Baltic Moreno Days is a conference with experiential workshops. The workshops will on 3 time-slots with 4-5 parallel groups (approx 20 people), each 3 hrs. Most of the workshops will be in English if not indicated otherwise.

Saturday workshops I (10:00-13:15)

1. Generational challenges. On the shoulders of Giants (in Russian, with translation into English)

In this workshop we will look at generations in psychodrama, meet ourselves, our generation, and gain resources from previous generations. Each generation has its own challenges and ways to tolerate and address them, and what they are offered as solutions in their living space of freedom and what to leave to future generations as heritage. As Bernard of Chartres noticed a thousand years ago: "We are standing on the shoulders of giants, this is why we can sometimes see further…" The workshop is about Giants and the ones who stand on their shoulders - who and when are we?

Gita Paspārne, TEP psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometrics and group psychotherapy, certified psychotherapy specialist, system supervisor, trainer and consultant in the development of organizations., Mg.Paed, Mg.Soc.TQM


2. Journey in the Time Machine

Without the past, the present is not imaginable, and without the present and the past there is no future. But sometimes a person stays in some memories and lives in the past, then he does not have the present and the future, but there are others who live only in long and hopes, then they have no present. In order for a person to live harmoniously, he needs a harmony between three time - the past, the present and the future - between three lives. In my workshop will have the opportunity to take a closer look in the past and future, and look at the present from a different point of view.

Jolanta BaltinaTEP, Latvian Moreno Institute director


3. Your Timeline in Action

When psychodrama and playback theatre mesh in this experiential workshop, participants are invited to revisit their timeline and connect with past moments/impressions. While stories unravel, past and present perceptions as well as resonances between journeys surface, collide, and nurture our awareness of the passing of time. We play and follow the path where our feet lead us to discover what time tells us here and now, Estonia August 2018.

Celine Perier, Ph.D., M.Ps., is a clinical psychologist and registered psychodramatist, trained at the International Center of Expressive Psychotherapy (CIPE) with René Marineau since 2006. She currently works in private practice using expressive therapies with adults. Her experience embraces teaching and supervising students, as well as presenting at expressive therapy conferences (AATA, EcarTe, and APQ Psychodrama Association in Quebec).

Élisabeth Couture (Ph.D. Laval University) has led groups of children, teenagers and adults for more than 35 years, as facilitator, director, teacher and team leader. She has developed her teaching skills during the past 17 years as a faculty member at Concordia University’s Theatre Department. She also conducts Playback Theatre performances with the company, Promito Playback. Couture is an accredited trainer from the Center for Playback Theatre and holds a certification as a psychodramatist from the International Center of Expressive Psychotherapy (CIPE) in Yamachiche, Québec.


4. Psychodrama & Mindfulness (in Estonian)

Elu pakub ikka uusi võimalusi ja erinevaid väljakutseid. Valik seejuures on meie käes ja sees, kas tahame minna pakutavaga kaasa või hoida kõrvale ja jääda vaatleja rolli või isegi võidelda selle vastu. Kuidas olla elu poolt meie teele paisatud olukordades julge, enesekindel ja teha parimaid valikuid? Eelkõige tuleb algatuseks olla avatud, uudishimulik ja heasoovlik iseenda, elu ja meid ümbritseva vastu.

Töötuppa on oodatud kõik heasoovlikud ja uudishimulikud inimesed, kellega koos uurime, avastame ja leiame sarnasusi ja seoseid psühhodraama ja teadvalveloleku vahel. Lisaks avastamisrõõmule loomulikult tegutseme, kogeme ja kohtume psühhodraama ja teadveloleku parimas vaimus.

Mihkel Reinsalu (CP), kes on lõpetanud Rootsi Moreno Instituudi ja omab grupiteraapia sertifikaati Director of Psychodrama, Certified Practitioner. Mihkel on ennast täiendanud kolmel korral Moskvas ja korra Rostovis ning osalenud selliste tuntud psühhodraama õpetajate (TEP) nagu Marcia Karp, Leif Dag Blomkvist, Ruuda Palmquist, Marc Treadwell, Elaine Sachnoff, Inara Erdmanis jt kursustel.

Mihkel on lõpetanud Tartu Ülikooli ning omandanud korvpallitreeneri kutse ning on olnud kahel hooajal Eesti rahvusnaiskonna peatreener. Tal on lõpetanud Drakadeemia näitekirjanike baaskursuse ning läbinud Reeda Toosti käe all kaheaastase näitleja koolituse. Mihkel on läbinud Anni Kuusiku „Teadveloleku ja hoolivuse kursuse“. Ta on Diamond Power Index® ja Power Intelligence® sertifitseeritud coach.

Mihkel on oma põhitöö kõrvalt, milleks on olnud tegevjuhi ja reklaamidirektori amet Eesti Päevalehes ning müügijuhi amet Äripäevas ja Raadio 2-es jt, aktiivselt tegutsenud ärikoolitaja ja konsultandina alates 2003 aastast. Mihkel on koolitus- ja konsultatsioonifirma Teadmiste Instituut OÜ rajaja, omanik ja juht ning Lastele MTÜ omanik ja juhatuse liige.


5. Tracking Patterns through Time: Role Analysis (as taught at the London Centre for Psychodrama Group and Individual Psychotherapy)

What informs our decisions as we direct a piece of psychodrama? Do we follow the emotional heat, or the act hunger of the protagonist? Do we intuitively ‘feel’ where the piece of work is headed? What theoretical tools do we use to support our spontaneity and guide our choices as directors?

The London Centre for Psychodrama which was founded in 1990 by Jinnie Jefferies and Group Analyst James Bamber has over the years developed and refined a system of role analysis that is now at the heart of the curriculum for both group and individual psychotherapy.

This workshop will provide an opportunity to reflect on and work with this theoretical tool, and to consider its application to full classical psychodrama, vignettes and one to one psychodrama psychotherapy.

Anna Chesner trained in the first cohort of students at the London Centre (then London Centre for Psychodrama and Group Analytic Psychotherapy). She is now co-director, together with Jinnie Jefferies. She is currently writing a book on Psychodrama as a One to One Psychotherapy and is course director of the cross professional Creative Supervision Diploma. The London Centre for Psychodrama Group and Individual Psychotherapy runs from the Maudsley Hospital London, and welcomes trainees and guests from the UK and abroad.



Saturday workshops II (14:45-18:00)


1. Time Travel

“Our experience of particular institutions and policies (themselves shaped in part by societal values)”, wrote professors Soss and Schram in 2007, “can change or reinforce our perceptions of 'what is possible, desirable and normal'’. The psychodramatic and sociodramatic experience does exactly that: it influences our thinking about ourselves and the world that surrounds us. It is this enhanced awareness that shapes our way of life as it opens up different choices and enables us to take responsibilities which otherwise we would have overlooked.

Come and explore within a hybrid of Psycho- and Sociodrama frame how societies and values continue to evolve from Moreno’s time to today. We will explore what roles we play in such evolution to overcome challenges and create a sustainable future for all. We will take a look at how we manage change and how we create a meaningful human experience of perception.

Christine Pichlhöfer, gender and culture-oriented Psychodrama psychotherapist, teaching instructor in the Psychodrama section of the ÖAGG (Austrian Working Group for Group Therapy and Group Dynamics). Since 1986 Christine is active in the psychosocial field. She focuses on the roles of marginal groups within societies. Christine works in Vienna, Austria and is also a trainer for Motivational Interviewing.

Ioanna Psalti is trained in Sociodrama and integrates creative action methods to manage diversity and identity issues surfacing in multinational organisations. Originally from Greece, Ioanna is based in the UK and works as an organisational and strategy advisor across the European Union.

Ioanna and Christine entered Time 2.0 during the FEPTO’s annual meeting in Sigtuna, Sweden when they decided to pull their energy and ideas together. The 2018 Baltic Moreno Days in Estonia gives them an opportunity to share their work with you.


2. Empathy 2.0

Empathy is the basis of tele. As psychodramatists, we are very familiar with empathy. It is one of the core concepts and phenomenon we explore in human relations. In practice, it is connected to specific techniques, like role reversal, and it is one of the competencies of a therapist and of any psychodramatist. Sometimes we speak of empathy as if there were only one kind of empathy. According to contemporary research, there are different levels and types of empathy: projective, simulative, cognitive, affective, embodied, and reflective empathy. How could these different kinds of empathy enrich our practice of psychodrama?

In this workshop, we will explore in action and reflection empathy in and between individuals and in society, with the specific perspective of moral agency. We will build connections between neurobiology and -psychology of empathy and practices of psychodrama.

Reijo Kauppila is a psychodrama trainer TEP and M.Ed. in adult education. He is the director and main trainer of Helsinki Psychodrama Institute (Finland), chair of FEPTO Training Committee, and vice-president of NBE. His fields of expertise in psychodrama are experiential learning and applying psychodrama and sociometry in organisations. He gives seminars in psychodrama, supervision and couching in Finland, Estonia and other countries in Europe.


3. Guardians of Time - In search of the Godhead

Time has always been a central concept for human beings.  What controls our perception of time has changed drastically the last century. Great thinkers like Leibnitz, Kant and Berkeley, all describe the concept of time as a relative size tied up to our experiences, and/or as ideas within us. Simone Veil goes as far as to assert that time does not exist, but we are still subject to time. This is our destiny. We are subject to what does not exist. Veil's words are anything but comforting for the modern human ruled by time. Making time to “TIME the almighty,” deciding whether you are having a successful life or not.

The Greeks explained time through the concepts of Kairos and Chronos. An easy way to describe these terms is Chronos as the chronological time measured in seconds and Kairos as the time in between time describing moments.

In Psychodrama time is also a central concept. For Morenians the past can be understood in the present and in the light of the future. This conference invites us to:” re-evaluate, re-discover, re-establish our relationship with/to Time”. This creates a brilliant opportunity for us as psychodramatists to confront ourselves and honestly look at our lives asking us the questions: Do I have time for time or am I not giving time priority to reconnect with the moments of meeting. Moments where we become I and I take the responsibility for continuing the creation of the world. Did I forget to mention that God on the 7th day according to Moreno didn’t rest? He gave us the power to continue his work whether we have time or not.

This workshop is for you who take your time to investigate your status to a non-existing parameter, our modern God “Time Manager”. We will use fairy-tales and philosophy, the theatre of the absurd and Big Ben to assist us in this investigation on the Morenian stage.

“I want to take you to a place where it is midnight every day and black irises glisten under a bleeding moon”. (M. Curley)

Workshop leader: Eduardo Verdú T.E.P. Norwegian Moreno Institute

4. My time

What is my relationship with time like?

Has my best time passed already? Or is it still ahead?

Do I have the feeling that time is almost out, I have to hurry with everything? Do I hate wasting time?

Or am I just waiting for the right time for me? And sometimes feeling sorry, that the best time is over?

Do I actually know what makes me happy in time? What is quality time for me?

What would I do during My Special Week?

We plan to combine positive psychology with psychodrama in our workshop

Karin Hango (T.E.P.), Vahur Murutar (T.E.P.)

Tartu Psychodrama Institute



Sunday workshops III (10:00-13:15)


1. Using the Action Method of the Timeline in group and individual work

In my experience, the Timeline is one of the most useful action methods to use in both one-to-one and groupwork to illuminate ‘the journey so far’, clarify supporters and blockers going forward, and to examine hopes and fears for the future. This method uses the concepts of time (past, present, future); objects or auxiliaries to represent key markers along the way; surplus reality (viewing the present from the perspective of the future); doubles, role reversals and mirror (as appropriate). It is highly adaptable to different contexts and purposes, and is relatively easy for less experienced action practitioners to use, yet can bring large gains for individuals and groups in clarifying their progress towards their goals in short time-frames. This workshop will be experiential, including whole group, individual and, if time permits, dyad action. It will, perhaps, be more suited to less experienced action practitioners, but will also serve as a revision for those with wider experience. It may be of particular interest to those using Moreno’s methods outside of a clinical setting.

Diane Adderley has been in private practice in the UK as a psychodrama psychotherapist since 1999 (UKCP registered), Senior Trainer in Sociodrama (accredited by the British Psychodrama Association), and Accredited Playback Theatre Trainer. She also works as a clinical supervisor, coach and corporate trainer, and professional business actor. Her first career was as a professional actor. She is the co-editor with Ron Wiener and Kate Kirk of Sociodrama in a Changing World (publ. 2011).


2. Morenian concepts and creative methods in the organizational context of the digital era

·       How to utilize Morenian concepts, elements and creative methods in the organizational context

·       Scene setting and process – a systemic way to raise emerging participatory many vocational dialogy in and between groups

·       Co-creation – transforming roles and changing sociometry of groups

o   Flexible digital co-creation tools to enhance participation and diversity

·       Drama in digital era, Videos - a tool to concretize, create playfulness, share meanings and understanding

·       Exploring through case examples, exercises and dialogy

Antti Soikkanen, Psychodrama Director CP, TEP Student, Helsinki Psychodrama Institute, Organization consultant ATP/FINOD, Systemic and dynamic tradition (roots in Tavistock Institute), MSc in Psychology, Coach ACC, Supervision certificate, 15 years of experience from international Human Resources and change management responsibilities, Experience from varied consultation and research institutes/companies. Currently works in the Digitalization unit of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH).


3. Time within the Family

Time sometimes stands still within a family, while patterns, events, human forms, stereotypes, beliefs, values, secrets, etc., are being repeated. It seems like the past, present and future have been mixed up or have affected one another too much.

What is it that creates time within the family and is created by time? What role do family members play in this and does everyone have their time?

In this workshop we will study the effect that time and generations have on the present day and on this generation; we will see whether the future can be changed or whether we are bound to follow a predetermined script.

The workshop employs the methods of psychodrama, family constellations, family systems therapy and Imago relationship therapy.

Küllike Lillestik, psychodrama Certified Practitioner (CP). I am a graduate of the Tallinn Psychodrama Institute. Since 2006 I have a private practice as systemic family therapist, EFT and IMAGO couple therapist, psychodrama group therapist. I have also started studying to become a family therapy trainer, and I am a student of systemic family constellation. Read more about me at, including my CV in English.

4. Музей жизненных ценностей (in Russian)

На протяжении жизни у каждого из нас происходят разные события, которые оставляют неизгладимый след в нашей личной истории, истории семьи, рода. Эти события соединяются в общую историю, благодаря которой можно узнать многое о жизни близких людей. В этой истории есть события, которыми мы гордимся и с удовольствием рассказываем о них другим людям. Но есть и события, которые покрыты тайной, передаются из поколения в поколение лишь самым близким, часто вызывают боль и непринятие, желание вычеркнуть эту страницу из истории семьи.

Я приглашаю Вас в необычное путешествие – экскурсию по собственному музею жизненных ценностей. Во время путешествия каждый участник сможет соприкоснуться с самыми важными событиями, происходившими на протяжении жизни нескольких поколений его семьи. В этом необычном музее есть разные залы, наполненные экспонатами, представляющими совершенно разную ценность. Некоторые экспонаты выставлены на самом почетном месте, другие – скрыты под невидимой мантией, некоторые еще только ждут момента, когда их раскроют и рассмотрят более пристально. Каждый сможет попутешествовать именно по тому залу, который наиболее важен, и, возможно, узнать что-то новое о том, что же происходило на протяжении жизненной истории его семьи.

Белинская Елена Владимировна

Психолог, психодрама-практик, участник и ведущая мастер-классов на PIFE conference "Diamonds are forever" 2017 (Литва), XIII и XIV психодраматических конференциях (Москва), сказкотерапевтических фестивалях (Москва), Российской неделе школьной психологии, фестивалях практической психологии (Минск) и др. Долгое время работала детским психологом, вела обучающие курсы в Академии последипломного образования. В настоящее время работаю психологом, занимаюсь частной практикой. Я влюбилась в психодраму давно и бесповоротно. Она помогает мне творить, двигаться вперед и верить в себя. В своей практике очень часто использую психодраму в сочетании со сказкотерапией и арт-терапией.