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Improvisation trains the brain to reach for a range of effective responses to the unexpected, unfamiliar, and unpredictable. Research shows that properly designed experiences involving improvisation, …

Improvisation trains the brain to reach for a range of effective responses to the unexpected, unfamiliar, and unpredictable. Research shows that properly designed experiences involving improvisation, storytelling and other creativity-generating activities makes learning "stick" and provides a real-time opportunity for people in groups to develop the skills in creative thinking and collaboration that are needed to deal with complex problems.

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  • 1. Improvisation trains the brain to reach for a range of effective responses to the unexpected, unfamiliar, and unpredictable. ble. Improvisation/storytelling workshops combine music,theater games and creativity- generating exercises. Each group experience is adynamic, unique, unrepeatable real-time creative collaboration.
  • 2. Learn to thinkrelationallyand makeconnectionsbetweenideas,
  • 3. The integration of creativity, conne“Neurons that ctivity and groupfire together collaborationwire enhances socialtogether” bonds within theDr. Dan Siegelwww.Mindsight.com group as well as individuals’ neural patterns for creative thinking
  • 4. “Creative experiences – putting a concept into action, improvisatory role-playing, music, theater games – enhances the integration of new information by producing new neuronal connections in the brain and expanding the relationship between those connections.”Kenneth Wesson, “What Everyone Should Know About the Latest Brain Research,” para. 16. 28 Feb 2008 www.sciencemaster.com/columns/wesson/wesson_2000.php)
  • 5. Improvisation is a negotiation
  • 6. 496 Smithtown Bypass Suite 202Smithtown NY 11787www.lifestage.org 631-366-4265www.livesinprogressnewsletter.blogspot.comwww.thespeedoflife.org“Creativity is more important thanknowledge.” Albert Einstein

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