Date: 5 September 2019 from 14:30 to 16:15
Conductors: Eva Fahlström Borg
The Magic of the Magic Shop
This shop is not like any other shop you have ever visited! It is a vibrant shop where the customers can come and buy whatever they need to transform old patterns and get a better life. Someone might need to buy “courage” – “How much courage do you need?” the shop owner might ask. “One kilo!” – “Oh, are you sure you really need a whole kilo?” – The shop owner will describe the consequences of having too much courage – it might become very dangerous! The negotiating will go back and forth until the customer is satisfied. – Now comes the payment – “What are you willing to pay?” the shop owner asks – perhaps the customer will want to pay with “shame” – but how much shame. – What will happen if you have sold out all the shame you have?
The Magic Shop gives you a humorous experience and opportunity to reflect upon the life patterns and the roles you have taken or have been assigned and to give you a new chance for a personal transformation and the opportunity to add on new qualities and to give up non-functional ones (or to limit them).
The Magic Shop has its origin in the 40’s by JL Moreno and has since been used and developed by several psychodramatists, among them Anne Ancelin Schützenberger and René F Marineau. This Workshop will give hands-on-experience as well as some theoretical discussion.
Keywords: Magic Shop, character traits, roles, negotiations, inner and outer life transformations.