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Psychodrama Workshop at Craigieburn Forest Park

Wednesday, October 18, 2023   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: Training, mental wellbeing, workshop, Relationships

You are invited to participate in a unique personal development 3-day workshop at Craigieburn Forest Park in the Canterbury High Country. This workshop will be run by AANZPA certificated psychodramatists Ali Watersong and Craig Whisker.

The workshop uses the psychodrama method to promote and expand creativity and spontaneity in all aspects of life, including personal, global and spiritual issues. During the workshop you can expect to enhance or regenerate life by developing new responses in your relationship with yourself, your family, friends, workplace or community.

Dates: Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th February 2024.
Time: From 6pm on Thursday to 3pm on Sunday. You are welcome to arrive anytime after 5pm on Thursday.
Location: Craigieburn Environment Centre - just over 100km west of Christchurch on State Highway 73 (approximately 105 minutes travel time).
Cost: $900 to $1300 per person including GST - depending on income. This includes all accommodation and meals.

Places are limited so register early!

Visit Ali Watersong's website for more information on this psychodrama workshop, including how to register and payment options. You can also contact the organisers directly for further details:

  • Ali Watersong: 027 276 5992 or awatersong[at]; and
  • Craig Whisker: craigwhisker1161[at]

The Craigieburn Environment Centre is nestled in beech forest at the base of the Craigieburn Mountain Range. This beautiful environment has been chosen to support mental and emotional restoration, and to promote creative expression. This will be our ninth annual psychodrama workshop in the mountains!

The aim of the workshop is to offer experiential psychodrama to a wide range of people, including those with no previous psychodrama experience.

About the facilitators

Ali Watersong is a certificated psychodramatist now living in Whakatu/Nelson. She has led numerous personal growth groups over the past 30+ years and delights in using the psychodrama method to assist people to create the lives they want. She loves being in nature whether that is through tramping, kayaking, skiing or playing with her dog, Sophie.

Craig Whisker is a certificated psychodramatist and educator who first experienced psychodrama in 1988 and completed training from 2000-2007. Craig lives with Selina in Kihikihi - southwest of Hamilton - and together they have five adult children.