Working with Your Favourite Fairy Tale
A workshop by Dorothea Wojnar
Saturday 6 October 10-4.30 pm
Theosophical Society, Brisbane Lodge
355 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane (Spring Hill)
Members and concession $85; Non-members $100
Participants are asked to bring their favourite tale either one they have heard and love or a fairy tale they have written. We will be experiencing the fairy tales through enacting the fairy tales. Participants will have the opportunity to become the archetypal characters in the fairytale. This can be a powerful experience as you become for a short time the witch or the evil king or the divine child. Participants will be asked to bring various props that will help them to become the character in the tale. After de-roling, each actor then speaks within the closed group about what it felt like to be in that role and how they experienced the other characters.
We will be interpreting the fairy tale after the enactment within the group. This can become a profound way of grasping the power of the fairy tale and one which can leave us with a deeper appreciation of just how the psyche undergoes the individuation process.
The workshop is completely confidential and participants are asked not to discuss material from the workshop outside the group. Acting ability is not important, because we will focus on your developing an ability to experience your own and other’s psyche. Most of us acted out stories and tales as children - this is similar to that with two major differences - we fully become the archetypal character with intention, and we fully debrief the experience.
Dorothea Wojnar is a psychotherapist and she is currently training as a Jungian analyst with the C. G .Jung Institute of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian analysts. She has training and experience in Analytical Psychology , Transactional Analysis, Gestalt therapy, Solution Oriented Psychotherapy, Family therapy, Self Psychology and Psychodrama. Dorothea has extensive experience as a group leader and therapist across a range of people and issues, working in both a public health facility as well as in private practice.