Comedy Alchemy : Curative Clowning

photo by Ariel DuBov of X in Imbodhi

Comedy Alchemy : Curative Clowning

In the jester’s path to peace, those around you are invited to join in the belly laughs of a humorous harvest from previously heavy harm – Comedy Alchemy.
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In aiding patients to integrating inner harmony, health, and values alignment, I often utilize an internal family systems // parts work frame to bring out the characters that are ‘driving the bus’ of your life.
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If you find that your bus driver is steering you somewhere suspect, try to turn them into a vivid character, find out the wisdom they are trying to convey {often something they are protecting you from, or a misguided attempt to get a need met}, and find a more prosocial way to give them the support or acknowledgement they crave.
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Here is a technique I invented employing this frame that has helped many patients understand who is driving your bus and regain control of the wheel in a fun way :
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Trauma drama :
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What if your parts // character{s} were in a Broadway production // reality TV show // soap opera?
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On stage, you must amplify all aspects of your expression – so the audience in the back can see + sense your character.
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How can you turn up the dial to 11 – ridiculously out of proportion? Act as if you are on a reality TV show and the producers are pushing for higher drama for ratings. .

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Caricature your character – leaning into lampooning. This expansion allows the nuances of the issue to inflate, and this increase in size allows the details of your character and context to be fully seen, felt, and expressed.
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When the previously entangled energy is egregiously expanded, you gain the neutrality of spacious distance through not personally over-identifying with this overblown character.

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Describe this part : what is their name ? what are they wearing? what are their catchphrases {to know when it is their voice speaking to you}? how can you tell when they are driving your bus?
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Ariel Dubov
of X in IMBŌDHI Activewear
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