Applied Listening through
Whether in the field of social work, psychology, law, nursing, medicine, and beyond, there is benefit in having space to practice listening and engagement skills.
We will collaborate to create Applied Listening exchanges and simulations for your organization or team that are tailored to your needs. For colleges and universities we can train theatre students in both Meisner and standardized participant protocols, and set up simulations with students in departments across campus who benefit from the opportunity to apply listening and engagement skills. This interdisciplinary model has been an effective, affordable, and sustainable way to provide real-life training in regulated settings.
Listening and Presence
In a world powered by social media and isolation, how do we learn to more deeply connect with other humans? How can we practice the art of deep listening from a place that is grounded in who we uniquely are? What happens when we examine our biases and practice engaging while setting aside our judgement, agenda, and assumptions? True listening validates and nurtures trust.
This training is adapted from the Meisner Acting Technique. Using structured improvs that invite us to stay in the present, we are prevented from being able to think ahead. Our partner becomes our lifeline and we realize that it is through listening and observing them that we find our next steps together.