Smithtown NY and NY, NY
Applied Improvisation training for social workers, psychotherapists, educators, counselors, medical professionals, human service professionals designed for therapeutic and educational goals;
Applied Improvisation as the core method in workplace wellness programs;
Improvisation training for personal development;
Improv for artists and writers;
"I was given the task of putting together a bullying prevention peer education program when I started the applied improvisation trainings at Lifestage. Bonding with peer educators through applied improv games empowers students to go out and apply what they know with the younger students in their school community. Applied Improvisation is the language of connection that makes students more resilient, empathic, confident. No better, more magical outcome can result from teaching the kids how to step out of their comfort zones utilizing applied improvisation games learned at Lifestage."
John T. Martin, Senior Public Health Educator Click here to see John Martin implementing Applied Improvisation for Eastern Suffolk BOCES
"Jude was very funny and the games an extremely engaging way to learn."
"The interaction with others deepened the learning. I understand more about how the brain works and how to 'game' it to create change."
"I learned how to prepare myself for change and commit to it."
"I am rethinking what I consider mistakes because I have tools for dealing with them."
Staff members at Independent Group Home Living, Inc an award-winning company based on the east end of Long Island, NY that provides group homes for adults with developmental disabilities.
Lifestage, Inc brings the techniques and philosophy of Applied Improvisation to the process of learning and change in the lives of individuals, organizations and communities. Research shows that social-emotional experiences are essential for integrated learning, effective communication, and complex problem-solving in groups. The games and exercises used in Applied Improvisation workshops are organically social-emotional and a highly effective infrastructure for communicating information while promoting development of skills that are immediately transferable to real-life situations. Lifestage trainings are grounded in research showing the benefits of creative, social-emotional experiences to realizing therapeutic and learning goals, and designed to address specific content for the consulting or class room as well as personal or professional development.