Our mission is to utilize cutting edge, evidence-based methods to help individuals and groups engage with and develop their creative capacities to make positive change in their lives. Workplace programs include: smoking cessation, developing the skills and mind set associated with emotional intelligence, creativity training and stress-resilience. Personal growth programs include coping with uncertainty and change, improvisation for creative thinking and stress-resilience, relationship skills, and realizing hidden potential. Lifestage is a Certified Training Provider for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASAS). For a list of approved courses offered at Lifestage CLICK HERE
Power Points presentations for Lifestage trainings are available on Slideshare. Descriptions of the trainings with links to the PPs are availalbe on the RESOURCES link on this site.
PUTTING IT INTO PRACTICE: Integrating Emotional Intelligence & Improvisation for Clinicians & Educators This workshop will be an opportunity to revisit the games and exercises explored in previous Emotional Intelligence & Improv workshops and will be rich with experiential opportunities to practice the skills and competencies associated with EI using improv.
"How Improvisation Promotes Emotional Competence" Every human interaction involves some degree of emotional risk. Buyer and seller, employee and employer, teacher and student, therapist and client and every other combination of roles are most likely to succeed when the risk
Going To The Well: Understanding and Preventing Burn-Out The "well" of human creativity is a renewable human resource. This power point presentation accompanies a Lifestage workshop that deals with the realities and causes of burn-out as well as evidence-based skills and practices for preventing it.
Developing Emotional Intelligence Through Improvisation Jude Treder-Wolff is featured in an interview series PART I: Emotional Intelligence & Improvisation: What's The Connection? The theory behind Emotional intelligence is focused on becoming aware of the stress response in the mind/
Follow our Blog Lives In Progress discussion with Beth Boynton, RN, MS Connecting The Creative & The Clinical Through Medical Improv - Beth Boynton, RN, MS discusses the importance of training in improvisation The common themes in all situations faced by health care workers
Follow our Blog Lives In Progress We're So Emotional - Why Collaborative, Creative Experiences Promote Learning and Behavior Change: Emotions can be positive or negative, but either way they are powerful drivers of not only interactions but how the memory of the interaction - and the information - is stored.
Follow our Blog Lives In Progress Cosmic Winks:Why Synchronicity Matters Einstein Loved To Improvise, And Here's Why We Should Too
EXPERIENTIAL ACTION METHODS IN GROUP WORK Weekly professional training group with Nick Wolff, LCSW, BCD, TEP Wednesdays 7-9p.m. Sept.-June. Experiential, action methods make up an increasingly important skill set for clinicians as the pace of change accelerates in our social world
Also on our blog:
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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Coping With Complexity Ivey Business Journal May/June 2010. " Coping with the complexity of today's business environment is not about predicting the future or reducing risk. It's about building the capacity, in yourself, your people, and the organization to adapt"