Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP, creator of The Inner Stage™, uniquely blends her entertainment industry background with her expertise as a creative arts therapist and certified psychodramatist.
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Upcoming Psychodrama Workshops
- February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
How can you tell whether you are authentically in love with another person or falling in love with love? Love can be exciting, but sometimes we can use love like a drug and cause ourselves and others ...
- March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
What does it mean to live authentically? The root of the word authentic means original, and it is the same root as the word author. How do we write the unique stories of our own lives? Being authe...
- April 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Do you ever feel damned if you do or damned if you don’t? According to Oxford dictionary, a double bind is defined as a situation in which a person is confronted with two irreconcilable demands or...
- May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In time for Mother’s Day, we will discover what gets in the way of forgiving our mothers for past hurts. As a group, we will explore ways to come to terms with feelings of resentment from childhood,...
- June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In the spirit of Father’s Day, this workshop explores our primary relationship with our fathers, and how it sets us up for feelings of safety or insecurity in our lives. We will explore ways to re-p...
Workshops for Actors & Performers
Valerie created a series of experiential workshops designed to help professional actors and performers access their creativity and spontaneity through action methods including psychodrama. Valerie guides actors to remove any emotional blocks so they then manifest more authentic performances and can approach their roles with range and confidence. Workshops focus on topics such as:
Facing a Challenging Role
Taming the Inner Critic
Stage Fright (and How To Manage It)
Where Am I in My Performing Career?
Breaking Through Emotional Blocks
Valerie is available to consult with casts, directors, and theatre groups. She can help with any blocks to creativity and spontaneity for Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Valerie is also available to teach psychodramatic methods to students and teachers at acting schools and universities around the country. Valerie can be reached at 917-572-8114 for further information.