Friday, August 19, 2011

Clever video explains function of doubling for personal and social change

Here's another great video.

Edmund Chow, of Applied Theatre in Singapore, created this fun video to explain a role play technique from psychodrama, called "doubling." Doubling is a tool to help clients articulate unexpressed feelings and thoughts. When the client hears it, he or she can change it accordingly - whether he or she agrees or not.

By expressing these unsaid thoughts and feelings, the client may receive clarity on his or her feelings, thoughts or behaviors. As a result, the community serves as a therapeutic witness also develops empathy for the protagonist.