What is 'The Sesame Approach'?
'At the heart of the Sesame Approach is a metaphor. Just like the ancient story (Ali Baba) that uses the phrase 'Open Sesame' to open the cave door and reveal treasure, the Sesame Approach uses drama and movement as powerful resources to promote healing and change in people.
It is a non-confrontational therapy, based in the knowledge that difficulties are resolved indirectly or obliquely, through metaphor and using an inner language that is initially non-verbal. This symbol or image language is expressed through the use of movement, drama, touch, story enactment, improvisation, and use of voice, explored in a safe and playful environment.' (The Sesame Institute)
The Sesame Approach is grounded in the theories of Carl Jung, Peter Slade, Rudolph Laban and Marian Lindvist, amongst others.
"We know that the wildest and most moving dramas are not played in the theatre but in the hearts of ordinary men and women."