SPEICIFC OF THE CLOSING PHASE IN PSYCHODRAMA
Виорика МОКАНУ Молдавский государственный университет
The article presents an attempt to describe the final stage of classical psychodrama – sharing, during which group members share theirs feelings, as well as the similarity of their experiences and life situations that they noticed with the experiences and life situations of the protagonist. This stage is important for the protagonist and the group as a whole, because it promotes group cohesion and their mutual acceptance; because it creates a feeling of relief from understanding some the causes and sources of problems. This happens in both parts of sharing – in role feedback (sharing from role) and identification feedback (sharing from oneself). Sharing from a role gives the protagonist an invaluable understanding of the situation being played, and sharing from oneself expresses feeling to the protagonist or one of the roles. In this way, the protagonist, by receiving feedback, is able to see his or her problem in a bigger and deeper way, relating it to other people`s experiences. The article also discusses the difficulties in the case of intense and uncomfortable sharing; about the need to take into account the time limits of the session so that the protagonist and the group have time to complete, cool down, and separate themselves from the therapists, as well as to restore protection for contact with the outside world.
Keywords: psychodrama, sharing, protagonist, director, group.