Improv For Therapists


The Art of Slow Comedy classes were named in Chicago Magazine’s “5 Great Comedy Classes for Fall 2015!”

UPCOMING WORKSHOP:

Improv for Therapists Workshop — March 2

Are you a therapist, counselor, life coach or other mental health professional looking to forge deeper, more meaningful relationships with your clients? In this workshop led by Jimmy Carrane, one of the country’s leading improv teachers, you will learn how to apply the basic tenets of improvisation to individual and group therapy. One of Jimmy’s core teachings is that we can learn to read other people’s emotions without hearing them utter a single word. By learning how to develop this unspoken connection, you will be able to listen and understand your clients on a much deeper level. Through a series of interactive games and exercises, you will learn how to get out of your head and toss out your own agenda to be more in the moment, be more adaptable to what emotions and issues your client is bringing to you, and bring a sense of playfulness into your work.

THIS WORKSHOP IS LIMITED TO 14 PEOPLE.

March 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont, Chicago)

$149 if you register by Feb. 15 ($179 after). Once you register there are no refunds or transfers for this workshop.

What past students are saying:

“Quite simply he is a master teacher who offers an extraordinary “improvisational master class.”  His positive approach combined with a thoughtful methodology brings out the best in each of us. I learned lessons along with exercises, that I can practice and play with for a lifetime.    If you want to hone the craft of improv, build confidence  and own your skills take Jimmy’s Art of Slow Comedy series.  Simply transformational!”
Greta Ferkel

“Jimmy helps participants get out of themselves, get present, and get living in fresh and remarkable ways.  Jimmy rocks!  Whether you are in theater, voice over, or just someone who needs to play a bit, Jimmy’s workshops will inspire and challenge you. They are simply not to be missed.”
Lara Vander Ploeg