Category Archives: Case Studies

The Play of Life has been developed by the author and derived from Psychodrama and Actions Methods created by J. L, Moreno (1889 -1974). The Play of Life is a technique that utilises a small board, called a stage and small figures that are placed by the client (protagonist) on the stage to represent a specific life situation. Dynamic and interactive techniques (eg soliloquy, role reversal) are utilised to provide insight, clarity and understanding to the client about the situation analysed whilst also giving the therapist a visual language and thus independent information about the client. Through Relationship Mapping (sociometry) the protagonist (guided by the director) is able to observe at glance, simultaneously and three dimensionally relevant issues that are present and interacting in the situation the client is in. This mapping gives the therapist a wide perspective of the whole situation as well (role of social analyst). [1] Psychodramatic…

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Karen's Story Role Given – Role Taken This story describes the way in which we often accept roles that are given to us by other people, rather than consciously exercising our own constructive roles. So we react to others in a way that we become trapped, not free. For a printable version please click here [gview file=”http://www.relationship.capital/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/KAREN-Story-Role-Given-Role-Taken-Repaired-1.pdf”] Karen is seen as a dedicated employee; spending evenings, weekends and holidays in the office, she doesn’t complain of her 60-80 hrs a week work. The truth is Karen is not particularly fond of her job; she simply dreads going home to her demanding ailing mother who Karen believes pretends to be sick, just to rouse sympathy and dominance. Karen is the youngest child and the only daughter of four children. Her mother, who was widowed 15 years ago, has made it quite clear she is totally reliant on Karen for her ongoing…

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This article presents, through the medium of a case study, the effect of the Play of Life and other expressive, ludic (playful) methods and interventions on complex brain connectivity between neurological structures, and (-) in providing a platform for permanence (I use permeance as  sustainable  or stable not permanent) behavioural change. It provides a brief view of the biology of behaviour and relating, and the potential therapeutic effect of the method. A Case Study Troy is a (-) mechanical engineer, he is a husband and a father, senior manager, and active member of welfare organisations. He is very active in his religious community, respected for his social position, donations, teachings and insights. He has a great memory, something that helps him to quote the most relevant, uncommon quotes from remarkable people and has great ability to compile research and create clear and powerful presentations. (-). Many people have been benefiting…

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By Carlos A Raimundo The application of the Play of Life used by a friend. “This is the time to test and prove to yourself and those around you, that what you have learnt is valid for life!” One day, in my youth, I was feeling down, pathetic, and feeling pity on myself. It was at a time when I had completed my medical degree and was doing my residency in psychiatry, studying philosophy and theology. My father approached me and saw me in this grey moment. He stood in front of me and softly placed his hand on my shoulder. “What is happening?” he asked. “I’m feeling very down!” I said and continued to explain to him how bad I was feeling, “It’s like falling into a deep hole.” I was looking for sympathy. He looked at me with tender and firm eyes and suddenly (softly) slapped my left…

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