Improv for Caregivers

Friday, 1:00pm-2:30pm CSTOnline

    An online interactive and experiential workshop for caregivers of dementia, Alzheimer's, and/or Parkinson's to gain new communication skills using improv. This program is FREE to North Texas family caregivers and generously funded by The AWARE Fund of The Dallas Foundation and The Hagen Family Foundation. All other caregivers and professional Caregivers are asked to make a Pay What You Can Donation before registering.  Stomping Ground Comedy Theater and Training Center is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Flexibility. Adaptability. Spontaneity. Listening. Courage. Generosity. Acceptance. Trust. These are all characteristics of an excellent caregiver. They are also qualities of an excellent improv comedy performer. These worlds are parallel and the Improv for Caregivers class builds upon these parallels. Employing improv games and exercises, Stomping Ground provides caregivers with the methods to become better at what they do. This is an interactive and experiential workshop for caregivers of dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson's to gain new communication skills. The concepts and techniques taught in this workshop will benefit both the caregiver and their loved one. Caregivers can relieve stress and form a more joyful bond with the person they are caring for. In turn, their loved one is also less frustrated and agitated and has improved quality of life.
  • Understanding your loved one’s new and changing perspective of their environment.
  • New Nonverbal and Verbal ways to communicate with your changing loved one.
  • Listening and responding to difficult behaviors such as confusion, outbursts, and agitation
  • How to step into your loved one’s new world and respond appropriately instead of reality checking.
  • Diffusing difficult behavior.
  • Mindfulness techniques for you and your loved one to cope with stress.

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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.