News

Workshop preview #27

3 April 2019 at 8:55

Share  

Workshop Infos #27 Dani Yaniv – Israel

Symposium/Panel – English (USA) – Hebrew

Trust the Process: A New Scientific Outlook on Psychodramatic Spontaneity Training.

Human mind is hypothesis-driven and our observations of the world are strongly shaped by preconceptions. This “top-down” principle is biologically driven and contraindicative to spontaneity, which is non-linear, condensed, and initially incomprehensible. My first argument is that spontaneity entails “bottom up” information processing, as articulated in the hierarchical neurocognitive model of perception. My second argument is that changing the balance between these two processes is important and feasible. Insights from psychodynamic transference and savant syndrome are presented to support these ideas. Uniting these contemporary notions with some essentials of J. L. Moreno’s philosophy is my third goal. By violating predictions and expectations, psychodrama interferes with top-down “conserved” processing and cultivates here and now, stimulus-dependent spontaneous acts. Further evidence is presented in support of the claim that adult spontaneity leads to enhanced cognition and creativity through imitating the child’s brain, as Moreno envisioned. Because spontaneity is formed before having the evidence for its truth or adequacy, it entails, in adults, overcoming apprehensions about acting without a theory in mind. This is what trusting-the-process means and it requires training, which psychodrama fosters on its stage laboratory.


Who shall survive?
IAGP International Psychodrama Conference 2019

4/9/2019 - 8/9/2019, Iseo (BS) - Italy

Conference ended

5 Days

147 Speakers

157 Events

360 Seats

Last News

Conference informations

Dear partecipant, we would like to give you some information about the next 2nd IAGP Psychodrama Conference and 8th Psychodrama Congress. Upon registration, you will be given a bag with Conference materials and a personalized badge, which we ask you to always wear inside the institute. PRE-CONFERENCE If you are enrolled in the Pre-Conference your […]

Workshop preview #107

Fabian Blobel (Germany) – Luigi Dotti (Ita) – Stefan Flegelskamp – (Germany-Swiss) Angela Sordano (Ita) – Rebecca Walters (USA) Symposium – English – Italian “Working with children” (psychotherapy, care and education) “Lavorare con i bambini (psicoterapia, cura ed educazione)” Abstracts Rebecca Walters – USA Sociodrama with Children’s Groups. Sociodrama, like Psychodrama, is a way for […]

Workshop preview #106

Carlos Maria Menegazzo (Argentina) Simposium – Spanish – Italian Partiendo de nuestros tiempos apocalípticos y de revelación, recordemos los finales y principios de milenios de la humanidad. En todos ellos, a pesar de grandes decadencias siempre hubo “sociedad sensible y critica” que fue sembrando renacimiento. Según astrólogos y metafísicos, el próximo renacimiento ocurrirá en el […]