Strengthening Resilience Through Applied Improvisation

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Strengthening Resilience Through Applied Improvisation


Sat. Sept. 9, 2017 from 1-5 pm at Lifestage, Inc 496 Smithtown Bypass Suite 202  Smithtown, NY 11787

This workshop is approved by NYS as Continuing Education for Social Workers (Provider #0270) and provides 4 contact hours

Resilience is a kind of super power. It is the ability to power through tough times, make the most out of difficult circumstances and be creative when one's back is against the wall. As the pace of change picks up speed and we know that change is always just around the corner, resilience is increasingly recognized as the cornerstone of success for students in the classroom and adults in their work and home life. The capacity to adapt to changing circumstances beyond one's control, respond creatively and effectively under stressful conditions, cope with adversity and recover from painful life events is linked to not only greater satisfaction and accomplishment in life but also empowered relationships.

Applied Improvisation is an ideal delivery system for galvanizing the thinking, emotional and relationship skills that produce resilience because of its power to redirect fear and uncertainty into curiosity, generate a positive emotional atmosphere in any group, and provide a direct experience of overcoming obstacles. The principles that drive Applied Improvisation demonstrate the concept of resilience while training the skills that promote it. The techniques, games and exercises used in this workshop can be deployed in classrooms, therapy groups, and training seminars. The principles of resilience we will discuss are applicable to individual therapy and many techniques can be adapted for a variety of clinical applications.

We will explore:

The concept of resilience and the mindset associated with it;

The skills and traits associated with resilience;

Creative experiences that strengthen resilience;

Applied Improvisation as a method for demonstrating and cultivating resilience in classrooms, therapy groups and training seminars;

Research into the mindset and skills that strengthen resilience; 

INSTRUCTOR: Jude Treder-Wolff, LCSW, CGP, MT is President of Lifestage, Inc a training/consulting company that provides creative personal and professional development classes, workshops and seminars. 

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