WHY IMPROV FOR MENTAL HEALTH?

The power of laughter to transform our brain chemistry has been proven again and again in years of scientific studies. Researchers and clinical psychologists are now discovering the therapeutic benefits in the learning process of improvisational comedy. Improv affects a range of human emotions and life skills and promotes emotional and mental health. Mindfulness, communication skills, social skills, emotional regulation, self-awareness, and interpersonal connections are just a few of the many gains embedded in the process of learning improv.

As the benefits of improv on the brain continue to emerge, mental health professionals and improv theaters all over the world have created therapeutic programs. Stomping Ground Comedy’s Improv for Life (IFL) program offers therapeutic improv classes for populations with unique needs in the community.IFL Program Director Andrea K. Baum is a psychotherapist and improviser who pulls from her extensive mental health training and experience when developing classes to reach the specific needs of each population.

WHY IMPROV FOR MENTAL HEALTH?

The power of laughter to transform our brain chemistry has been proven again and again in years of scientific studies. Researchers and clinical psychologists are now discovering the therapeutic benefits in the learning process of improvisational comedy. Improv affects a range of human emotions and life skills and promotes emotional and mental health. Mindfulness, communication skills, social skills, emotional regulation, self-awareness, and interpersonal connections are just a few of the many gains embedded in the process of learning improv.

As the benefits of improv on the brain continue to emerge, mental health professionals and improv theaters all over the world have created therapeutic programs. Stomping Ground Comedy’s Improv for Life (IFL) program offers therapeutic improv classes for populations with unique needs in the community.IFL Program Director Andrea K. Baum is a psychotherapist and improviser who pulls from her extensive mental health training and experience when developing classes to reach the specific needs of each population.

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