£110raised of £10,600 target by 3 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,600 to pay for Lauren Hart to train as a dramatherapist so she can use her skills to create value for vulnerable children & adults around the world

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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I want to become a leading force to create positive social change using the therapeutic tools of theatre to inspire and make a fundamental difference to individual lives especially children. I believe that theatre has the potential to change lives and should be accessible for everyone regardless of background. It can help to tackle sensitive issues in the third person or talk about situations which maybe too difficult to discuss directly. I’m incredibly grateful that I have been able to use theatre to overcome obstacles in my own life and I want to share this tool with others. Throughout my work I want to create a safe, comfortable environment, one, which is inclusive and open to everyone to practically engage with, creating new relevant approaches for change. This is one that is not an escape from reality but which is a journey enabling transformation to discover the true self. I believe that no one need suffer alone or be held back by circumstances they have been born into or are currently facing. I believe that each person has an inner potential and through support in taking personal responsibility regardless of circumstances has the ability to change past experiences. I want to be this support and positive influence to whomever I encounter. I strongly feel that this needs to be delivered in a fun manner, the use of laughter and enjoyment are an important part of any work I do in this field. This type of work is deeply fulfilling for me on a personal level. I am keen to introduce the arts to people who have little or no engagement with it. Dramatherapy enables me to combine my two passions. I have been offered a place to train to be a dramatherapist at Derby University and unfortunately the fees are quite high (10,600 for the two year course) and I am not eligible for any funding programmes. I would be extremely grateful for any help you can offer no matter how small to support me on my journey.
For more information on dramatherapy http://badth.org.uk/dtherapy

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  • Lauren Hart

    Lauren Hart

    10 days ago

    Lauren Hart

    My long term aim as a Dramatherapist is to set up my own practice working in my local community in UK whilst also setting up international projects in particular in Africa which I have always felt a strong connection to. I was extremely fortunate to have been chosen to take part in a volunteer project 2009. I supported the community in Mamre a village in South Africa for 2 months. My dream is to return to Africa equipped with dramatherapy skills to work and support children who have experienced trauma due to circumstances beyond their control.

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  • Lauren Hart

    Lauren Hart

    11 days ago

    Lauren Hart

    I'm very excited about receiving the offer of a place at Derby University. Dramatherapy combines my passion of theatre and helping people. This is something I have wanted to do for a very long time and money always seems to be my biggest obstacle. Now I am busy looking for jobs to provide my living costs during the course and other ways to fundraise. If you would like to support me please donate how ever big or small every donation will contribute towards me succeeding in my goal. I determine to create as much value as I can through my work.

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  • Purrfect Curtains

    Purrfect Curtains

    May 21, 2017

    Good luck in your quest!


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  • Jan-Erik Jakki Von Lühmann

    Jan-Erik Jakki Von Lühmann

    May 16, 2017

    right on !


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Lauren Hart

Lauren Hart

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Lauren Hart is British Theatre maker, performer and educator. She has ten years of experience creating theatre projects for children and adults. She is passionate about using theatre to create value and making positive changes in society. www.thisislaurenhart.com

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