introductory workshop

Ōtautahi Christchurch

Introduction to Psychodrama November


Psychodrama methods are effective, empowering and fun.

The February Introduction to Psychodrama workshop was well subscribed so PANZ Ōtautahi Christchurch Campus has decided to run another workshop in November 2024. This workshop is open to anyone who wants to experience the psychodrama method and will be of particular interest to those of you considering training in psychodrama during 2025.

$120 incl GST

Dates & Times

  • Friday 15 November 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM and Saturday 16 November 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Please email or text Simon and let him know if you plan to come along or have any questions. +64 27 2767612


Village Health, 30 Lincoln Road, Ōtautahi Christchurch



There are some free and low-cost places, please contact Simon


Simon Gurnsey

Workshop Code


Training Hours

8 Hours

About the Workshop

Psychodrama enables us to develop a life that is rich and full, to flow from inner to outer, and back; to create and take joy in creation. It is a method that recognises our interrelatedness with all that is and provides a solid means to address deep feelings and the ongoing work of our becoming.

The more general term psychodrama includes psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry, role training and spontaneity training. You will be introduced to concepts like spontaneity, creativity, role, social and cultural atom, surplus reality and specific psychodramatic techniques like self-presentation, mirroring, doubling, role reversal, concretisation and maximisation.

Applications of the Psychodrama methods can be found in many different fields including management, training, education and therapy. Psychodrama-orientated groups change lives; they do this by assisting people to develop their capacity to maintain positive relationships in times of stress. This capacity is so often missing in the families we grow up in and the broader social systems of which we are a part. Psychodrama provides a structure to work on developing your ability to relate effectively to others and the unfolding process of your own life.


Simon Gurnsey

Simon Gurnsey

PANZ Ōtautahi Christchurch

Simon Gurnsey is a Sociometrist and an AANZPA TEP in training. Psychodrama has been his passion and delight since his first experience of it in the late 1980s. He combines his love for psychodrama and playback theatre to create a unique approach to personal and professional development. Simon has a deep commitment to helping groups and individuals grow and develop to produce thriving organisations and adequate and trained professionals in their chosen fields of work. He is a member of the AANZPA Executive and holds the office of Treasurer. He lives and works in the small community of Parua Bay.