Anything creative is therapeutic to me, even if it is just some simple words like these.
These are both acting and writing requirements:
Describe the scene in detail. What is he seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching. What is he thinking? What is his emotional state? What does he want? What is his backstory? What happened immediately before? Describe him. What is his personality? What are his physical characteristics? What is he wearing? How does he talk?
Improvisation is realtime writing immersed in all of this.
Dogma is typically deceit enforced by cruelty and murder. Freedom of expression is the foundation of civilisation that emerged (after much struggle) from our brutal past.
Casting off the shackles of the KGB means winning the right not to be raped, tortured, mutilated and murdered.