Improv for the Brain is part of Brain Awareness Week, the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. Every March, partners host imaginative activities in their communities that share the wonders of the brain and the impact brain science has on our everyday lives. Workshops are funded by Dana Foundation.
Participants will engage in interactive improvisational comedy activities as instructors connect and discuss the psycho-educational and therapeutic benefits of improv for the brain. Mindfulness techniques will also be taught, each participant will have the opportunity to experience and practice these skills in the moment. The effects of mindfulness on the brain will also be taught. Overall, the objective of this workshop is to show participants through fun experiential learning and comedy that they have control over regulating emotional responses from their amygdala and increasing their feel good hormones and neurotransmitters in their brain.
This workshop is created and taught by psychotherapist, Andrea Baum, M.Ed., LPC, neurologist, Mary Quiceno, M.D., and professional comedian, Lindsay Goldapp.
All sales are final. Classes are non-refundable but enrollment can be deferred to a future term. All students must adhere to policies in the Stomping Ground Student Handbook. Must be 18 years or older to enroll, unless otherwise stated.
All class times are Central Standard Time (CST).
Must have internet connection and access to Zoom.