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Imaginal Psychotheatrics

  • Rob Allen
  • Nina Krebs

Abstract

The term imaginal, from the Latin imago, relates to the imagination and using rhetorical figures in discourse. Its use with Psychotheatrics describes a group process that nourishes and explores shared exper­ience and imagery that may be viewed, created, or both. Imaginal Psychotheatrics is designed for people who hold an important charac­teristic in common. In a group setting, people with similar experiences explore a situation related to that shared experience. As they engage with the experience, they create an energy system that combines two complex dynamics: 1) the message of the Expressive Arts rendition and their experience of it, with 2) their relationship with each other and/or their common experience.

Keywords

Group Process Time Perspective Previous Link Original Story Group Issue 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Bormann, E.G. (1972) ‘Fantasy and Rhetorical Vision’, Quarterly journal of speech, Speech Communication Association, Vol. 58, pp. 396–407.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Bormann, E.G. (1982) ‘Fantasy and Rhetorical Vision: Ten Years Later’, Quarterly journal of speech, Speech Communication Association, Vol. 68, pp. 288–305.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 2.
    Bormann, E.G. (1972) ‘Fantasy and Rhetorical Vision’, Quarterly journal of speech, Speech Communication Association, Vol. 58, p. 398.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Rob Allen and Nina Krebs 2007

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  • Rob Allen
  • Nina Krebs

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