Learn to collaborate with others, think on your feet, and celebrate mistakes using the skills of improv theater
So many of us go through life following scripts we didn’t write for ourselves—scripts designed by our family, shaped by our friends, and influenced by the expectations of the people we meet. But the script that worked when we were younger can impact us in different ways as adults and make it tough to get along in the world.
Drawing from contemporary understandings in neuroscience and psychology, psychologist Jeff Katzman and Dan O’Connor, cofounder of TheaterSports LA, explore the nature of our personal capacities and limitations. Through an application of ideas from improvisational theater, we can all learn to collaborate with those around us, to think on our feet, and to celebrate our mistakes. Life Unscripted offers the reader critical tools to enrich relationships, unleash the imagination, and build a more personally meaningful life. Using exercises like “Yes, And,”, “Mistakes as Gifts,” and “No Waffling,” the authors convey practical take-aways for every chapter.