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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.
Serious Fun: Applied Improvisation For Personal & Professional Development
Improvisers at every level recognize the physical, emotional, psychological and social connections occurring through these laugh-intensive, emotionally rich creative experiences. In this workshop you will:
"Is Ambivalence A Strength Or A Problem To Solve? Yes" Stay put or make a move. Desire or integrity. Familiarity or adventure. Deep emotional ties or freedom from commitment. The inner tensions between opposite but equal "wants" is part of most important decisions, and a sadly under-rated element of conscious choice-making.
Q & A With Storyteller, Poet, Author, Counselor and Viet Nam Combat Veteran Lawrence Winters About His New Novel Brotherkeeper I met Lawrence Winters - counselor, storyteller, poet, author and Viet Nam combat veteran - at one of the annual conferences of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, and have long-admired his dedication to veterans'.
Why emotional intelligence and improv are best friends forever There are many natural points of connection between EI and the skills involved with improvisation, which are immediately useful in real-life situations. This power point details these connections and their value for social-emotional learning and personal development.
DEVELOPING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: The Very Serious Need For Silliness and Play Scientific American recently dedicated an entire special issue to the topic of creativity and social-emotional learning, citing a growing body of evidence that play is central to social, emotional and psychological skill development.
Developing Emotional Agility and Other Acts of Creation Emotional agility - defined by the Mind-Fitness Training Institute as the "cognitive and psychological adaptability, or the ability to think rapidly and creatively under stress, anticipate or quickly adapt to uncertain or changing situations and improvise when faced with obstacles"
"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/
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
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
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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