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Report of the local pilot workshops

Venue: Babinski Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Cracow

Date: 16th March 2018

Leader: Maria Schejbal

Please present your own experience in the most instructive, simple and clear way.

 

  1. Please present the characterization of the group and the participants (Special attention to the participants facing social obstacles, disability, economic obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences . How many would fall into this category? Which types of difficult situation are these participants facing?)

6 (5 male, 1 female) psychiatric daycare outpatients – participants of the puppetry workshop, 2-3 (depending on the moment) observing outpatients (male), a volunteer assisting/documenting the working process.

  1. Please describe the pilot workshops (The working process in detail divided into each session. Description of the venue, materials,  tools, etc.)

 

This session was organized as complementary to the schedule previously planned for all partner organizations. As each of the previous meetings had to be finished on precise moment, due to other activities prescribed to the patients, there was no opportunity to discuss and sum up the whole process and to conclude it properly. This extra meeting served for the purpose of emotional well-being of all participants (no matter what their role was) and was an opportunity to check whether continuation/further development of puppetry workshop is possible, expected, justified.

As participants confirmed their interest in continuation puppetry activity in various roles, the leader assigned them to prepare a short scene (from a scenario draft to role distribution and performance)on their own to check their ability to work by themselves, without a leading trainer or supervisor. They managed very efficiently, including a newcomer to their team and utilizing their own and borrowed puppets. The short scene presented by them was then analyzed and discussed with a small audience containing the therapists.

 

The final ritual procedure seems to be most important and valuable.

Participants were offered two chairs as a tool of expression of their feelings and gratitude. A participant was to take one chair and offer the other one to a chosen person to address them with thanks for something specific that was given or caused by this person. Thic ceremony occurred to be very authentic, emotional and positively touching.

 

  1. Please present the most interesting/representative case studies of adults participating to the workshop

The most interesting case was X. (described in previous reports), a patient after suicidal attempt, troubled both by personality disorder and mental disease. He was the only participant following the workshop from the very beginning and he has been changing his attitude for the better alongside with the programme development. He said that his participation was very difficult, painful at times, but worth the effort made. He would consider continuing his commitment to puppet theatre but not as the animator of his own puppet (being obviously his alter-ego).

  1. seems very promising as well as she declared that performances inspired her to continue in real life the role played by her puppet – a friendly, cheerful supporter of troubled, broken, helpless characters. Joining the puppetry workshop around the middle session Y. had no idea about the story to present or the role to take and in the process this aspect cleared up for her.
  1. Please define clearly the motivation mechanisms and learning approaches used during the workshop

Participants needed proper emotional closure of the process and were interested in assessment of their performance and aptitude in the role of puppeteers. They seek opinions of the others and wanted to express their own. They also were inquiring about the prospects of any continuation of the workshop. So they did not need encouragement to take part in this meeting. A new-comer regretted that he was too late to join the workshop so he grasped the opportunity to perform, even if this first time might be the last.

All of them (with a newcomer joining the team for the first time) did not need neither encouragement nor inducement to active participation in this session.

 

  1. Please write your comments/evaluation from the trainer’s point of view.

It seems that, despite successful preparation of a single scene by participants on their own, sustenance of puppetry project is not possible without a qualified leader. Constant flow of patients their emotional unstability and fragility demands a stabilizing frame and someone to stimulate, coordinate, soothe participants and direct the actions taken towards positive results. The leader should also take care of joining puppetry activities into the whole therapeutic process, keeping in touch with the psychiatrists and psychologist responsible for the treatment.

 

  1. Please describe any interesting point of view of the participants relevant to the piloting

 

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