspective. Endeavouring to see the world from another’s hilltop. Easy! So why is it, across the...