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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Improvisation

A: A bodymind engagement in problem solving and creativity. It involves speech, writing, and or movement in a creatively useful way that keeps the emotional body healthy, and the analytic worry brain relaxes.

Q: Why would I want to learn it?

A: It helps you think, act, and perform better. It also gives you more confidence when relating to others. Is great for reducing shyness or "controlling" behaviors.

Q: You talk a lot about how improv helps you as a therapist. Why?

A: Improvisation skills help you address the energy appearing in the therapy setting in present time, not just the mental story of the past that someone repeats over and over. That gives clients a "true meeting" and they feel seen and they make changes. 

Q: What do you mean about how improv interrupts a freeze response?

A: A freeze response is a sign of nervous system overwhelm. If you also dissociate, then it is a sign you are in a shock response where too many stimuli come at once and the brain can't process; this freezes the motoring response of the body. Improvisation skills can help you release freeze and learn how to take action under pressure. 

Q: So I learn to Improvise. How does that make a difference?

A: You will be surprised that you feel more confident, don't worry as much, and have a better balance in your sensory input to motor response. That means you can be more present in your body, and more coherent in your behavior responses. 

Q: How can improvisation help my child?

A: First it helps you to be more playful. Children whose parents can play tend to enjoy interacting more often. Secondly, it helps you nourish your child through their rough spots and find creative solutions. 

Q: What if I am triggered by these experiences?

A: The good news is you will be invited to release mental over-control. You may get triggered; however, mental rigidity is not creative thinking, and does not produce healthy relationships. Learning to redirect a trigger into playfulness or open mindedness is a great benefit. Your partner, work team, and children will appreciate you relaxing a rigid brain. 

Q: How long can I access this material for study?

A: You have a full year so you can revisit the material as much as you need to. You may want to practice different parts of this course to really remember the skills shared.