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Upstaging Social Anxiety

  • The Art Gym Denver 1460 Leyden Street Denver, CO, 80220 United States (map)

This workshop is full. Please email if you’d like to be placed on a waitlist. We plan to offer similar workshops in the future. Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the home page to find out about new workshops.

Upstaging Social Anxiety is an improv comedy-based workshop that helps participants to better manage stress and anxiety and feel more comfortable navigating social situations. 

In a supportive environment, you will learn coping skills that will help you to better manage those uncomfortable feelings of anxiety that arise especially in social situations.  You will engage in tailored improv comedy exercises that are designed to help you gradually confront anxiety and challenge thoughts that fan the flames of fear.  Through the practice of improv comedy and re-enacting some worst-case social scenarios, you may begin to find some of your worries absurd...or even hilarious! 

Please note that this is NOT a therapy group. It is a recreational workshop that does not take the place of mental health treatment.  

About the Facilitator

Dr. Alison Sheesley is a passionate play therapist and very amateur improviser.  With advanced training in group facilitation and play therapy, she has worked with a wide variety of clients across the lifespan facing many different issues.  She also facilitates a group counseling experience as an adjunct professor at the University of Northern Colorado. 

Who is this workshop for? Adults 18+ - previous improv experience is not necessary

Cost: Free! We offer this workshop freely so ALL may participate, regardless of income. We are able to do this because of donations. If you are able, please consider a tax-deductible donation.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Please email if you’d like to be placed on a waitlist.

Earlier Event: June 8
AllAbility Jam
Later Event: August 3
Improv in the DIRT!