Training opportunities and handouts

This weekend is NOT a training event but is open to gay and bisexual men who want to explore the theme:
The Edward Carpenter Community presents
A non-residential weekend for gay and bisexual men

Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th March 2018
Saturday 10.00am – 6.00pm; Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Lesbian and Gay Foundation, city centre Manchester M1 3HF
£40.00; concessions £20.00

A weekend of fun, friendship, sharing and support as we explore what Creative Living Now means through workshops and talks, heart circles and shared meals.
Creative Living Now: Call for Workshops!
Submission deadline Sunday 31 December 2017

We are looking for individuals or small groups to run workshops for the Manchester 2018 event Creative Living Now.

Our Theme
We are living through a period of rapid change with each of us coming to terms with ourselves and others in all sorts of new and unforeseen ways. There is a new urgency to questions relating to sexual orientation and gender identity, to friendships in the age of social media, along with new conditions for livelihood as well as unforeseen religious and political formations. What does it mean for us to live creatively now?
Workshops might include art, dance, music, philosophy, politics and be on any aspect of our theme – the individual or social, the personal and the political. They can last between 50 minutes and 2 hours. This is your opportunity to become part of Creative Living Now.

Not sure about your subject? Not run a workshop before? Organiser John Christey-Casson is on hand if you would like to talk your ideas through. John can also help by arranging equipment or materials you might need. Contact John Christey-Casson to talk your ideas through.

The organising team is:
John Christey-Casson (venue and timetable); Paul Melia (publicity and bookings); Allen Christey-Casson (catering).
Apply for a place through the website:


John Casson hase written many papers and training handouts. He is now making these available on this site. Here is the first on guidelines for auxiliary role playing:


Next is a theoretical paper on Act Hunger:


Moreno invented new ways of seeing how individuals interconnected and survived in social, role and cultural atoms.


Theory and Practice concerning closure in Psychodrama:


Working with Dreams in psychodrama and dramatherapy:


Papers on the history of dramatherapy and psychodrama:

1) Evreinoff and Moreno: Monodrama and Psychodrama


2) Maxwell Jones dramatherapy and psychodrama 1942-9