French Speaking Group

French Speaking Group


Braneva, Inna  (Bulgaria)
Esmanjaud, Colette  (France),
Gaspar, Ana  (Portugal),
Girardin, Virginie  (France)
Graulus, Pascal (Belgium)
Karakilic Ücer, Hande (Turkey)
Moura, Luciano  (Portugal),
Vetzova, Rayna (Bulgaria),


Chantal Nève Hanquet (Belgium),


1. The 6th annual meeting of the French speaking group

The 6th annual meeting of the French-speaking group took place this year online on August 27th and 28th , 2022. Those in attendance during these two days were: Inna Braneva (Bulgaria), Colette Esmenjaud (France), Pascal Graulus (Belgium), Hande Karakılıç Üçer (Turkey), Luciano Moura (Portugal), Chantal Nève-Hanquet (Belgium), Irina Ștefănescu (Romania).

We started, and on our way became well-adapted to online work, deriving pleasure from finding each other once again, experiencing the warmth of the meeting; these two days were transformed into two days of intense, interesting work which made us want to meet more often to share.
The themes we have particularly focused on were exchanges on our various definitions and practices, sharing of our experiences and in vivo demonstrations:

  • The use of psychodrama in individual sessions; brief summary of the application of internal monodrama in transgenerational work, then role-play with difficult clients – encounter with the past self as a psychological resource and inviting /creating a safe space in a traumatized client.
  • Role-play demonstrating the application of monodrama and group psychodrama to the themes of death and mortality; particularly with clients with suicidal tendencies.
  • The growing importance of sociodrama and the need for training in light of recent events (Covid-19 pandemic, war in Ukraine, climate change, etc.); a communication demonstrating the use of sociodrama to support a group of volunteer Ukrainian psychodramatists in the context of the war in Ukraine. A method of online work in a large multilingual group which aims to promote empowerment.

We have left this encounter happy with this sharing. See you online on January 7th, 2023 & in Liège on May 11th, 12th and 13th, 2023.


2. Report for the FEPTO Newsletter, December 2020

Saturday, the 30th of November to Sunday, the 1st of December, in Dave, Belgium.
Participants: Luciano Moura, Inna, Pascal Graulus, Chantal Nève Hanquet et Colette Esmenjaud.

We were wonderfully welcomed at Chantal’s home in Dave, on Friday evening. We were in small numbers, but happy to meet again. The group met on Saturday and Sunday for 2 days of discussion and sharing.

  • We did personal work and also shared techniques, practices and reflections from our differences.
  • Topics: Working with couples in difficulty, the complexity of certain relationships in a professional
    situation, the price we pay to solve certain problems, or move forward in life and the choices we make.
  • Sharing of psycho-dance techniques, of Kate Hudgins’ Therapeutic Spiral out of trauma and to open up on the games, their analysis, and our thinking.

The very varied warm-ups offered us great opportunities to build our intimacy, and to open up on the games, their analysis, and our thinking. The group continues, therefore!

Colette Esmenjaud


3. At Ninane, Belgium.  Meeting notes of June 15-16-17, 2018

The French-speaking group has once again reunited for a second round at Ninane, Belgium. The group has been wonderfully and warmly hosted by its generous, open and thoroughly able hostess Chantal Nève Hanquet. Additionally, our special acknowledgement goes to Pierre Nève, for doing his out most in providing his assistance for bringing the group together.

Last year’s group experience helped us get into the heart of the matter quite swiftly, requiring only a short warm-up ; thus finding ourselves in the midst of active play.

We have played and shared in French, which is our group contract. Those of us who were not native French-speakers were in full harmony and participated with great generosity, which was a precious gift in itself.

Discussions and sharing of professional experience were made around the following themes:

  • Psychodrama work involving the concept of surplus reality.
  • Its use with traumatized individuals; either victims or aggressors.
  • Its use in grief-work and in the completion of unfinished business.
  • Dream-work.
  • Use of EMDR integrated with psychodrama.

This year, not only did we have the opportunity to build on our common theoretical and practical knowledge; but also had the occasion to dwell on personal and intimate matters.

The group is growing and elaborating.

Our intention Is to meet again during the time period that spans the 31st of May, 1st and 2nd of June 2019.

Colette Esmanjaud







FEPTO Conference

17th FEPTO Conference:
From External Violence to Internal Shadow: When Psychodrama Helps To
Confront Reality

5th to 7th of May, 2023
Liege, Belgium

» Invitation

» Provisionally program

» Call for workshop facilitators

» Online registration


Annual Meeting

29th FEPTO AM:
Spontaneity and Creativity in the Transforming World
30 years of FEPTO and beyond

7th to 11th of May, 2023
Liege, Belgium

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» Provisionally program

» Online registration



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