Escape Fire is a super movie for explaining the complex problems we face in healthcare in the USA. Medical errors, spiraling costs, socioeconomic factors, un or under-insured, frustrated caregivers, wasted resources, etc.
Thanks to all the “Water-Seekers” who came to my pilot workshops! Improv for Healthcare Professionals is launched! A testimonial webpage will be coming soon! Verbal feedback has been extremely positive along with some constructive ideas.
It is a joyful feeling to work together.
Validation of others is so vital and I can feel that now.
I could listen to my partner without thinking about anything else.
I felt safe to participate.
It was fun and I would have liked more time. I wanted to do more activities and less debriefing.
We discussed skills, behaviors, and capacities needed to develop communication, collaboration, and emotional intelligence and how these are connected to safe, quality care and rewarding careers. I shared principles of “Improv” tweaked a bit for healthcare professionals and inbetween we played games to demonstrate the principles and develop the skills, behaviors, and capacities. “The Girft”, “Mr. Know-it-All”, “Syncronized Story” are all fun to play and rich with facilitated learning opportunities!
The principles of Improv for HC professionals:
- Don’t negate. Affirm and add.
- Surrender your plan and co-create.
- Reframe ‘failure’ as an opportunity for learning.
- Have FUN!
Some of the skills, behaviors, and capacities we developed:
Self-awareness Empathy Compassion
Trust Happier caregivers Suspending judgement
Flexibility Not assuming Discernment
Listening Truth Sharing Speaking up
Do you think that making healthcare safer, kinder and more cost-effective will help us to provide higher quality care to more people…..or wonder if working in healthcare could be/should be more joyful and less stressfull….or believe your team or organization would function better with increased trust, flexibility, self awareness, and other behaviors, skills, and capacities associated with communication, collaboration, and emotional intelligence? If so, let’s talk about bringing Improv for Healthcare Professionals interactive workshops to your organization! firstname.lastname@example.org 603-205-3509!
A BIG HUGE THANKS to all who came and my friends, Nancy and Richard Schmid for donating workshop space at the beautiful Josias River Farm in Cape Neddick, ME.