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IMPROVISING IS A BETTER WAY TO LIVE

By Berta Monclús, IMPROVA (Spain) Picture by Zapa7ir Each step we take brings us closer to learning the technique. That technique that sustains and elevates us, and allows us to delve deeper into each of the themes framed in the case scenarios identified in the ACTitude project (you can read […]

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EMOTIONAL SIDE EFFECTS OF PANDEMIC AND ONE CURE

By María Carracedo (Fundación INTRAS- Spain) One year ago the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Committee declared the coronavirus outbreak as a global health emergency based on the increasing rates of reporting of cases in China and other countries. Since that moment, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many people’s lives […]

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Learn to manage difficult emotions

By Bojan Musil, University of Maribor It is common to experience emotions such as sadness, anger, fear, anxiety, shame, and guilt when we are in an unfamiliar situation or when we are experiencing conflict or abuse (you can also read more about these emotions in our 2nd newsletter!). These emotions […]

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Gaining and giving – putting to test our improv sessions

This, indeed, has been a marvellous encounter, an interchange between theatre people and mental health professionals. Having the opportunity to come in close contact with professionals from the mental health field in order to provide them with theatre techniques so that they will help their patients to deal with emotional […]

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IMPROVISING IMPROV IN PANDEMIC TIMES

November 2020 – blog entry By María Carracedo Fundación INTRAS (Spain) WE DID IT!! We trained seventeen people from the field of mental health in Spain (professionals and users) on improv techniques to deal with verbal violence and abuse. And we did face to face workshops!!! This sentence would have […]

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IMPROV – An emergency measure to improve life

There are 12 cases that give us the same amount of possible scenarios of work, investigation, and approach. We have these specific situations to bring up, deepen, and develop the Improv Theater. Consequently, we are able to use it as a powerful tool, which will transform the daily habit of […]