Improvisation & Humor with Dr. Belinda Fu, Dr. John Stevens & Timothy Knowlton
Dr. Belinda Fu’s 3 clusters of improv skills
Attune: Read the person, read the room.
Affirm: “Yes...”: affirm the other person’s reality.
Advance: “And…” Move things forward.
Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up by Patricia Ryan Watson
Improv Nation by Sam Wasson
What makes you laugh in your day-to-day life?
Think of a recent time when you used “yes and” in a patient interaction or in a challenging conversation with a friend or loved one - what did that feel like?
Think of a time someone came up with an idea and you built upon it.
GOAL: Pay attention to how often do you use “yes but” in daily conversation? was it necessary? can you replace it with “yes and”?