Sociodrama Masterclass

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Learn how to get out of your own way in your work with others, to be a better version of you. Benefit from more effective and enjoyable connections.

Find your gold. Use sociodrama to enjoy your life at work.

You’ve probably noticed that despite knowing how to be a part of a meeting or a team, you can still feel internal pressures holding you back. Call them what you like – your inner critic, fix-it voice or scaredy-cat side (we could go on!) – you can easily get in your own way.

Join our 2-day workshop to delve into your personal dynamic when it comes to your challenges in working with others. Explore what holds you back from reaching your full potential.

It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to use a psychodramatic process to safely explore your challenges, and even have some fun along the way!

What’s do you do in a sociodrama?

It’s an action method using spontaneous dramatization and role play. The person in the ‘director’ role selects other group members to play the part of various aspects, or selves, of their psyche to take a deeper look at what’s going on for them during a scenario of a challenging situation.

Sociodramas have a strong improvisation element to them, tapping into what’s happening at a deeper level and working out a way forward.

What’s in it for you to do sociodrama?

Bringing these aspects of yourself to life, whether as participant or witness, develops greater self-awareness, compassion and understanding, so you can more effectively overcome the triggers that typically hold you back in similar situations.

Everyone who has seen a sociodrama in action will tell you that both experiencing and witnessing this process can be incredibly powerful. One of the joys of this process is that everyone learns, whether or not it’s your story.

Imagine immersing yourself for two days in this work!  Each time we run this course, it’s amazing to see the personal transformations for people and the learnings that come from such a deep process.

If you’re interested, please get in touch – places are limited!

What will you learn?

You’ll explore those inner voices (we call them your Community of Selves) that often hold you back.

You have the opportunity to be a participant in one or more of the sociodramas, or if you have some experience in this space, you may choose to facilitate the process while you’re coached in how to do this.

You will come out of the two days with

  • personal insights;
  • a deeper facilitation craft; and
  • greater capacity for spontaneity and creativity within group processes

To apply

Graduates of our year-long courses (our Advanced Diploma of Group Facilitation and our Diploma of Leadership and Management) will be familiar with our approach.

If you haven’t done any training with us and would like to join us for this workshop, please contact our facilitator Sarah Norton on +61 3 9443 8500 or email Sarah here.


Duration: Two days 9.30am – 5.00pm

Group size: Maximum 12 participants


  • Delightful lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided by the incredible Ruby France!
  • All workshop materials and resources

Venue:  Groupwork Centre Training Rooms, 31 Rennie St, Thornbury (Melbourne inner north)

Parking: Ample street parking available

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Our approach to training

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Sarah Norton, Associate at the Groupwork Centre and passionate believer in the power of sociodrama

Our facilitator Sarah Norton creates a participatory and flexible learning process which allows time to address your individual supervision needs and issues you face in your workplace. A large part of the course is devoted to your input. You are encouraged to bring real-life examples you want to work on.

Over the years we’ve learned that ‘sleeping on it overnight’ provides you with a much deeper, richer learning experience. The course runs over two days, creating the opportunity to explore questions and variables that often arise after reflection. And we have a bit of fun along the way!

If you have any questions please contact me on 03 9443 8500 or email me here.

Expect BIG learnings, insights and fun!

Warm wishes,

Sarah Norton

Click here for more about Sarah Norton

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Pricing Information

Group bookings discount

Group Discount available:  We offer 10% off full price when 2 or more people from an organisation book into the same dates for this course. For each participant booking, in the Coupon field, please enter the word TEN , then click on Apply to receive your discounted total.

Payment via Direct Transfer

If you prefer to pay by direct transfer into our account, please use the following information:

Account Name: Commonground Training Resources Inc BSB 013 375 Account No 1107-71797

Paying by invoice

Please complete the information fields above, then click on Make Booking. We will email your tax invoice to you.

Refund Policy

Upon enrolment, you agree to the cost of this course. All course fees are to be paid prior to the course commencement date.

A 100% refund of the fees paid will be given when we receive notice of your cancellation more than one calendar month prior to the commencement date. If a cancellation is received within the calendar month prior to the commencement date, and your place within the course can be replaced, your fees will be refunded less a $50 administration fee. If your place cannot be filled then your course fee will be forfeited.

If you have any questions about the payment process or the course, please contact us.

  • Price: $990

    inc GST
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