Masterclass Series: Creating an Atmosphere of Possibility

Experiential therapist Sharmini Winslow facilitated the energizing psychodrama masterclass ‘Creating an Atmosphere of Possibility’ on the 31 October 2016 at the Winslow Clinic.

20 participants were treated to an enriching psychodrama experience that changed their perspectives about challenging moments in their teaching journey.

For most, it was their first encounter with psychodrama and it proved to be an eye-opening experience.

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31 October 2015 : Creating an Atmosphere of Possibility


The masterclass series is SDEA's platform to advocate regular professional development among drama educators, drama trainers and theatre practitioners through flexible and skills-focused 5-hour workshops. In coming across disruptive students in the classroom, the temptation is often to label them as difficult, oppositional or naughty and uncooperative. Psychodrama can offer a fresh way of viewing these challenging moments. In this masterclass with experiential therapist Sharmini Winslow, you will have the opportunity to explore and experience the world from many perspectives and generate ideas that will create an 'Atmosphere of Possibility'. The workshop is recommended for educators, trainers and people who work with at-risk youths.

About Sharmini Winslow

Sharmini has been a ‘performer’ for most of her life, becoming involved in stage productions as early as 8 years of age.  With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, Sharmini also pursued Drama training in University. After graduating with a Masters in Counselling, she integrated her creative tendencies into her therapy sessions, preferring experiential models to more conventional counselling methods. She is currently a Director of Promises Pte. Ltd., and Experiential Therapist at Winslow clinic. She runs PsychodramaTherapy sessions for groups in her clinic as well as in the community. Her eclectic style of counselling and therapy in her Personal Growth Groups  and Addiction Groups includes elements of Psychodrama, role play and the creative arts. Her past works involved:

  • Changi Women’s Prison
  • Raffles Counselling Centre
  • The We Care Centre
  • Singapore General Hospital
  • KK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Rainbow Centre
  • Family Business Network
  • Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Dayspring Girls' Home
  • Singapore Association of Mental Health
  • LASALLE College of the Arts

Details of Masterclass

Price: SDEA Member $220 ; Non-Member $280 (normal rate)

Save the date for these Masterclasses...

14 November 2015, Saturday - Devising with Oniatta Effendi

This masterclass will take you through methods and techniques for creating devised pieces of work and cultivating an ensemble bond with collaborators. Recommended for drama trainers, educators and theatre practitioners.

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Blk B #01-03, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053

16 January 2016, Saturday - Communicating with Puppets with Benjamin Ho

Artistic director of Paper Monkey Theatre Ltd Benjamin Ho will demonstrate how to make inexpensive puppets from daily objects that adults and young people alike would enjoy. He will share how to use the puppets to create fun and engaging activities for youths. Recommended for educators, drama trainers and theatre practitioners who work with youths.

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Blk B #01-05, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053

23 January 2016, Saturday - Directing for the Drama Facilitator and Teacher with Chong Tze Chien

Award-winning director Chong Tze Chien unpacks the complexities of theatre direction and explains the steps one needs to take to direct for theatre. Some of the lesson points include: script interpretation via stage blocking, effective communication with actors; incorporating design and staging devises in storytelling. Recommended for drama trainers and drama educators.

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue:  Blk B #03-11, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053

Masterclass Series Discounts:

  • Register now for all four masterclasses in the series to get a special 10% discount.
  • Enjoy 10% off for bookings of 5 participants or more.
  • SDEA Theatre Arts Conference full pass holders will receive 10% discount off each masterclass.

Please email to enquire about the discounts above.