The Therapeutic Spiral Method (TSM) is a clinically modified form of psychodrama that has been specifically designed to support people affected by trauma. It offers clear structures, interventions, and templates to direct the healing potential of psychodrama into safe and contained ways. In addition, the concept of the TSM can be adapted to other experiential therapy methods like gestalt, constellation work, or art therapy.


The TSM was founded more than 20 years ago by Dr. Kate Hudgins (TEP) and Francesca Toscani (M.Ed., TEP) and has been improved and refined ever since. Now it integrates the findings of Ego State therapy and neurobiology into the psychodramatic process.

Trauma & Psychodrama


Axel Eichel, M.Sc., is TSM-Trainer, Healing Practitioner for Psychotherapy, and Psychodrama Practitioner. He works in a practice in Krefeld and teaches TSM trainings. Axel has travelled the world for more than 10 years studying alternative healing practices and spiritual consciousness work; www.praxis-axel-eichel.de

Trauma & Psychodrama


Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist, an international Master Trainer in Psychodrama, and primary developer of the Therapeutic Spiral Method. She directs the International Certification Program in Experiential Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and has trained more than 800 psychologists, counselors, and educators to build Action Trauma Teams using the method. She lives in Virginia, USA; www.drkatehudgins.com

Trauma & Psychodrama










Healing World Trauma with the Therapeutic Spiral Model


The newest TSM-book, with an in-depth introduction to the TSM in practice and its evolution - explaining how it works, its relationship with classical psychodrama, neurobiology, experiential psychotherapy, and clinical psychology; and it describes ways in which the TSM has been used with diverse populations, and in different languages and cultures. To be ordered at amazon.