英文自傳︰戲劇治療 Drama Therapy
戲劇治療英文自傳範例 Drama Therapy Autobiography Example
I have sat in audiences at the theater and felt a sense of freedom. At times of stress I played my flute until day turned to night. Painting offers me a window into my imagination and opens a door to escapism. Knowing the catharsis that emotional expression through the arts has offered me, I wonder, can I help others to attain well-being in the same way?
I have always been drawn to the creative arts and involved myself in some way throughout my life; from playing in school orchestras, acting in school plays, singing in bands for charity and completing murals and art displays. Throughout my working life I have carved out an informal niche role as the ‘creative go-to’ person. Realizing my talent and passion for the creative arts, I have been striving to find a role where I can marry my love of artistic expression with psychological explorations. It is my view that the MA in Drama therapy might offer me this balance. Whilst I am committed to every job role, I have always felt that something was missing. When I learned about this course, it felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders as it seemed like a perfect opportunity to combine my creative and therapeutic skills. I hope to be able to fuse my musical and artistic abilities to form a complimentary approach which could inform future Drama therapy practice.
In 2001, I completed a BSc (Hons) in Psychology with Criminology at Roehampton University, achieving a 2:1. The course requirements led to two dissertations being compiled and submitted and during this time I was focused on a career in forensic psychology. I started on my path to gain the experience needed to become a forensic psychologist, all the while gaining priceless life experience and an assortment of transferable strengths and skills. Throughout my academic experiences, there were times when personal circumstances were not ideal, however, I felt I worked well under the pressure, always remaining focused and driven. I am aware that a requirement of this course is to undertake personal therapy. This is something I have experience of and would welcome further exploration into, in order to learn more about myself, my journey and my emerging identity as a therapist.
In terms of hobbies, I have always been a keen theatre goer and enjoy musicals the most. I sit envious in the stalls inspired by the people on the stage. I also enjoy singing, and was part of a small band that sang to raise over £2500 for various charities. As a shy person when I was younger, I threw myself into experiences that would demand me to step out of the shadows and this has helped me become more confidant and able to present in front of others. I often go on holiday with my watercolours or at the very least a pencil and pad, so I can sketch. Travel is a big part of my life, and I hope to visit every continent at some point. I also enjoy varied socialising activities; cinema, photography, laughing with friends and family. In my spare time I find monologues on the internet and read them trying to embody the feelings of the characters. I also enjoy festivals, gigs and fancy dress.
I am a highly motivated and self-driven person with the ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment. I have a positive outlook on life and I am willing to invest time and effort into pursuing my long term goals. I always strive to encounter any problem with an open mind and seek to achieve well-being. I embrace training, reflective practice and supervision, as I see them as avenues for personal growth that will enhance my strengths and skills. I take direction well, but also use my initiative to complete a task. I will take on constructive criticism in the view that it will only be offered to better my abilities. I am not afraid to ask questions and I do tend to pick things up quickly.
Due to my life and work experience, tenacity and abilities to work with others, I believe I would be a benefit to the future cohort of trainees. Undertaking the MA in Drama therapy will, I hope, enable me to develop the knowledge and skills to fulfill my innate purpose – helping others to attain well-being through the arts.