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February 24-28, 2020!
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Monday, February 24 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Improv for Mental Health LIMITED

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Are you anxious in social situations?

Are you a constant worrier?

Do you fear being negatively judged or scrutinized?

Do you fear rejection?

Is this impacting your performance at/in work?


Improv can help:

Increase confidence

Be free to create & innovate

Become connected to others

Be present and in the moment

Quiet your inner critic

Accept risk



*During all types of improvisation (jazz, rappers, improvisors), the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex decreased in activity (your inner critic) and the medial prefrontal cortex increased (our language and creativity center). Experience FLOW, the optimal psychological state when one is engrossed in activity, as your medial prefrontal cortex is freed up to be creative and uninhibited. Discover how to be the best you by reducing your anxiety through play and improv games.


*Resource: Theatrical Improvisation, Consciousness, and Cognition.(book)

Attendees Will walk away with:

Start to accept risk and embrace it by making mistakes in an environment where the consequences are positive rather than negative Know that whatever you say will be accepted by your partners in the scene versus the fear of rejection, which is where a lot of anxiety stems from.Strengthen relationships and communities by knowing that you will be truly seen, heard, and valued by your partners.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Franzen

Justin Franzen

Founder & Executive Director, Grafenberg Productions
Justin lives and breathes improv.  He has been improvising for 19 years. From humble beginnings in highschool speech and debate in Denver, to studying at iO Chicago and Annoyance Theater, Justin has spent his adult life absorbing improv theory and learning production.  He has been... Read More →
avatar for Hollis Moore, M. Ed.

Hollis Moore, M. Ed.

Founder / CEO, Moore From Life, LLC
After jobs in traditional corporate sales, non-profit work, and teaching high school English left her feeling unappreciated, under-compensated, and stifled creativity, Hollis realized that she was “psychologically unemployable” and is now an entrepreneur. As a self-proclaimed... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm MST
CSU Bohemian Auditorium at Rockwell West