PLAYING WITH NONSENSE, PARADOXICAL ITNERVENTIONS AND GIBBERISH IMPROVISATION

masterclass & certification

with

Alex Sternick

 

 

Over the weekend we will explore gibberish, the art of nonsense and working with paradox. Some of the exercises are playful and some are therapeutic. The course is designed for laughter yoga practitioners, medical clowns, drama therapists, theater improvisation actors, expressive artists, psychotherapists, psycho dramatists, logotherapists and everybody who wants to add more nonsense to his or her life.

 

Why attend?

IMPROVISATION is not only important in the workshop but you are 'forced' to improvise in REAL LIFE when you plan but God Laughs upon you ("LAUGHTER" is about that). You will get better skills as to how to "play with nonsense", enjoy it and channel it into an opportunity for success and empowerment. The deep understanding of the concept of NONSENSE will provide you with skills of how to stop fighting reality and searching for “one absolute truth”, while realizing "anything goes". Hence, you'll become less disappointed by 'circumstances' or life's Surprises and more of an accepting person. Since practice of Gibberish Improvisation awakes the right hemisphere activity that enables you to be more creative and innovative when you face Surprises of Life and personal "tzunami's", or else when you are bound to perform any daily tasks without losing vital energy on over thinking & planning. Practicing of Gibberish on the Stage (and in Real Life) will make you an Artist as anyone can be. As you will experience the Essence of Catharsis you will also get certified as Gibberish Theater Improvisation Certified Leader.

 

 

What can you expect from the course?

  • We will learn and experiment on stage with self-acceptance, of ourselves, unconditioned to our failures, weaknesses, imperfections or what the others might think of us. We will befriend with ourselves

  • We will learn how to take the Nonsensical Tools to help us in living our life fearlessly.

  • We will improve our capacity to react to unexpected life situations, challenges and surprises (improvisation for real life).

  • Enhance the connection with your inner child, (curious, inquisitive, daring, free and creative).

  • Play with nonsense, using the tool of gibberish. Learn to let go of logic, thinking and talking including your inner narrative.

  • Connect with our inner clown (fool) and explore the ‘wisdom of the fools’.

  • Explore some of the basics of Positive Psychology and logotherapy (based on the work of Viktor Frankl). Introduction to provocative therapy and paradoxical intention.

  • Explore para-logical choice for self-empowerment: Coaching in taking decisions that require inner strength and moving out of our comfort zone.

  • Learn tools and exercises to facilitate your own nonsense & gibberish improvisation workshops.

 

This is a professional leaders certificate program in gibberish and the art of nonsense. No previous knowledge is required.

 

 

Alex Sternick, BSc. in Clinical Nutrition, is an expert and internationally recognized practitioner in the Art of Nonsense and Laughter Therapy. He introduced laughter yoga to Israel and has worked with Israelis and Arabs in an attempt to bring these diverse groups together through laughter and nonsense.

 

Alex is the Gibberish Professor for the Msc. in Applied Positive Psychology program at New Bucks University in the UK. He has also trained Leaders all over the world including Japan, America, UK, Italy, France, Austria, Slovenia, The Netherlands and Finland.

 

In 2014 he was granted with the GOLDEN LAUGHTER AWARD by the French School of Happiness & Rigology for his contribution of pursuing peace through laughter among Jews, Palestinians and Jordanians.

More info: http://laughter.co.il/about/

 

If you came from outside Hannover, you can stay the night at Landhaus Havelse in 30823 Garbsen for ca. € 60 per night or for a total of € 20 for both nights at the workshop studio (no luxury, bring your own mattress/bedding).

 

The course will take place at Pfadfinderhaus Lohnde; Lohnder Straße 6; 30926 Seelze (Lohnde) near Hannover from 26th – 28th of October 2018, starting Friday at 10 am and ending Sunday at 6 pm.

The seminar is in English. The possibility of translation into German is available.

 

Cost: € 394 per person (if this is your second course with Alex, a discount may be granted).

 

The course is designed for max. 15 participants and will take place as soon as a minimum of 8 participants apply.

 

For bookings and questions please contact Christian, email: grabert@web.de

Deadline für application: August 31st 2018.

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