Gifted Improv Group, Round 2, with Gordon Smith & Lisa Bany — starting March/April 2021



We're excited to bring you the second installments of Improv Comedy Group! - gifted self-development and connecting experiences. These groups are offered in collaboration with gifted therapist Gordon Smith of Gifted and Growing, and Lisa Bany, who is an author, comedian and instructor at The Second City Comedy and Chief Improv Officer of Improv Therapy Group. The first cohort had a wonderful experience, so we’re back for more!

This group offers a four-week experience in which we will come together (on zoom) with our gifted peers in a spirit of creative play and exploration. Through a series of improv themes - cultivating openness & playfulness, relaxation & self-care, emotional intelligence & empathy, and creative storytelling & expression - we practice spontaneous group creativity and connection. Improv is the Art of "Yes, And". It gives us a chance to explore parts of ourselves, our (gifted) minds, and our relationships that we might, in more typical social situations, forget about or decide not to acknowledge or express. Improv is an excellent practice for rediscovering playfulness and openness to serendipity, for developing camaraderie and co-creativity with our fellow gifted peers, and for inspiring ourselves and our peers to fuller and more authentic self-expression.

There are four facilitated sessions in this round, each with group exercises designed around the session's theme:

Session 1. Repeal inhibition -- Improv for social openness and playfulness

Session 2. Heal thyself -- Improv for relaxing and taking care of yourself

Session 3. I second that emotion -- Improv for amping up emotional intelligence and empathy

Session 4. Our stories, ourselves -- Improv for creative storytelling and expression

We will be hosting two gifted adults groups and two different times of the week (for our gifted teens group, click here). One group will be held on Sundays at 1pm Eastern Time, and the other group on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 12pm Eastern Time, for four consecutive weeks. Start dates will be determined together with participants once our groups are full. For participants who want to carry forward, we will continue with additional series of four or eight sessions when this round is complete.

Cost is 55 USD per session / 220 USD in total.

To register, go to our payment page (via Improv Therapy Group). For questions, email us at

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