"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
- George Bernard Shaw.
What was your favourite game as a child?
Children naturally play – both individually and in groups. Group activities that are fun and playful, and where we connect with peers, are important for our mental health and wellbeing.
Act it Out! – Skylight's Therapeutic Drama Group provides a light-hearted, supported connection with others. Aside from a sense of fun, the program also allows space and opportunity for participants to explore some aspects of their own stories.
Expressive therapies such as drama have many benefits for mental health. They provide an opportunity to explore our sense of self and often help us bring areas of concern into focus. We can also discover strengths that we didn't know we had! Expressive therapies are a wonderful tool as they allow us a way to do this important work without necessarily having to talk, disclose very personal information or even think too much about things, as our focus is on doing!
Act it Out takes participants through a series of drama games, leading to a sense of play, excitement, instinctive response and creativity. Seeking to foster a strong sense of group cohesion, we will be stimulating ideas for inspiring stories to reflect on and respond to.
This group runs in a 6-week block, starting July 8th 2021, every Thursday from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM at Fullarton Park Community Centre.