LifeBox has been working with training companies, organisations and in healthcare since 2013. We often work on the principle that when we are exploring ideas, there isn’t necessarily a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, and we like to bring a sense of playfulness to the session. This is because when we allow our ‘childlike’ brain to operate, new ideas begin to flow, we are less resistant, more adventurous and become more creatively productive.
How we work
We work in partnership with clients to create typical crucial conversations that reflect the world of work that the participants inhabit. This allows them to look in, objectively, and see their own behaviours mirrored back to them so that they can begin to reflect on them.
We use theatre in healthcare, education and business to provoke; through the use of actors and forum theatre, participants can replay and shape live action to allow exploration of different ways of developing their crucial conversations to achieve the best possible outcome.
Our actors bridge the worlds of theatre and business and work with you to be inspirational.
We believe that you can achieve further levels of excellence in your business as you discover the benefits of working with actors and using the dramatic medium in your courses.
Techniques we use
We work with you to find the best solution for your learning needs. Typically, we utilise techniques such as forum theatre, simulation or one-to-one.
Founded in the 1970s as a tool for empowering oppressed communities, forum theatre in business works to empower participants to take control of the action they see. Imagine having a remote control that allows you to rewind, replay and re-record the action in real time. Participants are able to give highly detailed feedback to the actors in the scene, enabling them to explore alternatives and reach a better outcome so that a good crucial conversation can become a great one.
Simulation, often used in healthcare, involves participants engaging with an actor. Don’t worry… it’s not role play… we know everyone hates that. In simulation, participants just do what they do every day. Learning in simulation takes place in the debrief afterwards. Our actors will work with facilitators to give detailed, non-judgmental feedback to empower individuals to grow in their communication skills.
In a one-to-one our actors work with individual participants to explore conversations that may be relevant to that individual. From delivering bad news in healthcare to performance managing poor behaviour, rehearsal is the key. Using our actors, we can allow individuals the opportunity to explore and engage with different responses and allow them the opportunity to experience a variety of reactions.
What people have said about working with us:
“You can put yourself in the situation because it is physically in front of you. It’s not being talked about; it’s being performed”
“Loved the actors. Good to explore emotions and emotional agility”
“I liked how nuanced it was [working with actors]. It wasn’t ‘obvious’, so you had to go into it at different levels”
“I worked with LifeBox as part of the creation of an online learning resource for nursing students. The experience was extremely positive. The work was interesting to watch in development and the finished product was professional and informative.”
– David Mathew, Centre for Learning Excellence, University of Bedfordshire
Prices are competitive but subject to individual company requirements. Please contact us for a complimentary consultation.
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