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Friday, August 9 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Life Unscripted: Challenging our patterns through improvisation

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We become scripted very young in life, with patterns of neurocircuitry established within the first year of life. Attachment theory, neuroscience, and infant research show us that our earliest experiences can become lifelong patterns or scripts, coded in the pathways of our brains, determining the general way we respond to our environment. It’s difficult to learn new patterns, and our school systems tend to reify those that were laid down early in our life. We believe that people often sign up for an improvisation workshop looking to learn to do things differently – to experiment with “unscripting” what they’ve been practicing for years. While psychotherapies are invaluable in this regard, improvisation provides a unique opportunity for individuals to play with the boundaries of their script and to explore new ways of being. This workshop will provide participants with an introduction into the science of scripting and brain patterning in the first years of life. We will then engage in improvisation exercises aimed at helping all of us to consider how we might approach the task of learning to write a new script for our lives and ultimately to create a better world through the strength of rapport building and engagement.

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Jeffrey Katzman

Jeffrey Katzman has presented on Applied Improvisation to multiple regional and national conferences, including the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting, the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, and multiple Psychiatry Department grand rounds presentations... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
The Wang Center - Room 201