TSM Psychodrama for Personal Restoration, Renewal & Cultural Connection
“I think it is essential sometimes to retreat, to stop everything that you have been doing, to stop your beliefs and experiences completely, and look at them anew. You would then let fresh air into your mind, wouldn’t you? If you can do so, you would be open to the mysteries of nature and to things that are whispering about us, which you would not otherwise reach.”
J.L Moreno, the founder of psychodrama, once said to Sigmund Freud: “I start where you leave off. … You analyze their dreams. I give them the courage to dream again. You analyze and tear them apart. I let them act out their conflicting roles and help them to put the parts back together again.”
Moreno crafted the word: “psychodrama” from the Greek, meaning: “the soul in action.” As a tool for healing and personal growth, it provides a vehicle for taking all the thoughts and feelings that careen around inside our minds and hearts and bring them outside, where we can take a look at them from a distance. We can then make choices about how we want to re-organize them, discarding ones that no longer serve, and reinforcing those that help us along our desired path.
Whether you are experienced in this form of personal growth work, or totally new to this modality, if you are ready to explore who you are, where you have been, and where you desire to go in the future, this retreat is for you.
These retreats will combine 30+ hours of personal growth, psychodrama sessions with diverse cultural adventures on the beautiful and mystical island of Bali in Indonesia. Included will be a trip to the famous Tanah Lot Temple, one of the ten most photographed sites in the world. Free time for exploration and relaxation is also included. Psychodrama hours may be used toward certification by the American Board of Examiners, the Korean Psychodrama Association, The North American Drama Therapy Association, and Therapeutic Spiral International. (Check with your local certifying board to see if they accept these hours as well.)
TAKSU HEALING HAVEN – Ubud, Bali – is a jungle paradise in the Heart of Ubud. It features a World Class Spa & Salon, Restaurants, Yoga, and Workshop Spaces. Participants will receive a 15% discount on any additional food and beverage and on all Spa services. Visit www.taksuspa.com for a listing of services available. Visit www.taksuhealinghaven.com for a listing of the healing practitioners in residence and the services they offer.
Cost: The fee for all psychodrama sessions over six days, seven community meals (four dinners and 3 lunches), and all cultural events is US$750 per person inclusive. A 50% deposit will hold your place and is due no later than 2 Jan. Balance due on first day of retreat. Those who pay in full by 2 Jan. pay only $600 per person. Transportation and accommodations are not included. Kitas holders receive an additional 15% discount.
Limited to 15 participants per session, so please register early. Booking details at conclusion of this information.
For More Information: Please e-mail email@example.com or call +1 603 203 4130 (between 7 September and 24 November) or +62 8123 844 5792 (after 26 November.)
Psychodrama Retreats’ schedule of events:
Arrive in Bali Saturday evening and have Sunday to rest, or arrive on Sunday morning and be ready to arrive at Taksu Healing Haven, Ubud, by 5pm.
Sunday evening: 5 to 6:30pm – Welcome Buffet Dinner at Taksu; selections available whatever your dietary needs.
6:45 to 9:15pm – Psychodrama of Intentions: What do I want to offer to the group and receive for myself during the retreat?
Morning: 9:30am to 1pm – Psychodrama Session on Cultivating Gratitude (“If the only prayer we ever say is ‘thank you,’ that is enough.” – Meister Eckhart)
This session includes instruction in and making of Canang (pronounced “Chanang,”) small, Balinese offering baskets, that you get to keep. We will then create our group Canang of our collective strengths.
Afternoon: Lunch on your own and free time to relax, enjoy a massage or facial (discounts available at Taksu Spa,) or whatever you elect to do.
Evening: 5- 6 PM – Dinner at Taksu (with choices to suit all dietary needs.)
6:15 – 9:15pm – Psychodrama Session
Morning: 9:30am to 1pm – Psychodrama Session
Afternoon: 1:15 – 2:15 – Lunch Buffet at Taksu
2:30 – 6:30 – Psychodrama Session
Evening: Dinner on your own and evening free to relax or take in Balinese Dancing or other cultural events.
Morning: Trip to Ubud Market & Balinese Cooking Class (a highlight of our 2018 retreat), culminating in eating the food we have prepared.
Late Afternoon: 3 – 6 pm – Psychodrama Session
Evening: 6:15 to 7:15 – Pizza Meal (various choices – we will still be full from lunch.)
7:30 – 9:30 pm – Psychodrama Session
Morning: 9:30am – 1pm – Psychodrama Session
Afternoon: 1:15 to 2:15 – Lunch Buffet at Taksu
2:30 – depart from Taksu for Pura Tanah Lot (400-year old, island temple on Bali’s West Coast including marketplace rich with local crafts and artifacts. Tanah Lot is one of the 10 most photographed sites in the world!)
Dinner at sunset at Tanah Lot and return to hotel. Cost of this dinner is not included, but there are a number of inexpensive warungs (restaurants)on the cliff overlooking the ocean from which to select.
Free for hotel check out and/or shopping – lunch on your own. You may decide to stay until Saturday morning or later. That choice is yours, but many flights depart Bali very late at night/early Saturday morning and last year’s participants all decided to opt for those flights.
Afternoon: 12:30 – 4:45 – Psychodrama Session
Evening: 5:00 – 6:30 Closing Meal at Taksu – 3 Course Menu with various choices.
6:45 – 8:15 pm – Closing Psychodrama Session and heading to Airport or back to Hotel.
Please Note: Transportation and accommodations are not included in Retreat tuition. We recommend The Evitel Resort in Ubud (check them out at http://theevitelresortubud.com/ ). Participants from Korea who attended our 2018 Retreat were very pleased with the resort. They are walking distance to Taksu Healing Haven (and can provide a shuttle for a small fee), provide clean & comfortable rooms, offer friendly service, and their restaurant and swimming pool are on the roof of the hotel with an incredible view.
They are offering us a special price of IDR 600,000 net per night including breakfast (for single or double room.) At the current exchange rate, that is under US$42 per night. To book at the Evitel please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org In the subject line please write: Mario’s Retreat Group. In the body of the e-mail indicate: Name(s) of guest(s), number of rooms you are requesting, and dates of arrival and departure (if you want to come early and/or stay after the retreat concludes you can have the same retreat rate.) They will send you details about options for payment.
It is fine if you select to stay elsewhere in Ubud vacinity. Just make sure you are close enough to get from your accommodation to Taksu at scheduled times.
Booking your place:
To reserve your place in the retreat we must receive a deposit of
US$375 by 2 January, 2019. Balance of US$375 is due on first day of retreat. If you pay in full by 2 January, 2019, the total fee is US$600. This includes advertised psychodrama sessions, cultural experiences, community meals, and certificate of participation.
Payments fully refundable up to 2 January. Between 2 and 15 January, you may receive ½ returned. After 15 January there are no refunds.
You may use direct deposit to an Indonesian Bank Account (details provided below) or by PayPal to email@example.com
All transfer fees are the responsibility of the participant. If paying by PayPal, use “Friends and Family” Option and there is no fee.
Bank Transfers should be made to:
BNI Bank (PT Bank Negara Indonesia)
Jalan Raya Puputan No 27, Renon, Denpasar, Indonesia
Acct. Name: Motivational Arts Consultants
Acct. Number: 7777788440
SWIFT: BNINIDJARNN Detail: for Feb or March Retreat (please indicate accordingly). Ask for confirmation to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once registered and funds received you will receive confirmation by e-mail or other means listed in registration form.