A few resources accessible through the internet that I find particularly useful:
‘Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing‘ (2017): a very important report produced by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, highlighting the evidences and demonstrating the health benefits of engagement in the arts
‘Play as if Your Mental Health Depended on It’ in Psychology Today November 2016: an article emphasising the importance and benefits of play and playfulness for depression, anxiety, hopelessness and loneliness
‘Drama Therapy: Unlocking the door to change’ in Medical News Today March 2016: an article recently published on how people with a range of mental health and social challenges can benefit from drama therapy
‘Expressive arts therapy and windows of tolerance’ in Psychology Today February 2016: a recent article on how expressive arts therapies provide a safe distance for self-expression and reparation
Dramascope: an online blog and discussion forum developed to facilitate an open, engaged, and critical dialogue pertaining to themes directly or indirectly linked to dramatherapy
Developmental Transformations (DvT): A particular dramatherapy approach that involves the continuous transformation of embodied encounters in a playspace
The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: an international community of professionals and individuals committed to developing relational perspectives and exploring similarities and differences with other approaches to analysis and psychotherapy
Subversive Storytelling: a website that creates space for critical reflection on the use of stories that challenge the status quo.
Collective Encounters: an arts organisation specialising in theatre for social change through collaborative practice, and using theatre to engage those on the margins of society, telling untold stories and tackling the local, national and international concerns of our time
International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM): a network of over 500 performing arts organisations and individual members working in the contemporary performing arts worldwide, and empowering performing arts professionals through access to international connections, knowledge and a dynamic forum for exchange
Practice-as-Research blog: an online discussion that looks at aspects of practice-as-research as a research methodology
Performance Research: an online journal that aims to promote a dynamic interchange between scholarship and practice in the expanding field of performance. Its emphasis is on contemporary performance arts within changing cultures
more to follow….