Tag Archives: psychodrama

Styx and stones may break my bones

“I cannot bring myself to do it; I cannot bring myself.” And yet he does. Finding a token for the fare man. “Styx and stones may break my bones,” He hunches his body against the Window Watching the shadows reflected on the Glass wall. “I have been a journeyman drawing in The water; Cast now […]

The adolescent poet no longer

section one of the Hunched Man is concluded. The next blog will begin section two: the Painted Mirror

Facebook and Psychodrama

From the perspective of this Psychodramatist, Facebook is the social manifestation and confirmation of Moreno’s essential message: we live our lives simultaneously as protagonists in our own life drama and as auxiliaries (supporting actors) in the life dramas of other people. As soon as we recognize that reality we can begin to develop the roles […]

Safety of the Group

Group norms act as prohibitors, permission givers and commandments to the behavior of individual members of the group. From the ancient Hebrews to medical doctors, to lawyers and even to the financial group of Wall street traders who serve in the role of villains in today’s economic drama, what we may do, may not do, […]

Live by the Group

Live by the sword, die by the sword is an ancient, and probably true statement regarding  choice and  consequence.  But we  also  know  another truth which  seems at times to confound us: Live by the group, die by the group. Short of seeking shelter in a continuing  string of different groups we  are  functionally  wed […]

The voice of life

A line popped into my head some months ago and reappears from time to time bringing with it new perspectives, or perhaps re-aligning old ones. The line is simply: We are all fleshy manifestations of a ubiquitous spirit. As I try today to make some relational sense of language and our bodies and the way […]

Ethics vs. Group Norms

Clearly there are enough lessons from History,  Sociology and Social Psychology to convince us that more often than not group norms trump individual ethics. In the current “wannabe” debate between  the pros and cons (interesting  abbreviations as they apply  to Wall  Street) of new regulations for the financial “industry” ( a misnomer?) we seem to […]