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Psychodrama Event

Chop Wood, Carry Water

Event Cost: 
$325 early bird (by 1 Sept); $345 full fee; $275 student concession

Chop Wood, Carry Water

No matter how skilful we might become at turning our attention to the present moment as facilitators,

group leaders, therapists, coaches, and co-creators, we can never capture 'presence' as an artefact,

to be stored up for later use. Presence remains a thing of the moment: ephemeral and emergent,

requiring our attention and intention, and a commitment to enter the unknown.

'Chopping wood and carrying water' refers to a willingness to repeatedly be open to what is.

It includes being open to the possibility of generating fresh experiences and

integrating them into our being and our actions in the world.

This 2-day psychodrama workshop will use action methods to focus on creating in the moment,

based on the emerging interests and experiences of the group participants. It will involve active,

experiential learning. There will be opportunities to reflect on the relevance of this work in a

variety of settings.

Participants can expect to generate a range of experiences of the psychodrama method and

to become familiar with the training approach taken at the Melbourne Campus.


Who’s it for?

This workshop is for people interested in experiencing the psychodrama method and for

people wishing to discover its relevance for their professional and clinical work with individuals

and groups. It is highly recommended for people wishing to enrol in the

2019 Training Group.


Workshop Leader

Hilde Knottenbelt is a Psychodramatist with over 30 years experience as a teacher,

trainer and educator in experiential learning. She is the 2018 Training Group Coordinator

at the Melbourne Campus of Psychodrama Australia and has been on the teaching staff

since 2001. Hilde leads originally-devised Creative Voice groups in the community

using vocal improvisation and story telling. She works in private practice as a counsellor,

supervisor and coach with a range of people, including creative professionals.


Training in Psychodrama at Melbourne Campus

The training run by Psychodrama Australia Melbourne Campus is accredited through

the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Inc. (AANZPA).

For further details either click on the logo below or go to their website at <>

If you have further questions about psychodrama or psychodrama training you can:

1) Send us a general enquiry or question through our email by clicking here;


2) Browse our Frequently Asked Questions <

3) Contact Jenny Hutt on 0419 001 691 or Hilde Knottenbelt on 0419 192 187










Saturday 29th September, 2018
Start 10:00 am
10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 29-30 September
Ceres Community Environmental Park
Cnr Stewart St and Roberts St Brunswick East
Melbourne, VIC 3057