Jude Treder-Wolff author of the book, Possible Futures: Creative Thinking For The Speed of Life is a performer, trainer and creative arts psychotherapist who is doing some exciting work bridging expertise in improvisation and emotional intelligence.
On September 21st she will be co-facilitating “Improvisation For Developing Emotional Intelligence: A Workshop for Clinicians and Educators” an experiential and discussion training workshop for therapists, counselors, health care professionals and educators that explores the relationship between the practice and philosophy of applied improvisation and the skills and mind set associated with emotional intelligence in Smithtown, NY.
- The game or activity is designed to stimulate focused interactions between people, but everyone is free to choose their degree of participation;
- The game or activity is designed to focus the interaction on an idea (e.g. why change is hard) piece of information (in a classroom this might be a set of facts on a given subject) or skill (at the NY Public Library, for example, the training almost always involves skills in communicating with difficult people, or working with unreasonable or unfair circumstances)
- The game or activity engages thinking, emotion and social interaction in a positive frame: