Play Anxiety Away for Teens


Play Anxiety Away for Teens


More and more teenagers are growing up suffering from anxiety and depression. A survey commissioned by Children’s Mental Health Ontario shows that 46% of students have missed school due to issues around anxiety.

Improv is a way to help that they’ll actually enjoy doing. In this introductory class, we’ll use improv and powerful self-help concepts to help teens move away from anxiety, and towards their natural confidence and courage.


We’re all here for the same reason: to help with our anxiety. In this introductory class, (meaning no experience needed, you’re not expected to be funny or good at improv) we’ll use improv and powerful self-help concepts to move you from anxiety towards your natural confidence and courage, and explore them in a fun and playful way. We’ll play with the ideas of:

  • Being in the moment without judgement

  • Using movement to change our thoughts and feelings

  • Supporting and fully listening to others

  • Allowing ourselves to make misteaks and not be so darn perfect all the time

  • Finding and sharing our voice and opinions and feelings

  • Just playing, playing for the sake of playing

Through play you’ll start to find the fun in life and not take things so seriously. I’ve seen people go from too scared to enter the classroom, to performing in front of hundreds of people. But that’s not the expectation. Frankly, even if you get nothing from this other than a 3-hour break of fun and joy from the the constant emotional work, it’s so worth it.

Let’s play your anxiety away!

If you’re not sold yet, here’s a recent study.