Improvisational games (improv) are creative, courageous conversations. In their purest form, the dialogue, action, story, and characters are created collaboratively by the players and audience as the improvisation unfolds in present time. When you’re “playing” in this way, you can’t successfully plan ahead, worry about getting it right, try to look good or control the process. You can’t do improv wrong. Our type strategies are humorously circumvented by the process of the games themselves, encouraging us to step outside the confines of our typical patterns. The improv games will be specifically tailored to themes relevant to the Enneagram.
In this workshop, participants are encouraged to take risks, make mistakes, be spontaneous, and laugh. Laughter brings us directly into the present moment. Laughter also helps us connect with people. It builds community.
Interspersed throughout the games will be awareness practices, inviting participants to notice what they are feeling and sensing in the moment. There will also be opportunities for the participants to share within the group. This is the opportunity to build novel neural pathways that encourage a more receptive and positive experience in our structure. This session is an opportunity to grow and have fun!
2016 IEA Global Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA