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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 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.
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(mostly) TRUE THINGS storytelling show
February 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm
at Performing Arts Studio, 224 E. Main St., Port Jefferson, NY
Lifestage, Inc, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0270.
INTRODUCTION TO ACTION METHODS: Theory and Technique - 3 contact hours
This course is offered at Lifestage, Inc. on:
Thursday Feb. 11, 2016 7-10 pm
Thursday March 10, 2016 10 am - 1 pm
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Experiential methods are creative, holistic approaches to individual and group work rooted in Role Theory. These methods are derived from Psychodrama and Sociometry, which were developed originally by JL Moreno and have subsequently been applied to many contexts: organizational, educational, therapeutic work. Clinicians trained in these techniques and theory have a wealth of tools available that are applicable in every aspect of the clinical process. This training is an introduction to the fundamental techniques from which experiential methods are drawn and expanded upon, and an overview of Role Theory.
CHANGING MINDSETS:CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS AND CREATIVE STRATEGIES - 4 contact hours
Saturday February 20, 2016, 1-5 pm, at Lifestage, Inc
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This course will explore of the ways that mindset impacts behavior change and learning. Through experiential exercises and focused discussion you will learn the cognitive and emotional dimensions of mindset, the thinking and relationship skills as well as emotional competencies that promote development of the "growth" mindset, and its relationship to resilient.
THE IMPROVISER'S TOOL KIT: SKILLS FOR THINKING AND ACTING UNDER PRESSURE- 4 contact hours.
Saturday March 5, 2016 10 am - 2 pm at Simple Studios, 134 W. 29th St., 2nd floor New York, N.Y. Read more or register
Applied Improvisation is the use of techniques, exercises, and games employed in theatrical improvisation for real-life goals. The skills developed through the process of learning to improvise are essential for navigating situations of complexity, uncertainty and unpredictability, which social workers deal with on a daily basis. You will learn the 5 fundamental skills of dynamic interaction learned through improvisation, and how to apply these techniques with different populations
The Improviser's Mind set
Saturday March 12 2016 1-5 pm at Lifestage, Inc Read more or register
The course will explore techniques that strengthen situational and emotional awareness, thinking on one's feet when under stress and expanding creative thinking about complex problems. Applied Improvisation techniques will be used to provide real-time opportunities to put this mindset into action and generate a positive, fun, supportive group experience. The workshop will provide ample opportunity to discuss these techniques and discus ways to implement them in practice.
TRANSFORMATIVE STORYTELLING: Crafting Stories To Deliver Facts, Feelings and Fun - 3 contact hours
Wed. March 16, 2-16 7-10 pm at Lifestage, Inc $45
Storytelling is one of the most useful arts because of its power to deepen and enrich a set of facts, academic content or important message and make a meeting, presentation, or lesson compelling and memorable. Transformative storytelling uses words, ideas and the structure of a story to carry a listener along an emotional and imaginative journey that studies show can have real impact on individuals, groups and communities. The art of taking a set of dry facts or painful feelings and creating a story that connects to others' hearts and minds is healing and empowering for both storyteller and listener. There is a wonderful body of research about what makes a story most likely to "land" and influence the listener to take action or to change, and we put that knowledge to good use in this workshop. We will discuss the 5-beat story structure and how to use it to take transform true events into artistic, compelling stories