17 – 20 August 2023  :   Join us at our popular annual four-day residential psychodrama, sociodrama and group work training workshop at beautiful Kimi Ora Eco Resort near Nelson.

As a result of this workshop, you can expect to apply your knowledge and understanding of group work, group leadership, psychodrama, role training, sociometry and sociodrama with the people you work and live with.  Our aim is to enhance your spontaneity, compassion, and resilience so that you are free and easy with each and every person you come into contact with, and you are fulfilled in your life and work.  We will be working with each of you to develop your ability to use the psychodrama method with clarity and creativity.  Let’s work together to make our lives vital and meaningful.

Cher Williscroft and Claire Guy have a vision to build your capacity for flexible group leadership and for directing psychodrama and sociodramatic enactments with courage.  We aim to co-create an open learning environment.  All trainees and practitioners will be encouraged to try out new things with generous encouragement and coaching.  Your learning may be through personal work, group leadership, auxiliary work, producing dramatic enactments, through writing and through the relationship you develop with others on the workshop.

Who attends?

This workshop is designed for people who work with people ie. in health, education, community and business organisations, social work, and other therapeutic fields. This workshop is designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced trainees.  Practitioners of the psychodramatic method are invited to enrol and be a part of this training event as part of your currency and we encourage you to bring aspects of your work for supervision.

If you are new to psychodrama, have not trained with us before or are returning after a long break from training, please contact us for a training conversation prior to enrolling for this workshop to ensure you have the psychodrama experience needed to enter a training programme and this workshop is a good match for you.  (See our enrolment policy)

Enrol in 2023 Kimi Ora Residential Workshop

Nelson Campus PANZ (formerly ExLD)


Workshop Code: 2023C

Dates and times

Starts 10 am Thursday, 17th through to 4 pm Sunday, 20th August 2023


Kimi Ora Eco Resort is a health spa resort, set at the gateway to the scenic wonderland of the Abel Tasman National Park, a 1 hour drive from Nelson City.  The resort is 10 minutes’ walk from one of New Zealand’s most famous golden beaches, Kaiteriteri Beach, and close to a mountain bike park and walking tracks. The vegetarian cuisine is excellent and the chalets are very attractive.


$1485 incl gst (includes food and shared accommodation at Kimi Ora Eco Resort)

(A minimum 50% deposit is required to secure a place on this workshop)


Cher Williscroft, TEP Sociodramatist and Claire Guy, TEP Psychodramatist
Cher Williscroft

Cher Williscroft

Cher Williscroft is a Sociodramatist, a Trainer Educator and Practitioner (T.E.P. AANZPA) and encourages the art of clear and kind communication in conflict situations in the workplace. She is a mediator, and conversation facilitator, coach and mentor. As Managing Director of Conflict Management Ltd she has 30 years’ experience and has a mission to improving workplace relationships through humane communication.

Claire Guy

Claire Guy

PANZ Whakatū Nelson

Claire is a Nelson-based Psychodramatist, TEP and registered psychotherapist. She is known for her spontaneity and authenticity. She has learned through 30 years of experience that laughter and a playful spirit assists the digestion of painful memories and almost unbearable circumstances. She supervises many parents, family workers, counsellors and other practitioners who work with children. One client said to her recently, "Coming to see you is like going to a good movie. First of all, I tell you what is going on; then by some miraculous means we have a laugh together; then I have a good cry. I leave feeling much lighter and happier with myself".