International Seminar on Dream Work and Positive Psychology Action Methods (DWAPPAM), May 9th – 14th, 2017; Miami, Florida, USA
danielatsv at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 10:48:36 PST 2017
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Please see the information below.
Dr. Daniela Simmons, PhD
Dr. Daniela Simmons, Mark Wentworth and Dr. Nancy Kirsner
*Searching for the Wizard of Oz… Dream Work Through Action Methods and
Expressive Arts. Join us on the Yellow Brick Road!*
International Seminar on Action Methods
To be Held in Miami, Florida, USA
HOST: South Florida Center for Psychodrama
*May 9th – 14th, 2017*
*We are offering a six day seminar (up to 40 hours total).*
The seminar will start on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 1:00 PM and will end on
Sunday, May 14th, 2017 at 12:00 PM.
THE WIZARD OF OZ movie (1939) is the highest rated and most watched movie
of all times. Its story embodies our most enduring values and raises
provocative human issues of power vs. powerlessness, good vs. bad, and
escaping vs. embracing your roots.
As most of the story is set “within a dream” and “over the rainbow,” the
story and its characters offer rich action explorations around Dream Work,
Power, Belonging, Fallibility, and Hope.
*JOIN US ON THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD with action methods and Dream Work. We w**ill
bring our stories to life to discover ourselves more fully and to re-create
or try on a future best self.* Find your RED SHOES; meet and explore the
COWARDLY LION, the TIN MAN, and the SCARECROW. Consider and argue with the
GOOD AND BAD WITCHES of the North and South.
*This workshop will introduce participants to Dream Work and Positive
Psychology Action Methods (DWAPPAM) utilizing a diverse variety of
frameworks and skills such as: Psychodrama, Sociodrama, Sociometry, Color
Psychology, Playback and Dynamic Theatre, and Positive Psychology.*
Throughout the seminar, theoretical frameworks and their action
explorations will be both demonstrated and practiced. Within a safe
environment, participants will create, re-create, and explore images,
emotions, colors, characters, and dreams for expansion and healing. As we
bring our personal inner worlds and shared collective worlds together
through play and spontaneity, we can choose, change and transform
lives….and AS WE CHANGE the WORLD CHANGES US.
1. Describe and demonstrate the basic elements, techniques and stages
associated with classical psychodrama, action methods, and Dream Work.
2. Demonstrate, understand, and employ the main aspects of experiential
work: self-reflection, self-evaluation, and integration of personal and
3. Explore in action the Positive Psychology basic concepts (and research)
about Character Strengths Positive Emotions, Mindset, and Resiliency.
4. Understand and elevate your own empowerment through story, changing your
narrative, Dream Work, and Positive within a supportive group environment.
5. Integration – “There’s no place like home” (Meaning/Purpose/Pleasure) =
Finding Your Wizard
This conference is intended for individuals who are or are interested in
becoming Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Life Coaches,
Teachers, etc. and for those who are interested in self-awareness,
self-improvement, and self-care.
*The cost of the training is:*
Early bird registration:
$600 per 6-day workshop participation, paid by March 31st, 2017
$700 per 6-day workshop participation paid after March 31st, 2017
*Payment, in case of travel cancellation, will be credited to future
*Locations and Accommodations:*
The seminar will be held at the *South Florida Center for Psychodrama*,
Office of Dr. Nancy Kirsner, located in Miami, FL, USA.
A block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate for the seminar
attendees at the *Hampton Inn Miami Dadeland*, 8200 SW 70th Avenue, Miami,
Florida, 33143, USA
Reservations can be made by calling TEL: +1-305 269 0072 (press option “1”
for reservations) and referencing the Group Code “*ETT”*
Special rate of $139.00 per night plus tax) double room, opportunity for
The hotel is *2.6 miles away from the group meeting venue and a free
transportation is available*. Located in the Dadeland shopping district,
the hotel serves a* free daily hot buffet breakfast* (or “On the Run
breakfast bags”). It features an *outdoor pool and hot tub* and has a* free
shuttle service to Miami International Airport*, which is 10 miles away.
Rooms have *free Wi-Fi and a TV with expanded cable channels, which include
a Brazilian TV network*. A desk and coffee-making facilities are provided.
A 24-hour front desk, *business center, and fitness center* are on site at
the Hampton Inn Miami Dadeland. Dry cleaning is available for a fee, and *free
parking* is available.
*PLEASE NOTE: Group cut-off Date: April 9th, 2017 (Last day to make
If you or your organization is interested in being a sponsor of the event,
please contact one of the organizers.
*Scholarships Available! *
For an application form, please contact Daniela Simmons @
danielatsv at gmail.com
Attendees receive hours for certification as a practitioner in psychodrama
and dynamic theatre.
<http://www.psychodramacertification.org/>For international and
out-of-state Florida participants,
the organizers will offer a three (3) day sight-seeing adventure in Miami
and the surrounding area after the seminar!
<http://www.psychodramacertification.org/>For more information, please
Daniela Simmons: danielatsv at gmail.com
Mark Wentworth: mark at colourforlife.com
or go to
*Daniela Simmons, PhD,* is a Certified Practitioner (CP) and a Trainer
(PAT) in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. Daniela is a
member of the Executive Council of the American Society of Group
Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP); a liaison of the ASGPP Chapters
Committee; a member of the ASGPP Research Committee; and a liaison of the
American Journal in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.
Daniela is the founder of the Expressive Therapies Training Institute
*Mark Wentworth* is internationally-known action methods' and color
therapist. Mark has been traveling and presenting in numerous countries in
Europe and Asia, as well as in the United States. Mark is well known to the
professionals of numerous national and international psychological
societies; and is often a special guest on TV programs, conferences and
presentations. Mark is the founder of the Colour for Life method;
co-founder of the Dynamic Theatre Action Method and of the Dynamic Theatre
World Association (DTWA).
*Dr. Nancy Kirsner*, PhD, is a Certified Positive Psychologist, licensed
Marriage and Family therapist, and a Board Certified Trainer, Educator,
Practitioner and Fellow of Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy. She has
been in practice, teaching, or consulting for 40 years. Nancy loves to
teach using Action Explorations with different populations such as
financial planners, lawyers, and members of churches/ temples. She
facilitates Bibliodrama (stories from the Bible) at both temples/churches.
Nancy created and has taught Positive Psychology and Jewish Fundamentals
for the last three years in Miami. Nancy works as a Trial Consultant with
attorneys. Most recently, Nancy has been a Teaching Assistant for two years
to the Certification in Positive Psychology Program at Kripalu.
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