Friday, August 9 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Emotional Vaccination: Using Applied Improvisation To Address Addiction

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Applied improvisation can be used by emotionally and socially aware practitioners to help change the world, one person at a time. The American Psychiatric Association defines addiction as: ‘a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence.' If addiction truly is a brain disease, then Applied Improvisation is, theoretically, an excellent tool to help address that disease. Addiction affects all ages, races, religions, countries and socio-economic groups. In this workshop, we'll explore how using Applied Improvisation can help addicts of all kinds anchor their 12-step work by forging a stronger mind/body/spirit awareness. Specifically, we'll examine the concept of 'Emotional Vaccination' and how it might provide a blueprint for other AI practitioners to develop their own approach when working with people who have experienced trauma.


David Koff

David Koff has been acting and improvising professionally for 27 years, with appearances on the TV shows “The West Wing", "The John Larroquette Show", and "Sesame Street". After completing The Groundlings improvisation training program in Los Angeles,  trained for a decade with... Read More →

Friday August 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Student Activities Center - Room 304

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