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For ten years, I watched helplessly as Cameron spiralled downward into anxiety, agoraphobia, and depression. Just the thought of doing stuff outside his comfort zone made him physically ill – and everything was outside his comfort zone.

So how did he go from sick and scared to an improv ninja who now teaches others how to overcome anxiety?

Find out, in this funny and inspiring series of posts he wrote for his blog. If you’ve ever thought being anxious was a life sentence, this is for you:

How I Got Over My Anxiety Part 1: Deciding To Change

How I Got Over My Anxiety Part 2: Seeing A Therapist

How I Got Over My Anxiety Party 3: Meditation

How I Got Over My Anxiety Part 4: Self-Help

How I Got Over My Anxiety Part 5: Improv!

How I Got Over My Anxiety Part 6: Facing Fear

How I Got Over My Anxiety Part 7: Accepting Myself As I Am Right Now



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  1. March 24, 2015

    I just took a 6 weeks program with Cameron and he’s an amazing instructor! Who knew I’d be able to have fun in front of my fellow classmates without shitting myself and dying! I actually had fun and wondered why didn’t I discover the world of improv any sooner!

    • March 24, 2015

      That’s awesome, Jeff! So glad you had the courage to take a chance on learning something new. : )

  2. January 2, 2017

    I wanted to send you a proper email but couldn’t find the contact section… well, let’s face truth: I haveto do it in a “comment”… So let me comment what I think. I receive your newsletter for over a few months now and I must say, because I feel it, I really enjoy them. I get along with your way of seeing the improv. I don’t like every newsletters, but I enjoy very much of them. I am a fresh French improviser, who’s passionate about the English language too. My dream is to perform in English and French. I am an amateur, but if life gives me the gift of becoming pro, I’ll welcome it. A little finger tells me I can do it if I really believe in it, but another finger tells me I might not be ready to believe such thing… Let’s see. Here and now, I thank you very much for your newsletter and the way you consider improv. It’s a gift for me.
    Thank you. Merci beaucoup du fond de mon coeur à gauche, là.

    • January 2, 2017

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting! We removed our contact info a while back after getting too much spam, so thank you for taking the time to get in touch. Canada has a vibrant French improv community in Montreal, and we’ve also seen improvisers perform bilingually as well as en français in festivals. There is so much joy in being new to improv; enjoy this caterpillar/chrysalis phase of your journey, because that’s where the learning is often most explosive. We’ve been improvising for 11 years now, and still take workshops and learn new skills in other fields (Cameron’s taking dance lessons this year!) to keep that “beginner’s mind.” If there’s any topic in particular you’d like us to explore, or ask our improv instructors about, please let us know. Merci beaucoup et avoir une merveilleuse nouvelle année!

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