It is a bucket of Positive Social Experiences. PSEs are those that feel trusting, and safe. They may be playful, loving, or even involve conflict that has led to better understanding and a closer, more respectful relationship. PSEs are affirming of human goodness and contribute to our wellbeing and joie de vivre. The more the better, right?
Now, it probably isn’t realistic to have all experiences be like this, right? For most of us this being human involves some painful experiences like broken trust, unsafe situations or relationships, unresolved conflict, grief, lost and so forth.
There is the not so positive social experience bucket too, (but I’m not going to give it an acronym!).
I love creating a safe environment for teaching improv and watching people play. I am sure my endorphins get a boost. With a few guidelines to follow there are lots of improv activities that are super fun to play. And you don’t have to have any experience in acting or improv! At PILL-Portsmouth Improv Learning Lab, we take the focus off of performance and put it on the playful experience. Some students have even called it “Divine Play”!
Next beginner class starts 4/28! Maybe you’ll join us?
Here’s my promise: Take a PILL and add to your PSE Bucket or your money back!