Susan Aaron, B.A., RP - Originator and Trainer
Susan is an Ontario Registered Psychotherapist, a Canadian certified director of Psychodrama, a former registered massage therapist and a Reiki Master with extensive training in body psychotherapy. In 1990 she created a training program called Psychodramatic Bodywork®. Since then, Susan’s trainings and workshops have helped people from Canada, the U.S. and Europe, by teaching and applying the principles supporting the physical, emotional and spiritual journey. She has produced two videos that illustrate her work on anger and fear. These are both available for purchase on the Products page.
When offering workshops she works with a team of skilled students and graduates who help create the safe space that is an essential requirement for transformative experiences. Their presence contributes to the relaxed and fun atmosphere that these workshops are known for and helps foster learning in an easy, natural manner. A spiritual component that deepens the effectiveness of the work is incorporated into the trainings. Susan channels messages to her students with the support of a council of guides.
Susan was the recipient of the 2006 Innovator’s award, presented by the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (A.S.G.P.P.). This award acknowledges her innovative work in combining psychodrama and bodywork.
What is Psychodramatic Bodywork®?
This training combines two forms of psychotherapy: Psychodrama and Bodywork.
Psychodrama uses dramatic action methods to free and integrate spontaneity blocked by earlier trauma. Bodywork uses Safe Touch to help individuals connect with the messages that are held in the body as pain, numbness and/or illness. Susan works with a skilled team of assistants who perform demonstrations that help illustrate the theory and the process of Psychodramatic Bodywork®. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun and fosters learning in an easy, natural manner. A spiritual component that deepens the effectiveness of the work is incorporated into the training.
Psychodrama is . . .
. . . a form of psychotherapy in which blocked spontaneity from earlier traumas is unblocked and reintegrated through dramatic action methods
Bodywork is . . .
. . . a form of healing that involves touching numb, tense or painful areas in a safe manner. This process often directs us to unexpressed emotions that can be expressed, resulting in a freeing of body energy flow.
Psychodramatic Bodywork® is . . .
. . . Susan Aaron's unique integration of these two dynamic techniques.
Psychodramatic Bodywork® serves . . .
. . . as a powerful complement to diverse therapeutic modalities.