I first read Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection in 2012, the same time as I started improv and her work influences my approach.
It’s also why I think so many people feel nervous about improv. Improv and play challenge us to learn to put down our protective shields and rediscover play, creativity and laughter.
Improv isn’t therapy so if it’s pressing some spots for you that are too tender, it’s better to go gently and/or pause and ask for some support – ask me if you like.
But improv can be a wonderful practice ground where you can gradually practice expanding your freedom.
Look down the “Cultivating” right hand side of Brené Brown’s guideposts for wholehearted living.