Bibliodrama

BIBLIODRAMA 

AWARENESS GROUPS 
ONGOING GROUPS


RETREATS



Bibliodrama

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                                                 BIBLIODRAMA 


Bibliodrama is a special form of sociodrama that applies action methods to written or oral texts, especially the Bible. Through various action techniques using biblical or other texts, the group explores thoughts and feelings, hopes and fears, individual and collective issues. Linda Condon, a well-known specialist in bibliodrama, describes it as an experiential process for encountering the deeper personal, interpersonal and social dimensions of the written word--the Bible or any piece of literature. Using sociodramatic action techniques in a safe, respectful group environment stories are encountered and the images, allusions, personages and places of the story are explored and experienced. The enactment brings the story to life and the participants often report connecting profoundly and deeply to the dynamics they discover in the Scripture or other written word. The use of biblical texts makes it especially powerful for religious and spiritual themes. By acting out biblical scenes, God’s wisdom, which, at times, can seem cold and distant, enlivens participants’ understanding of themselves, each other and the world around them. It also helps them to deepen their understanding of God’s word as it is lived in the present moment and in the context of daily life. One’s spirituality is deepened and lives are renewed as God’s wisdom speaks through action. Within a secure and mutually supportive group atmosphere, participants are able to access their deepest connection with the Spirit as God’s action in our lives becomes palpable through our interaction with others. The group’s nurturing touch enkindles genuine concern, compassion and love of neighbor, and the freedom to practice it—live it—in everyday situations.

Bibliodrama enactment

          BIBLIODRAMA AWARENESS GROUPS           

  ACTION METHODS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH  

AWARENESS GROUPS: Bibliodrama open group sessions for beginners

Objectives:

  • Spiritual growth
  • Deepen connections to the group
  • Deepen faith and connections to the Spirit through the group
  • Deepen understanding of scripture and its application to life
  • Learn Bibliodrama techniques

Who will Benefit:

  • Those seeking spiritual affirmation and renewal
  • Those seeking to learn about and deepen understanding of scripture
  • Religious professionals seeking new ways to connect scripture with life
  • Therapists who want to broaden their understanding and use of action methods.

Presenter: Fr. Jon P. Kirby SVD, MDiv, MA, PhD, CP, PAT. 

Jon is a Catholic priest and anthropologist. He is a certified practitioner (CP) and trainer intern (PAT) of psychodrama and other action methods which he uses for cross-cultural training, intercultural competence training and conflict resolution—especially conflict arising from diversity issues—with groups of different cultures and with ethnically diverse couples. 

When: Beginning Nov. 2013. Contact us for details.

Where: Spirituality and Culture, SVD House 2181 W. 25th St. Los Angeles CA 90018

Registration: No registration needed.

Cost: $30.00 per session

Training: Approved CEUs for MFT & LCSW by the Board of Behavioral Sciences–Dr. Donell Miller Provider. Approved hours in Drama Therapy & Psychodrama by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.

Contact: Fr. Jon P. Kirby SVD (323) 402-0249 or (202) 290-8325, zanyeya@gmail.com

 

             BIBLIODRAMA ONGOING GROUPS                

  ACTION METHODS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH  

ONGOING GROUPS: Bibliodrama closed group sessions that meet 8 times

Objectives:

  • Spiritual growth
  • Deepen connections to the group
  • Deepen faith and connections to the Spirit through the group
  • Deepen understanding of scripture and its application to life
  • Learn Bibliodrama techniques

Who will Benefit:

  • Those seeking spiritual affirmation and renewal
  • Those seeking to learn about and deepen understanding of scripture
  • Religious professionals seeking new ways to connect scripture with life
  • Therapists who want to broaden their understanding and use of action methods.

Presenter: Fr. Jon P. Kirby SVD, MDiv, MA, PhD, CP, PAT. 

Jon is a Catholic priest and anthropologist. He is a certified practitioner (CP) and trainer intern (PAT) of psychodrama and other action methods which he uses for cross-cultural training, intercultural competence training and conflict resolution—especially conflict arising from diversity issues—with groups of different cultures and with ethnically diverse couples. 

When: Beginning Nov. 2013. Contact us for details.

Where: Spirituality and Culture, SVD House, 2181 W. 25th St. Los Angeles CA 90018. (N.B. Sessions can be offered at other venues on request.)

Registration: Registering participants now (12 minimum).

Cost: $160.00 for 8 sessions

Training: Approved CEUs for MFT & LCSW by the Board of Behavioral Sciences–Dr. Donell Miller Provider. Approved hours in Drama Therapy & Psychodrama by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.

Contact: Fr. Jon P. Kirby SVD (323) 402-0249 or (202) 290-8325, zanyeya@gmail.com


                    BIBLIOGRAMA RETREATS                     

 ACTION METHODS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH 

RETREATS: Spiritual renewal through Bibliodrama

Objectives:

  • Spiritual growth
  • Deepen connections to the group
  • Deepen faith and connections to the Spirit through the group
  • Deepen understanding of scripture and its application to life
  • Learn Bibliodrama techniques

Who will Benefit:

  • Those seeking spiritual affirmation and renewal
  • Those seeking to learn about and deepen understanding of scripture
  • Religious professionals seeking new ways to connect scripture with life
  • Therapists who want to broaden their understanding and use of action methods.

Presenter: Fr. Jon P. Kirby SVD, MDiv, MA, PhD, CP, PAT. 

Jon is a Catholic priest and anthropologist. He is a certified practitioner (CP) and trainer intern (PAT) of psychodrama and other action methods which he uses for cross-cultural training, intercultural competence training and conflict resolution—especially conflict arising from diversity issues—with groups of different cultures and with ethnically diverse couples. 

When: Beginning Nov. 2013. Contact us for details.

Where: Divine Word Retreat Center, 11316 Cypress Ave. Riverside CA 92505  (Retreats can be offered at other venues on request.)

Registration: Registering participants now (12 minimum).

Cost: $120.00 (room & board not included)

Training: Approved CEUs for MFT & LCSW by the Board of Behavioral Sciences–Dr. Donell Miller Provider. Approved hours in Drama Therapy & Psychodrama by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.

Contact: Fr. Jon P. Kirby SVD (323) 402-0249 or (202) 290-8325, zanyeya@gmail.com


Upcoming Schedule of Events 

Date Time Event
Sundays 3:00pm Bibliodrama Awareness (SVD House)
Not fixed Not fixed Bibliodrama Ongoing (SVD House)
Not fixed  Not fixed Bibliodrama Retreat (Divine Word Retreat Center)