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INTERNATIONAL DRAMATHERAPY WEEK – 2019
https://www.worldallianceofdramatherapy.com/dt-week-2019

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WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY – 2019

DRAMATHERAPY TO SUPPORT THE TRAUMATIZED TOWARDS IMPROVING SELF-LOVE

10TH OCTOBER 2019

ORGANIZED BY HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE, KANDY. VENUE: CATHOLIC RETREAT CENTRE, LEWALLA, KANDY.


DIPLOMA IN DRAMATHERAPY

WILL BE LAUNCHED IN SEPTEMBER 2019

MAIN FACILITATOR: DR. RAVINDRA RANASINHA PhD

VENUE: SRI LANKA FOUNDATION, COLOMBO 07

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“Psychological impact of the 4/21 Easter attack”

Resource Person : Dr. Ravindra Ranasinha PhD

Date: July 17th, 2019

Time: 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Venue: OMI Scholasticate, Ampitiya,

Kandy,

Sri Lanka.

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DRAMATHERAPY TO SUPPORT THE DYSLEXIC 

FOR PHYSICIANS, NURSES, TEACHERS, PARENTS, COUNSELORS, AND SOCIAL WORKERS

DATE OF COMMENCEMENT – 04TH MAY 2019

Schedule for the programme – Please Download 

FOR A LIMITED CROWD ONLY

HURRY ! CALL US FOR REGISTRATION – +94719839507

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UNIVERSITY OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

DECEMBER 07TH 2018

TOPIC: CHANGING THE ATTITUDE OF SIXTY MENTAL HEALTH STAFF MEMBERS TOWARDS DRAMATHERAPY

PRESENTATION – DR RAVINDRA RANASINHA

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SRI LANKA FOUNDATION INSTITUTE

23RD NOVEMBER 2018

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MENTAL HEALTH DAY – KALUBOWILA HOSPITAL          31ST OCTOBER 2018


DRAMATHERAPY DAY – REVIEW

https://www.worldallianceofdramatherapy.com/single-post/2018/10/10/Sri-Lanka-Review-of-Dramatherapy-Day-October-5th

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DRAMATHERAPY DAY
FRIDAY 05TH OCTOBER 2018
TIME: 9.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
VENUE: NELUNG ARTS CENTRE, COLOMBO 02.

OPEN FOR ALL!

AN EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AND HEALING DAY

ORGANIZED BY
ASSOCIATION FOR DRAMATHERAPISTS

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
THEJA – 0710737212
UTHPALA – 0714311127

PROGRAMME
DRAMATHERAPY DAY – Themes


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CRISIS CARE DRAMATHERAPY INTERVENTION

A 02 DAY WORKSHOP FOR COUNSELLORS

Organized by Family Planning Association

August 16th & 17th 2018

Resource person: Ravindra Ranasinha PhD – Dramatherapist

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DRAMATHERAPY FOR EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF GENERAL PUBLIC

A 07 DAY WORKSHOP

Organized by the Mental Health Unit of Ministry of Health

July 09th – 15th 2018

At Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research Centre, Wijerama Road, Colombo 07.

Resource Person: Dr Ravindra Ranasinha PhD

https://www.worldallianceofdramatherapy.com/single-post/2018/07/16/Sri-Lanka-Ministry-of-Health-recognizes-dramatherapy-as-a-valuable-intervention-by-organizing-a-seven-day-workshop-for-staff


MABIMA MAKEWITA VIDYAKARA VIDYALAYA
ON 4TH MAY 2018

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AT YOWUN PURAYA 2018

Community-Based Violence Prevention Programme – WHO

29th to 31st March 2018


Drama Therapy for Domestic Violence


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DRAMATHERAPY CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME

05TH BATCH

COMMENCED ON 16TH FEBRUARY 2018

FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION

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ETHNODRAMATHERAPY PROGRAMME

LAUNCHED BY THE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR DRAMATHERAPY

ON 11TH FEBRUARY 2018

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COMMENCEMENT OF DRAMATHERAPY CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME

(BATCH 4)

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AUGUST 2017

FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION, COLOMBO 07.


AWARD CEREMONY

CERTIFICATE COURSE IN DRAMATHERAPY (BATCH 03)

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DATE: 29TH AUGUST 2017

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VENUE: FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION (AUDITORIUM), COLOMBO 07.


CREATING HEALTHY CHILDREN’S HOMES

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Workshop for wardens and matrons, and probation officers

Dates: 24th, 25th August, and 19th September 2017

Venue: Ranmuthugala Certified School

Organizer: Department of Probation and Child Care (Western Province)


LECTURE-TOUR IN INDIA


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TRAINING OF TRAINERS PROGRAMME

ON

PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE

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ORGANIZER: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

DATE: JULY 12TH 2017 – JULY 16TH 2017

VENUE: VAVUNIYA

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COMMENCEMENT OF DRAMATHERAPY CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME

(BATCH 3)


DATE: MARCH 21ST 2017

VENUE: KANDY, NATIONAL MUSLIM LADIES’ UNION BUILDING

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INTRODUCING DRAMATHERAPY TO MALDIVES

MARCH 13TH TO 19TH, 2017

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DRAMATHERAPY CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME – BATCH 02

AWARD CEREMONY


Ravindra Ranasinha delivering his speech at the Award Ceremony

 

CERTIFICATE COURSE IN DRAMATHERAPY (BATCH 2)

DATE: FEBRUARY 16TH 2017

VENUE: FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION

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DRAMATHERAPY TO PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH

Topic: “Empathy as a Psychological First Aid”

Facilitator: Ravindra Ranasinha PhD

Participants: Doctors, nurses, and other staff at Office of the District Director of Health Service, Galle.

Date: Thursday 3rd November 2016

Time: 11.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.

Venue: Auditorium, Office of the District Director of Health Service, Galle, Sri Lanka.

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Ravindra Ranasinha conducting the Dramatherapy session


AWARD CEREMONY

 CERTIFICATE IN DRAMATHERAPY – BATCH 1

June 2016

Venue: Family Planning Association

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Ravindra Ranasinha with Batch 1 Graduates


DRAMATHERAPY TRAINING TO SUPPORT CANCER PATIENTS

A training workshop was conducted at Colombo University on 15th August 2016.

There were 20 students who took part at this programme.

The Dramatherapy programme aimed at training the students who work as volunteers, with cancer patients.


DRAMATHERAPY TO FACILITATE TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN

For counsellors, teachers, therapists, doctors, nurses and for anyone who work with traumatized children.

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PLAYBACK THEATRE TRAINING

For counsellors, teachers, therapists, doctors, nurses and for anyone with a passion to narrate life stories.

Date: Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March 2016

Time: 12.00 noon – 4.00 p.m.

Place: Metropolitan College, 33 c, Hill Street, Dehiwala.

Fee: Rs. 2,000/- only.

Contact details: 0719839507 / ravindraranasinha@gmail.com

Facilitator: Cymbeline Buhler from Australia. She has a breadth of local and international experience within the performing arts scene, has a strong background in cultural and artistic productions involving young people. She has worn the hat of director, scriptwriter, actor, storyteller, producer, facilitator and lecturer in nineteen countries across Australasia, Europe and North America over the past fifteen years.

PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR PARTICIPATION ON OR BEFORE 13TH MARCH.

Pass this message among your friends.

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DRAMATHERAPY TRAINING FOR DOCTORS, NURSES AND ATTENDANTS

ON 08TH JANUARY 2016 FROM 9.00 A.M. TO 3.30 P.M. AT

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH, ANGODA.

FACILITATOR – RAVINDRA RANASINHA

THE WORKSHOP AIMED AT TRAINING THE FACILITATORS ON DRAMATHERAPY TO DEAL WITH SCHIZOPHRENIC PATIENTS.

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WORKSHOP ON DRAMATHERAPY FOR COUNSELORS

ON 08TH DECEMBER 2015 FROM 8.30 A.M. TO 4.00 P.M. AT FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION AUDITORIUM, COLOMBO 07.

MAIN FACILITATOR – RAVINDRA RANASINHA

THIS WORKSHOP IS OPEN FOR COUNSELORS.

CONTACT: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – COUNSELING
37/27, BULLER’S LANE, COLOMBO 07. TEL: 2555455

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INTERNATIONAL LECTURE AND WORKSHOP ON DRAMATHERAPY

GUEST SPEAKER – STEPHEN SNOW

SATURDAY 05TH DECEMBER 2015

TIME: 4.00 P.M. – 6.00 P.M.

VENUE: METROPOLITAN COLLEGE, DEHIWALA.

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WORKSHOP ON DRAMATHERAPY FOR COUNSELORS

ON 23RD OCTOBER 2015 FROM 8.30 A.M. TO 3. 30 P.M. AT FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION AUDITORIUM, COLOMBO 07.

MAIN FACILITATOR – RAVINDRA RANASINHA

THIS WORKSHOP IS OPEN FOR COUNSELORS.

CONTACT: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – COUNSELING
37/27, BULLER’S LANE, COLOMBO 07. TEL: 2555455
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DRAMATHERAPY FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT

ON 02ND OCTOBER 2015 FROM 2.00 P.M. TO 4. 00 P.M. AT KINGSBURY HOTEL, COLOMBO.

THIS DRAMATHERAPY SESSION IS ORGANIZED BY FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION OF SRI LANKA, ALOKAYA COUNSELING CENTER.

FACILITATOR – RAVINDRA RANASINHA

OPEN FOR THE PUBLIC.

CONTACT: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – COUNSELING
37/27, BULLER’S LANE, COLOMBO 07. TEL: 2555455

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‘ALL ABOUT AUTISM’ – BOOK LAUNCH AND SEMINAR

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06TH SEPTEMBER SUNDAY OBSERVER ADVERTISEMENT

Sunday Observer Advertisement

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Book launch

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WORKSHOP ON DRAMATHERAPY FOR COUNSELLORS AND TEACHERS

ON 24TH JULY 2015 AT DAMRIVI FOUNDATION, THIMBIRIGASYAYA, SRI LANKA.

MAIN FACILITATOR – RAVINDRA RANASINHA

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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR
SAMUTTHĀNA DRAMATHERAPY CERTIFICATE COURSE – June 2015

Samutthāna, the King’s College London Resource Centre for Trauma, Displacement and Mental Health, has the prestige in conducting the first ever formal Dramatherapy Certificate Programme in Sri Lanka.

Registration for the 2nd intake is now open, and a limited number of students will be selected to follow this programme. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis. Contact the Samutthana Office, 419 Nawala Road, Nawala at: +940112883847.

The course is a six months programme and will commence in June 2015. It provides an introduction to the field of Dramatherapy and the theories and principles involved in its practice. The course will give more weight to practical work in conducting Dramatherapy sessions and research.

This programme is particularly relevant for psychologists, counsellors, therapists, relief workers, social workers, youth workers, doctors, rehabilitation support staff and psychology/counseling students.

A valid Dramatherapy Certification is issued at the end of the Course. The main facilitator of this programme is Ravindra Ranasinha, who is a Researcher on Dramatherapy, both in India and Sri Lanka.

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CERTIFICATE COURSE IN DRAMATHERAPY

COMMENCING ON 23rd June 2015

AIMS & EXPECTATIONS:
The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the field of dramatherapy and the theories and principles involved in its practice. The course will give more weight to practical work in conducting dramatherapy sessions and research. Course learning will come in two forms: theoretical (through readings and class lectures) and experiential (by participating in demonstration exercises in class).

FOR WHOM:
This course is particularly for psychologists, counselors, expressive therapists, relief workers, social workers, youth workers, doctors, rehabilitation support staff, psychology/counseling students, anyone with a background deemed by the program directors to put the candidate in a position to benefit from this program and be able to apply the learning responsibly and professionally.

Please download and print the relevant Registration Form, Hand Bill and the Schedule.

DRAMATHERAPY APPLICATION FORM

HAND BILL for the 2nd Intake Dramatherapy

SCHEDULE for 2nd Intake Dramatherapy

CONTACT:
SAMUTTHANA office 419, Nawala Road, Nawala, Sri Lanka.
Tel: +94 0115767585/+94 0112883847
Email : info@samutthana.org.lk

Ravindra Ranasinha
Tel: 0719839507
Email : ravindraranasinha@gmail.com

WEB: https://srilankadramatherapy.wordpress.com/

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RAVINDRA RANASINHA CONDUCTED A THREE DAY DRAMATHERAPY WORKSHOP FOR PRISONERS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS

Narradrama

Narradrama

 

Using the Empty Chair.

Using the Empty Chair.

 

Using a Spectogram to tell the story.

Using a Spectogram to tell the story.

Report on the Dramatherapy programme

Prison Mentality Wellness

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CERTIFICATE COURSE IN DRAMATHERAPY

COMMENCING ON 28TH OCTOBER 2014.

AIMS & EXPECTATIONS:
The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the field of dramatherapy and the theories and principles involved in its practice. The course will give more weight to practical work in conducting dramatherapy sessions and research. Course learning will come in two forms: theoretical (through readings and class lectures) and experiential (by participating in demonstration exercises in class).

FOR WHOM:
This course is particularly for psychologists, counselors, expressive therapists, relief workers, social workers, youth workers, doctors, rehabilitation support staff, psychology/counseling students, anyone with a background deemed by the program directors to put the candidate in a position to benefit from this program and be able to apply the learning responsibly and professionally.

Please download and print the relevant Registration Form, Hand Bill and the Schedule.

HAND BILL
REGISTRATION FORM
SCHEDULE

CONTACT:
SAMUTTHANA office 419, Nawala Road, Nawala, Sri Lanka.
Tel: +94 0115767585/+94 0112883847
Email : info@samutthana.org.lk

Ravindra Ranasinha
Tel: 0719839507
Email : ravindraranasinha@gmail.com

WEB: https://srilankadramatherapy.wordpress.com/

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CERTIFICATE COURSE IN DRAMATHERAPY

For the first time in Sri Lanka, a Certificate Course in Dramatherapy will be launched.

Scheduled date of commencement: October 28th, 2014.

For further details contact Ravindra Ranasinha on mobile: 0719839507 or email: ravindraranasinha@gmail.com.

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DEVELOPING A CREATIVE CLASSROOM

WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS TO TRANSFORM THE TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM TO AN EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM THROUGH CREATIVITY.

CONDUCTED BY RAVINDRA RANASINHA

VENUE: NORTHWOOD COLLEGE, BORELLA, SRI LANKA.

DATE: 29TH AUGUST 2014

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PLAYBACK THEATRE WORKSHOP

COLOMBO PLAYBACK THEATRE COMPANY will have its training workshops on 11th and 12th July 2014.

Venue: Royal Nelung Arts Centre

No. 81, Hyde Park Corner, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka.

Time: 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

About the Trainer:

Cymbeline Buhler is currently the Artistic Director of Western Edge Youth Arts, a Melbourne based company working with young people from refugee and other disadvantaged backgrounds. cymberlineShe has worked as a director, scriptwriter, actor, storyteller, producer and workshop facilitator in nineteen countries across Australasia, Europe and North America. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne), University of Technology (Sydney) and the School of Playback Theatre (New York), her work has centred on theatre for social change, community dialogue and peace-building.

In 2006, she launched a peace-building project in Sri Lanka, working with young people from Sinhalese and Tamil backgrounds.

Contact Ravindra Ranasinha for further information.

Email: ravindraranasinha@gmail.com
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Ravindra Ranasinha on Therapeutic Role of Drama

Therapeutic Role of Drama for

Social Change and Resistance

TALKS BY RAVINDRA RANASINHA

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Ravindra Ranasinha, noted Sri Lankan drama therapist, dramatist, writer, thinker and activist will deliver talks on the above topic as per the schedule given below. These will be interactive sessions open to those keen on learning to make drama a catalytic tool.

 Thu, October 10, 2013

10 a.m. St Albert’s College, Ernakulam, Kerala, India

2 p.m. UC College, Aluva, Kerala, India

 

Fri, October 11, 2013

10 a.m. Christian College, Chengannur, Kerala, India

2 p.m. CMS College, Kottayam, Kerala, India

 

The above programmes are coordinated by Prof Appu John, Friends of Tibet, India. 

Ravindra Ranasinha will be accompanied by Mr. C. A. Kallianpore, Rtd. Central Govt. Official and political analyst and Mr. Suresh Babu, holistic health researcher.

 Ravindra Ranasinha wears many hats. He is a drama therapist, dramatist, journalist, sociologist, educationist and a social worker. He writes profusely on the current political situation in Sri Lanka, highlighting the multicultural aspect of the society, to promote harmony and co-existence amidst its diversity.

Ranasinha’s thinking is Post Modernist; his commentaries on the socio-political situation are frank and fearless. A keen observer of the many propagandist projects executed by the Sri Lankan State to subjugate the masses and lull them into accepting the current fascist regime, he regularly voices his discomfort against the ‘ideological warfare’ as he calls it. Heavily influenced by the Frankfurt school, Walter Benjamin’s writings have had a strong influence over Ranasinha’s Neo-Marxist outlook towards life. He has translated Benjamin’s ‘Author as Producer’ and ‘Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’ enriching the Sinhala literature on art criticism. Other translated books include Michel Foucault (History of Sexuality) and Simone de Beauvoir (Second Sex).

Currently making a substantial contribution to develop the field of Drama Therapy in Sri Lanka, his holistic approach has helped many to sustain their mental well-being. His book ‘Dramatherapy in Sri Lanka’ is a pioneering document that empowers people to seek alternatives to enhance their wellness. Ravindra extends his activities to global arena by being a social activist attached to the Friends of Tibet supporting the cause of the Tibetans to free themselves from all repression that is meted out by the Chinese authorities. He can be reached at: ravindra.ranasinha@friendsoftibet.org

“Ravindra deserves the highest accolades for this pioneering and ground- breaking work on dramatherapy.”

Rev Fr Mervyn Fernando, Educationist 

“Ranasinha is well aware of the horrors of war and the way our people from both sides of the ethnic divide suffered as a result of our prolonged and senseless conflict. Certainly, he has worked devotedly to help heal the scarred minds of both children and adults who have been pursued by the remorseless furies of terror, bereavement, bloodshed and brutality.”

Gaston de Rosayro, Sri Lankan Writer 

To know more, call: +91.9288051949+91.9947819650 or email:freedom@friendsoftibet.org

Ravindra Ranasinha Talks at Postgraduate Department of English Christian College, Chengannur. 

 

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