Things Go Better With Improv
Improv can seem like a kind of magic, because it taps spontaneity, the energy to think and act in new ways and expands our range of choices. Improv is highly interactive and produces an immediacy of connection with others that nurtures useful communication and collaboration skills that can be immediately deployed in real life situations. Research shows that improv boosts well-being as well as sparks the intuitive and creative capacities that are linked to better coping in the face of stress and overall resilience.
In this class we explore the elements of improvisation that make it a unique approach to psychological and creative transformation. Teachers, therapists, coaches and educators who work with people in groups will learn a wealth of games, exercises and techniques that can be deployed for a variety of therapeutic and learning goals.
Instructor: Jude Treder-Wolff, LCSW, CGP, Certified Practitioner of Applied Improvisation has 30 years experience in clinical practice, is President of Lifestage, Inc, a training and consulting company specializing in creative approaches to personal and professional development, which is a NYS-approved provider of Continuing Education for social workers, provider #0270. She has studied improvisation for the past 15 years, completed the improvisation training program at The Peoples Improv Theater, is in the Magnet Theater Conservatory Program and facilitated training for organizations around the country. She is published in the International Journal of Arts In Psychotherapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, Recovery Press, and writes blogs about improvisation, creativity and storytelling for Publishous and medium.com and has been interviewed for articles appearing in NBC News, VICE, Women’s Day, LI Pulse, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, LA Times and many others.