What's different about the Sesame Approach?
- It promotes the use of Drama and Movement Therapy. This comes from Sesame's primary premise that both body and imagination - movement combined with drama - are needed as a means of raising self-esteem and making life changes.
- While using enactment and movement, it is non performance orientated and is geared to the creative process, rather than the expertise of the finished product.
- It works less with the solution finding, left brain logic of the external world. It gives a place to the learning found in play: spontaneity that emerges from the inner world.
- It is oblique - meeting people's trauma or pain through metaphor rather than directly in an invasive way. The working premise is that a client will have developed effective ways of coping with or avoiding a difficulty. Experience shows that when a problem is confronted too early it will disappear and remain out of reach. We are not in the business of taking away a person's coping strategies but in helping them feel safe enough to finally embrace and explore buried feelings.
- It has a bias towards gesture, myth, and dream as being the first language of therapy and self-development.
- It places value on the depths or psyche-soul of each human individual and attempts to find a way beyond what is known through the ritual of an established session format.