In part I of this series we explored how both practices help with listening, responding, and being present. In Part II, we talked about starting anywhere! Here we explore how these two seemingly different practices both help us to:
Anything can happen . . .and it usually does! But most of don’t like that. So we spend our time and energy trying to resist or predict or manage what is going to happen to us next. And we wonder why we are so stressed! Mindfulness and improvisation both allow us to relax with the uncertainty of the next moment.
We meet it and then let it go.
When we slow down enough to be with what is actually happening, its usually not as bad as we think, or if it is challenging, we see that we do have the resources to handle it. Often, someone, our scene partner steps in to help us. In the improvisation no one knows what is going to happen next so we get the opportunity to consciously practice meeting the next unknown moment. The uncertainty of creating on the spot teaches us to relax and become more confident in our ability to meet the new twist in the unfolding plot . . . of our lives.
If you are interested in experiencing these two practices, join Beth Boynton and me for our exciting launch of the workshop:
(Catch the Early Bird rate through 7/19/17)
We believe you will exhale, laugh, and leave sessions feeling stronger together!
Mindfulness and improvisation? To help people develop emotional intelligence, good communication skills, presence and deeper connections? Granted, it’s a little out of the box. But most fun, cutting edge and innovative stuff is. -Liz Korabek-Emerson
Liz is a certified mindfulness instructor, transformational workshop leader and creative coach dedicated to helping people become more resilient through mindfulness. Since 2012 she has been designing and leading mindfulness programs for individuals and organizations including the Portsmouth Hospital, Liberty Mutual, and Riverwoods Retirement community. She also holds an MFA in theatre and brings thirty years of experience creating and directing theatre to teaching programs that are empowering, creative and engaging. Learn more at Korabek Training.