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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Falling Turtle is a new community drama therapy group using psychodrama methods to work with mental illness, anxieties and depression.

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Many individuals may find conventional speaking therapies to be invasive. Whereas Drama Therapy gives them the platform of self discovery that is naturally inviting and safe. The process of creating can unlock feelings and opportunities to share their hurt and issues. Drama games continue to prove an excellent and effective process to transport participants to a time where life was more simpler and before trauma occurred. Shakespeare was right when he said "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players", therefore Falling Turtle offers is members to have the experience of practising and learning how to best understand and conquer the roles life asks us to adorn.

​Drama therapy is used in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, mental health centres, prisons, and businesses. Drama therapy, as a form of 'expressive therapy' (also known as creative arts therapies'), exists in many forms and can be applicable to individuals, couples, families, and various groups.The field has expanded to allow many forms of theatrical interventions as therapy including role-play, theatre games, group-dynamic games, mime, puppetry and other improvisational techniques.

The name “Falling Turtle” is inspired by the great ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus. According to Freeman and Schlegel, he is “the father of tragedy”. Aristotle accredited him as introducing interaction and conflict between characters of his plays.The historian Valerius Maximus wrote that he was killed by an eagle dropping a tortoise on his head. Mistaking his baldness for a rock, whereby the eagle might crack the shell open and eat. This for us symbolises sometimes unorthodox methods of drama therapy in combating tragedy and conflict within our lives.

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      Falling Turtle is inspired by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus who was killed by an eagle. Who tried cracking a turtle open to eat, mistaking his baldness for a rock. This symbolises using outdated theatrical techniques for effective, lasting therapy.

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