Examples of Dream Sociodrama
Dream Sociodrama is a group adaptation of Integral Deep Listening that asks a group member to share a dream or life trauma/issue. A character, generally the antagonist or an inanimate object, is chosen and the group members respond to questions in the IDL Interviewing Protocol not as the character in the shared dream or life issue, but as their own version. The person who had the experience then shares what they have heard and their own version of the character is interviewed, with the individual and group giving feedback about what has been heard and an action plan formulated. A full description of the process and its underlying assumptions is available here.
What a participant had to say about the experience: “For me it was a quick way to overcome my nightmares/fears and handle them…having an instrument to calm down. Surprising how in my case the imagination/picture/thoughts of the group members helped me to see “my world” with different eyes!! My big black massive wall could have a window, a door or could break down to build something new…this helped me a lot, because without dream sociodrama and the group I could only see this horrible black wall in my life”