Workshop: Persephone and the Pomegranate seeds.
Saturday 28 November 2020
08:00 to 09:00 (SOLD OUT)
Persephone is split. For six months of the year, she lives with Hades in the Underworld; for the other six months of the year she lives with Demeter, her mother, on Earth. Whilst Persephone is in the Underworld, Demeter is bereft (lockdown isolation comes to mind) and weeps, mourning her absent daughter. The rains, just like the mother’s tears, fall and the Earth is barren.
And what of the messenger who comes to collect Persephone from one world to transport her to the next? This dynamic moment also lends itself to reflect on our current work and lives within the chaotic external world and its pressures. Where have we come from, where are we going, which way do we turn? What will inform our decision-making going forward?
If you wish to explore love, validation and resilience at this poignant time in our history through enacted moments from this key myth, then this is the workshop for you!
This creative, interactive online workshop will be restricted to 12 delegates so that delegates have the choice of either taking on, for exploration, one of the four key character roles at a moment that resonates particularly for you in the myth, or you might choose to take on the role of witness, to observe the enactments of others and engage in the discussion that follows. There will be a brief time for everyone’s personal reflections stimulated by the enactment by the end of the workshop, and delegates will have the opportunity to process the material with their own drawings/sketches and some written words of expression. No need to research the myth beforehand. I will retell you the story when we start. In the event that that the workshop is full, and you wish to take part, please leave your details with Amy as I am able to repeat the workshop the following weekend at a minimal charge.
This session is being recorded.
Jeanette Glasser MA Dramatherapist/Clinical Supervisor.
I work therapeutically in a progressive school in London in the Learning Support department, primarily with students with ASD; I supervise trainee counsellors and therapists; I have a private practice from home, and coach drama and medical students.
Please note, this workshop is limited to 12 people and must be booked. SOLD OUT