It’s been said that improvisation is not so much about creating, it’s about discovering what’s there, in the moment, before you. You know what else? Honing your improvisational mindset is a surefire way to nourish and sustain your mental health. (This has to do with the ability to tolerate ambiguity, which is essential to having a fit and positive mind.)
This immersion explores the tenets of improvisation and how, when well-practiced, they can make you more flexible, effective, and empathetic. Improv can also help you discover or unbury personal strengths and move beyond perceived limitations.
The day will include lectures, video screenings, and discussions about research that connects improvisation with mindfulness, psychology, cognition, and relationship skills. Hands-on, experiential exercises and constructive feedback will help you learn how to cultivate an improvisational mindset.
Reawaken your sense of play! In the process, you’ll strengthen your mind-body connection and experience the significant link between in-the-moment thinking and mental health. You’ll learn about ambiguity, too. Maybe.
Tuition includes breakfast and lunch.
Jim Robinson is over-educated. He has a BA in English from UCLA, an MA in English from Tulane University, a PhD in Psychology from the University of Southern California, and a certificate from TEFL International in Kolkata, India. (He’s been known to say: “Don't ask me to do anything practical.”) When not studying, Robinson is a sought-after improv teacher and performer (The Guthrie, Actors Theater of Minnesota, Bryant Lake Bowl, and on a stage aboard the Disney Magic). He is a ten-year veteran of the Brave New Workshop and a founder of Table Salt Productions for which he writes, directs, and produces. When not on stage, Robinson is a communications specialist—clients include Cargill, General Mills, Bush Foundation—whose hobbies include teaching psychology at St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas. Practical indeed.
Cancellations are subject to a 10 percent processing fee if received five or fewer working days before the program start. Refunds are not granted if you cancel on or after the first day of the program. Notice may be emailed or faxed to: firstname.lastname@example.org | 612-624-5359.
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