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Lifestage, Inc is a training and consulting company that has offered professional development workshops and classes and workplace wellness programs for the past 25 years, specializing in creative, experiential methods that are firmly grounded in scientific evidence. We are highly trained in using experiential methods, including psychodrama, Applied Improvisation, and Interactive Theater in clinical and education settings, and train health care, medical, education and business professionals in applications of these methods. Topics include Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Resilience, Changing MindSets, Navigating Change as well as a range of wellness-related programs designed specifically for client organizations.
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(mostly) TRUE THINGS holiday-themed storytelling shows in the Dickens Festival
Dec 5 and 6
at Performing Arts Studio, 224 E. Main St., Port Jefferson, NY TICKETS $10 Online or $15 (cash) at the door Click here for Brownpapertickets
Listen to this wonderful interview with Mr. Long Island to hear about a little secret in downtown Port Jeff. Jude Treder-Wolff discusses her idea of entertainment ...
The Improviser's Tool Kit: Professional Development For Therapists, Educators, Trainers and Group Workers Saturday Nov.21, 2015 1-5 pm Applied Improvisation has gained tremendous currency in many professional works, as the pace of change accelerates and the ability to manage uncertainty becomes increasingly important.
Applied Improvisation and Emotional Intelligence Workshop Hand-Out: Understanding the "State of Play" This blog post includes the games and exercises used in this workshop as well as great links to more articles and resources.
Economic Data Shows That It Pays To Improv Interpersonal and Social-Emotional Skills A study published in The National Bureau of Economic Research in August, 2015 reports that "jobs with high social skills requirements have experienced greater relative growth throughout the wage distribution," since 1980, and "wage and employment growth has been strongest in jobs that require high levels of both cognitive skill and social skill."
APPLIED IMPROVISATION FOR SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING WORKSHOPS HANDOUT: Games, Exercises and Resources. The games and exercises used in Applied Improvisation accomplish several objectives that research shows align with the development of social-emotional competencies which translate into lower stress levels, enhanced subjective psychological and physical well-being,
Reap The Rewards of Improv-ing Self-AwarenessThe tensions of the creative process and interpersonal interaction central to improvisation are a fast-track to recognizing what makes us "tick." The experience of improvisation is a radical departure from the structured worlds in which we live and work.
Stories Connect Us To A Narrative Larger Than Self: What Author Shoshana Rubin Discovers Through Co-Writing A Book With Her Late Grandfather Writer, painter and Emmy-award winning television producer Shoshana Rubin has found yet another way that a journal can expand self-knowledge and shape the narrative of her life, except in her case the journal was not her own, but that of her beloved grandfather.
Four Powerful Ways Applied Improvisation Develops Creative Confidence The four fears that hold us back from trying new things, making strong, committed moves toward a personal vision or goal, or generally making positive change are "fear of the messy unknown, fear of being judged, fear of the first step, and fear of losing control.
Five Questions To Ask When Designing A Group Warm-Up
Warm-Up Exercises For Group Work - For Therapeutic, Educational or Training Groups
How Stories Can Transform Relationships - and Change Our Brains
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