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Swipe Left on Your Inner Critic: 5 Techniques for Quieting the Voice of Unhelpful Judgment

Wednesday March 20, 2019
6:00 PM until 7:00 PM

Is there a voice inside your head that sometimes tells you that you’re not good enough? It might also give you other negative messages like, “That idea is no good.” “Don’t say that because people will think you’re foolish.” “Who are you to think you can do that?” Professional improv comedian and author Pam Victor calls that voice the Evil Mind Meanie; it’s the internal voice of unhelpful judgment that’s frequently in our heads telling us that we’re doing it wrong...plus a whole buffet full of other judgmental and negative messages that keep us from tapping into our most creative, productive, authentic selves. Through wise and wise-cracking stories and easy-to-do, fun interactive exercises, Pam provides practical and immediately-applicable techniques for “swiping left” - disempowering - the inner critic, so you can better reach your full potential and live with more joy and ease. So ask yourself this: “How would your life change if you stopped listening to the internal voice of unhelpful judgment?” In this presentation, you can find out ... and laugh a lot in the process too!

Pam Victor is a professional improviser, facilitator, author, teacher, and the Head of Happiness (aka Founder and President) of Happier Valley Comedy, the first improv theater and training center in Western Massachusetts. In service to HVC’s mission to bring more laughter, joy, and ease to the world, Pam directs the three branches of the company: the comedy training center, regular shows, and the THROUGH LAUGHTER program for professional and personal development, which uses improv training exercises to build foundational training skills, such as communication, collaboration, and creativity.  Pam is the author of “Baj and the Word Launcher: A Space-Aged Asperger Adventure in Communication” a children’s book that uses sci-fi to teach social and communication skills. Along with legendary improvisers TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi, Pam is the co-author of “Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ & Dave Book.” Pam currently is working on her next book “Jumping into the Unknown & Catching Your Friends: A Zen of Improv Companion Book.” A graduate of Smith College with a Master’s in Education from Iona College, Pam has received improv training from iO Theater (Chicago), Annoyance Theatre (Chicago), ImprovBoston, and from Second City teachers.  Pam is a nice person. She likes you already.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Greenfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  It is also supported by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library.

Location: LeVanway Meeting Room
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