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Improvisation for the Spirit

ISBN: 9781402219993

By: Katie Goodman

Published: 08/01/2008

Packed with creative, original, and, most importantly, fun exercises, Improvisation for the Spirit offers a truly transformational guide for anyone wanting to get more out of life.

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Description

"A practical, fascinating, and funny guidebook. I've already begun applying hints from
Improvisation for the Spirit, and I'm hoping that from now on, when people point and laugh at me, it will be for more appropriate reasons. A delightful read, filled with wonderful strategies."

- Martha Beck, Life Coach Columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine, and author of Steering by Starlight

Wish you could gag your Inner Critic? Feeling blocked creatively? Want to make a big change, but fear taking the leap?

Comedy improv requires quick thinking, collaboration, getting out of your own way, and being in the moment without being a perfectionist. Katie Goodman, an internationally touring improv comedian and comedy writer, uses her witty and encouraging style to show you how to acquire the skills of improv comedy and apply them to every aspect of daily life. Along the way Goodman shares hilarious and insightful stories from her experiences onstage, as well as step-by-step exercises from her popular self-discovery workshops and retreats. Packed with creative, original, and, most importantly, fun exercises, Improvisation for the Spirit offers a truly transformational guide for anyone wanting to get more out of life.

"Bottom line: Katie is funny. She teaches you to live your life like an improv scene - no fear and fully committed."
- Wayne Brady, improv comedian, Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Don't Forget the Lyrics

"Katie Goodman's writing fl ows and then jumps with anecdotes and prescriptions for finding courage. Fun to read, hard to put down."
- Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes

"If you feel that something is holding you back, that the life you are meant to live is out there somewhere if only you could fi nd it, then this book should go straight to the top of your reading list."
- Carl Honore, author of In Praise of Slowness and Under Pressure

About the Author

Katie Goodman

Katie Goodman is a nationally touring improv comedy actress as well as a comedy writer, award-winning actress, acting teacher and creative coach. Her creative workshop and her writing have appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine. She is also the director and co-writer for Broad Comedy, a nationally touring women’s sketch company. She lives in Bozeman, Montana.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Chapter 1: The Spontaneous Life
Chapter 2: Be Present & Aware
Chapter 3: Be Open & Flexible
Chapter 4: Take Risks
Chapter 5: Trust
Chapter 6: Surrender & Non-Attachment
Chapter 7: Gag Your Inner Critic
Chapter 8: Get Creative
Chapter 9: Effortlessness
Chapter 10: Desire & Discovering What You Want
Chapter 11: Authenticity
Chapter 12: Allowing Imperfection & Practice, Practice, Practice

Appendix: The Practice
About the Author

Excerpt

Excerpt from Chapter 1: The Spontaneous Life

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
—Colette

This chapter will help you restore your creative self-confidence, disc...

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Reviews



“Life: none of us get out of it alive, so isn’t it worth it to find ways to be ourselves, and enrich our lives at the same time? Katie wants us involved in the process and in Improv...

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Specs

Format: eBook PDF

Dimensions
Length: 9 in
Width: 7 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 272 pages

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