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(MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS slammin storytelling slam
Saturday Jan. 24, 2015, 7 pm.
Stories. Laughs. Feels. (Un)believably fun.
SHIFTS HAPPEN: Changing MindSets Through Applied Improvisation Sat. Feb. 7, 2015 1-5 pm This workshop will explore applied improvisation as a way to create shifts in thinking and attitude while at the same time developing useful thinking skills.
Every Time A Mindset Changes, An Angel Gets An Upgrade Mindset is part nature, because we have innate preferences and talents, but a lot nurture because how well we "fit" with the world we are given determines how successful we can be within it.
Why We Must Learn To Embrace Discomfort - Applied Improvisation Can Help improvisation is uncomfortable the way a mystery or thriller is uncomfortable, but instead of being on the edge of our seat we are on the edge of our comfort zone: emotionally at risk, cognitively engaged and socially supported, ideal conditions for learning.
5 Ways Storytelling Transforms Our Lives-And Makes The World Better Crafting our personal experiences into stories to be shared is a way to rethink problems, redefine pain and empower those we influence. The skills to craft and share a story become tools of empowerment in every area of life, as we become more aware of and take an active role in the experiences that shape us.
What We Fear In An Improv Situation Is What We Fear In Real Life-and that's why it is therapeutic in the best possible way - What we fear in an improv situation is what we fear in life all the time: that we have to look good. Be right. Have the answer. Perform. Stay small. Win the fight or give up the fight depending on our personal history.
HOW TO KNOW IF WHAT YOU COMMUNICATE IS UNDERSTOOD: JOHN HOCKENBERRY INTERVIEWS 5 AMAZING WRITERS AT THE WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL There they were, two of the most prolific and profound American novelists, a Harvard psychology researcher and professor, along with theoretical physicist Sean Carrol and science journalist Jo Marchant,
"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.
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.
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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