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PLAY ANXIETY AWAY

We’re all here for the same reason: to help with our anxiety. In this introductory class, we’ll use improv and powerful self-help concepts to move you from anxiety towards your natural confidence and courage, and explore them in a fun and playful way. We’ll focus on:

  • Being in the moment
  • Connecting with your body
  • Allowing yourself to make mistakes
  • Letting go of judgement
  • Laughing and playing together

$225 plus tax. 6 weeks. 3 hours per class. No experience necessary. Bring a friend and get 15% off.

Sign up now for Fall classes! Wednesdays 6-9pm, starting October 11th.

Message me at cameron@playwithfireimprov.com if you’re interested, or pay now to secure a spot by e-transfer or PayPal:
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PLAY AT WORK

Work can be stressful. There are bosses, coworkers, presentations, boring meetings, crazy workloads, crazy deadlines, pressure to perform, I should stop listing because it’s probably causing you stress. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way, (at least, not all the time) thanks to improv! This course is designed to go beyond the usual business tips, help you reduce the feeling of stress, and increase your amount of play at work. (Because yes, play is essential to working effectively.)

We’ll play with concepts like:

  • Starting conversations and making small talk
  • Being okay making mistakes and not being 100% perfect all the time
  • Presenting yourself and your ideas without buckling under pressure
  • And of course, bringing more play and fun and joy into your life

$225 plus tax. 4 weeks. 3 hours per class. (Maximum 10 people.) Bring a friend and get 15% off.

Sign up now for Fall classes! Tuesdays 6-9pm, starting October 17th.

Message me at cameron@playwithfireimprov.com if you’re interested, or pay now to secure a spot by e-transfer or PayPal:
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PLAY DAY

“It’s hard enough to get the courage to sign up; now you want me to commit to six weeks?!” If that sounds overwhelming, sign up for this 2 1/2 hour workshop… playshop, instead. Learn the basics and dip your toes in the improv pool. Come on in, the water’s warm, and full of laughs. It’s laugh water.
We’ll touch on the concepts covered in Play Anxiety Away, with a heavy focus on fun.

$30 plus tax. 2 1/2 hours. No experience necessary.

Sign up now for the next Play Day! Thursday, October 5th, 6-8:30pm. (So, technically Play Evening.)

Message me at cameron@playwithfireimprov.com if you’re interested or to find out more.

 

This is the scary part. Actually signing up for a class. Right now your brain is probably “what if?”-ing a whole bunch of scary stuff that you’ll have to do. Be funny on command, be alone on a stage, naked, in front of your high school bullies, singing. While that could be fun, it’s not what we’re here to do. These classes are about growing through play and laughter. I know you have the courage to do this. And so much more. You’ll see.

Got any questions? Check out these FAQ’s. 

 

Benefits of Improv for Mental Health

According to the CMHA, anxiety disorders affect 3.6 million Canadians. And those numbers are probably low. When you factor in the stigma of mental health issues, the fact that almost half of people say they’ve never gone to see a doctor about their issues, most people end up suffering alone before admitting what would be perceived as a “weakness.”

While few scientific studies exist, improv and play have been shown to help:

  • Relieve stress and anxiety
  • Stimulate brain function and boost creativity
  • Improve relationships and your connection with others
  • Enhance your ability to take risks and try new things
  • Relax the body and keep you energized
  • Release endorphins (making you feel good) and boost the immune system

It changed my life (read my story here). And I’ve personally seen it change the lives of others. Improv is like going to therapy, and having fun at the same time.

Laughter truly is the best medicine.

 

 

PWF_Logo_noname“I’ve been struggling socially for a really long time. I finally decided that it was time to turn things around. I don’t think that I would have ever tried my hands on improv if this wasn’t called “Play Anxiety Away!”, so that definitely helped with my decision.

6 weeks go by quickly, but you’ll also notice how quickly your self-confidence will grow and how quickly your anxiety will go away. Sure, when you go to your first class you’ll probably just wanna ‘die’, but hey, you made it to class, and in my book, that’s an amazing first step towards helping yourself!

By Week 6, you just won’t be able to wait to go to class and have a blast!:) I’m just sad how quickly those 3 hours went by.”
– Mr. Sir Captain Jeff

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