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2023 MOVING INTO THE NEW: Spontaneity and Creativity. A Psychodrama Residential Workshop

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Spontaneity can be defined as the adequate response to a new or present situation, or an adequate and novel response to an old situation.

We are all born with spontaneity and creativity.

The last several years have thrown us all into the new. 

The world we know and trust has changed and continues to change. And now we seem to have moved into "the normal"- whatever that may mean for you. Or is normal something you consider is not relevant to you?

Despite any uncertainty and fear we continue to find ways to be creative with our life and at other times we find ways to just get by. 

This workshop will focus on what has been in the past and what is in the present and our variety of responses to that. And we will explore spontaneity and creativity and source these as we create and build on our vision for the next stage of our life.

PSYCHODRAMA: The psychodramatic method leads to the discovery of our potential and to learn and enact who we really are, rather than bending to old habits and out of date cultural conserves.  Psychodrama is called the drama of the soul, Theatre of Truth and Compassion and is a method that will involve group interaction and enactment. Participants will be expected to attend all sessions.

The learning of new skills may be emotionally challenging and participants are required to have abilities to support their life of evolving growth and should be participating in areas such as studies, employment and social and creative activities.

Group Co-Facilitators/Directors

Katherine Howard

Katherine Howard is a Psychodramatist and Mental Health Occupational Therapist. She has worked in various fields of therapy for 40 years and has been a psychotherapist/counsellor in private practice for the past 20 years. Katherine is also a teacher with the School of Shamanic Womancraft. She conducts an individual/relationship counselling and groupwork practice on line and face to face in Penrith, Bondi and Katoomba.;

Annette Fisher

Annette is a Psychodramatist Trainer Educator and Practitioner, She has been a psychodrama Trainer for 40 years and is a psychotherapist in a private practice. She works with individuals, groups, couple, families and organisations. Mentoring and supervision of professional people is a large aspect of her work. She began her career as an occupational therapist and has an honors degree in fine arts.  

For those new to psychodrama, or who have not previously attended a workshop with Katherine or Annette, please contact us for a pre workshop interview. email: or   

Cost: $595 (plus Humanitix booking fee). You can choose to pay the full amount, or click Invoice on the Payment page to arrange a payment plan ($195 deposit required followed by agreed regular payments)

Cost includes:

  • Share accommodation for 2 nights: We may be able to accommodate very limited single rooms (there may be an extra cost), however, all bathroom facilities are shared. Please enquire.
  • Home cooked meals and snacks. Please let us know if you have particular dietary requirements. An aspect of registration will be participants contributing to the catering for the weekend by providing some aspect (a cooked dish, salad, cookies etc) of the meals/teas
  • We will be living as a community- as such all household tasks will be shared amongst participants
  • Psychodrama sessions will be combined with plenty of time for relaxing and connecting

Transport:  Rydal is approx.. a 2 hour drive from Sydney and approx.. a 3 hour 20 min drive from Canberra. There is also a train station at Rydal (around 2 hours 45min)- the train leaves Sydney at 3.05pm (arrives Rydal around 6pm) and leaves on Sunday at 5.57pm.

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Refund policy

A full refund will be made in the event of cancellation by the co-facilitators for any reason including changes of conditions due to the pandemic. A full refund will be made for participant cancellation for any reason up until 2 weeks prior to the event. If cancellation by a participant is required within 2 weeks prior to the event, 50% refund will be made up until 2 days prior, after which no refund can be made: exception may be in the case of unforeseen emergency, in which case the participant should contact the co-facilitators.