Meghan Fulton is firing up the interwebs for a fun taster online Improv session designed especially for therapists and counsellors – aka ‘Improv-a-Zoom’. Join her for some necessary laughs and silliness, along with the usual space for depth, explorations and reflections. But this time of course all in Zoomland!
With: Meghan Fulton
When: Saturday 9 May 2020, 4pm to 5.15pm
Venue: Online, using Zoom video conferencing
Places available: 8 to 12 (first come, first served)
This is beginner level and no prior experience of Improv is necessary! It’s simply an offering to resource us briefly during these heavy times, to get together, be playful and spontaneous, let our hair down, shake off the energy of the week and raise our own vibes!
This taster group class is free, but Meghan asks that anyone attending kindly donates to their favourite local theatre or live music venue. The arts, as we all know, are taking quite a hit at this time, and Meghan wants to support the artistic community as much as possible.
You do not have to have Zoom software installed on your device to take part.
Meghan will send out an email invitation to all participants before the session.
In the hopefully unlikely event of any boundary issues – for example, if your therapist, supervisor or client, or noisy next door neighbour (!) has signed up as well – Meghan will also send out a list of participants 2 to 3 days in advance for therapists on the list to see.
Joining the call
Meghan’s meeting invite will include a link. Click on the link to join the meeting.
Please make sure before the call that your computer’s microphone, speakers and video camera are all working.
It’s best to use your laptop or desktop computer rather than a phone.
During the call
- a wig or hat
- an interesting object at home
- and just your good, daring, joy-loving, kind selves!
It will also help if you:
- have a comfortable private space where you’ll be undisturbed
- turn off any programs on your computer that could reduce your bandwidth or distract with notification sounds
Zoom have lots of video tutorials about how to use its video conferencing software.
- Book your place by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
- You’ll get an email confirming your place.
- Meghan will then email with joining information on the day of the class.
A bit about me. Whenever I do Improv, I feel more alive, creative, playful, spontaneous, energetic and light. This supports me in lots of ways as a therapist. I think Improv and therapy work both feed and support each other.
I ran two Improv workshops, specifically for therapists, with psychotherapist and actor, Darren Cheek in 2019, within the Relational Spaces community.
The first three plays I went to see in London as a kid were Peter Pan, which starred a brilliant, young Mark Rylance, West Side Story and A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by the amazing Robert LePage – these all taught me that magic on stage is possible!
I first discovered the delights of Improv during my exchange program, while studying at USM in Maine, USA, in 1997 and my film course at Emerson College in Boston in 1998, during my Drama degree, and I’ve been attending improv classes and jams in London and Improv festivals (Edinburgh International Improv Fest and Athens, Greece) since 2015.
I worked in film and TV in Los Angeles from 1999 for few years as a Camera Loader/Clapper, Production Assistant, and I briefly played a Cop in a movie with the rapper, Coolio! I raised almost $4,000 for HIV/AIDS in California by cycling 600 miles alongs the Pacific Coast Highway in one week. I did my 4-year MA training in Mindfulness-based (Core Process) Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute on wild Dartmoor, 2007-11.
If there’s interest for this and possibly any more, we’ll have a think about creating another one next month or fortnight for any therapists who wish to drop in for either/both.
I can’t wait to see you!
PS: my instagram: @the_improv_therapist
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