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The two chairs placed in a 45o angle represent a meeting of two people sharing intimacy and relational freedom. They are part of an original logo that had two parts, a stage and the chairs. The stage represents the “stage of life” where we live. This original designed was developed by aboriginal artist Bronwyn Bancroft in 1991. It depicts: The two chairs represent two people in the relationship who are able to openly communicate with each other as well as having the freedom to expand their own thinking, believes and interests without the other person feeling rejected. This is what martin Buber calls I and Thou relationships. This is the goal of Relationship Capital. This sitting differs from two people sitting one in front of the other that can represent intimacy as well as confrontation. When in intimacy the two are enjoying closeness and togetherness while both share the same thinking or…

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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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