World Storytelling Institute

is facilitating an



Introductory Workshop on


"Using Fairytale and Myth

in Drama-and-Movement Therapy"



Date and Time:  Sunday 2 Oct, 1:30pm-4:30pm.


Venue: Studio 360.

Directions:  On Cathedral Road, opp Stella Maris College entrance -- go onto Thiruveethian Street (see "Radha's Pan Stall").  Then take the first right, onto Gopalapuram 8th Street,

and see the Victor Evelyn Heritage Building (red gate).  Studio 360 is on the 4th floor (take the lift to the 3rd floor, and walk up a flight).


Fee:  Rs 800.


Advance Registration is required.



Workshop description


This would be an experiential session rich with stories of personal experiences, memories, imagination, dream-work, fairytales, myths, and movement activities -- aimed at exploration of, discovery of, and connection with self, others, and the universe, perhaps leading to transformation and healing.


No background in Psychology, Drama, etc, is needed.


By beginning to use these methods with themselves, participants might also begin to learn ways to use these methods with others.


The methods used in this Workshop could be used with people of all types and ages -- including for training people in Life Skills in Corporate settings, and for assisting people who might be experiencing conditions such as Hyperactivity (Attention Deficit Disorder), Dyslexia, and Autism.


This Workshop might be especially useful for people who might be considering a career as an (arts-related) Psychological Counsellor, Life Coach, Life Skills Trainer, Teacher, Special Educator, etc.



Workshop leaders


Mike Clarke (of London), and

Anshuma Kshetrapal (of New Delhi).




Mike Clarke --

Mike is a Drama Therapist from Southeast England, trained in the Sesame Institute approach, and a member of the British Association of Drama Therapists.  He is interested in ways theatre and the other arts can enhance well-being and positive mental health, particularly for young people.  He sees the arts as an effective tool for social and emotional change, both in educational and community settings.  Mike is also an actor, singer, and general theatre practitioner.  He has founded and directs Canti Dramatherapy.


Anshuma Kshetrapal --

Anshuma is a Drama-and-Movement Psychotherapist.  She has over 6 years of experience as a Psychological Counsellor, including with adult clients in hospitals, hospices, and nursing homes in New Delhi, Bangalore, and London.  Anshuma has taught in the New Delhi course of the Creative Movement Therapy Association of India.  She has founded and directs The Color of Grey Cells.


Mike and Anshuma have both have earned Masters degrees in Drama-and-Movement Therapy from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (with the Sesame Institute), in London.  Anshuma has also earned a Masters degree in Psycho-social Clinical Studies from the University of New Delhi.



The Sesame Institute approach to Drama-and-Movement Therapy is explained at .



For additional Information and to Register:

98403 94282





Additional Related Events --





Registration is open for Chennai's


1st Annual Int'l Conference on Expressive Arts Therapy, at Women's Christian College (with the East West Center for Counselling and Training), 8-10 Dec 2016.


Expressive Arts Therapy is the holistic, combined, and integrated use of all of the arts for therapeutic purposes.


The Conference is for Educators, Counsellors, People in the Arts, Parents, and anyone else who might be interested.


The Conference would have 3 tracks:


A) Using Expressive Arts Therapy in clinical settings (individual and group psychotherapy).


B) Using Expressive Arts in Education (for teaching values, languages, and other subjects); including in various types of Special Education, such as in relation to Hyperactivity (Attention Deficit Disorder), Dyslexia, and Autism.


C) Using Expressive Arts in Corporate settings, especially in Human Resource Depts.





Registration is also open for:


The One-year Course in Expressive Arts Therapy co-offered in Chennai by the East West Center for Counselling and Training, and the Psychology Dept of Women's Christian College.  The course is in its 6th year.  It begins on 5 December 2016.


This is the only course of its kind in India that is co-presented by a College.


The Course brochure is here (pdf file).