Training opportunities and handouts

It’s an matter of life and death

An experiential workshop based in Marsden, West Yorkshire
on 9th – 10th December, 2017
Facilitated by Neil Jordan; Workshop fee £150

“…when its over I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real…I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world”
(From Mary Oliver ‘When Death comes’)

What would you like you epitaph to be? Do you want to have just visited this world or do you want to have made something real of your life?
In this workshop we will explore the circularity of death and life, how one can’t possibly exist without the other. By fully letting in the temporary nature of life, the fact that everything will come to an end, including our own lives, we can develop our capacity to savour the preciousness of each moment and hence the sheer pleasure of being.
We will spend time in the outdoors at this time of year when nature is dying off so the natural world will be our guide in supporting us in moving towards a place of accepting the circular nature of life and death. Even though we will be in the outdoors fitness is not a prerequisite – we will be spending time slowing down in, and connecting with, nature rather than moving through it.

In this workshop we will explore:
How we can engage more fully with the evolutionary cycle of birth, growth, death, decay and re-birth
our personal experience of the ageing process whatever our age
the impact of culture on our attitude to death
the ongoing nature of life and death in the natural world and how life cannot exist without death and vice-versa

Neil Jordan – Having been brought up on a farm I have always been closely connected with nature and with death as part of the natural cycle. Over the last number of years I have more fully integrated nature into my client work. I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and have worked as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor for the past 20 years in a variety of settings including working in a hospice with terminally ill patients.
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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