While taking the most enjoyable acting classes London has to offer is great for those with a passion for acting itself, these classes have long been seen as a tool to help people from all walks of life improve their communication skills. There’s no more glowing indictment of this than news that doctors in London are being sent to acting classes as part of communication training to improve their bedside manner.
For a profession that is becoming all the more stressful as years go by, this offers them not only a chance to blow off some steam, but also to try to see the world through their patients' eyes. Running activities that put them in a vulnerable position is a great way to start to ensure empathy is present for all their patients, who are of course in a very vulnerable situation themselves in the hospital.
While some in the medical profession believe these classes to be too touchy-feely for the industry, Dr Andrew Goddard, consultant gastroenterologist and spokesman for the Royal College of Physicians, told the Daily Mail: “Anything that can improve how doctors, nurses and patients interact has got to be a good thing.” In our opinion, one of those two viewpoints seems to have a better bedside manner than the other!
Communication workshops can be tailored to whatever the needs of your business and its employees are. Role-playing in an open environment with positive energy is a great way to improve skills such as customer service, interpersonal relationships within an office and even sales techniques.