At Inspirations for Youth and Families we strive to treat teens struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and provide a variety of therapeutic methods to do so. Although this method may seem unconventional it has shown great results in helping our teens to overcome their mental and behavioral issues.
Drama Therapy in treatment
Drama Therapy is the use of theater techniques to facilitate personal growth and promote mental health. This is also known as expressive or creative therapy.
Benefits to Drama Therapy:
- Increases self-esteem
- Self discovery
- Promotes mental health
- Personal fulfillment
- Stress relief
The IYF Drama Therapy program helps our teens to express themselves in a healthy and produvtive manner. Our teens learn theater techniques and forms of expression to properly communicate their feelings. Teens have also shown to be more relaxed, engaged and expressive during our sessions. Drama therapy often allows our clients to become comfortable with themselves and portraying various character in front of an audience.
Drama therapy also provides educational benefits to teens as they read and discover some of history’s greatest literature or theatrical pieces. A whole world of modern and traditional interpretation is opened up to our teens. Our drama sessions breaks up the routine of being in treatment by providing a fun and exciting way to look at recovery therapy.
Here you can see our teens performing various skits during drama therapy: