Jen and NeLi met through their love of and involvement with Playback Theatre. Playback is an interactive theatre approach used in over 60 countries as a tool for community engagement, trauma response and conflict transformation. In a playback event, audience members share their own personal stories and then watch as a team of actors, and musicians transform these accounts into improvised theatre pieces. It’s a great defusion tool in it’s own right. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-UtiROCm6E
Improvisation requires skills in being present, listening deeply, noticing our thoughts and feelings, saying “yes and…”, taking risks and committing to action. These skills are integral to valued and creative therapeutic interventions.
In this is experiential workshop you will participate in simple improvisation processes and activities including those we have adapted specifically for running ACT groups. Time will be given for reflective learning so you can consider how you can implement these skills in both group and individual therapy. We have found improvisation skills helpful, as practitioners, to develop our capacity to notice and defuse our hooks. This frees spontaneity, and our ability to take valued risks and connect with others. We trust you’ll find the same.