Learn to collaborate with others, think on your feet, and both welcome and celebrate mistakes using the skills of improve theater.
Offering readers critical tools to enrich relationships, unleash the imagination, and build a more personally meaningful life, psychiatrist Jeff Katzman and TheaterSports LA cofounder Dan O’Connor draw from contemporary understandings in neuroscience and psychology to explore the nature of our personal capacities and limitations. Many of us go through life following a script written for us before we were even born—designed by our friends and family, and shaped by the expectations from others that we meet. But the script that worked when we were younger can impact us in different ways as adults and make it hard to get along in the world. Using concepts from improvisational theater, we can all learn to think spontaneously, relish our mistakes, and improve how we work with those around us.