Drama and playing out a dramatic character forms a big part of Making Moves Courses.
We will be working through the Sunflower Effect, a powerful confidence-building system, using an adapted form of drama. This is designed for people with confidence issues and has worked even for people who feel seriously inhibited.
You will be invited to play out a character which is very different from role play. If you have had bad experiences of doing role play in assertiveness training or on other training courses you may find this very different – and even quite a lot of fun.
A dramatic character is three dimensional and is closer to the human personality, which gives free rein for you to interpret him/her in any way you would like. There is no right or wrong way to play the character.
You actually instinctively knew how to do this as a child – as playing pretend games is part of the way we develop. Although you may have got a bit rusty- this ability will never leave you – even if you never played dressing up games as a child. It is part of the human make up.
I have a suitcase of dressing up clothes, hats, brightly coloured fabrics, scarves, shoes, masks and wigs through which you can create your own costumes- and this makes it much easier to step in the shoes of the character
The purpose of working with character is to permit you to express yourself in very different ways than you do in your normal life. And this will stretch your comfort zone. The more you stretch your comfort zone, the more comfortable you feel in situations where you previous felt self-conscious or embarrassed.
You will be working in a group so there will be an opportunity to collaborate with others and this is where the magic begins to happen.