IMPROV PROVIDES COPING SKILLS FOR DEALING WITH BULLYING
Bullying isn’t reserved for the playground alone; it can happen to anyone at any time. Dealing with bullying can occur in the neighborhood, in school and on the playground as easily as it can happen to adults in the workplace.
Margot Escott and IMPROVPLAYS bring their workshop “Coping with Bullying” to all types of working groups – companies, schools, churches, meetings – that need a safe space where all ideas and approaches are welcome. For kids, it’s important to have a place where they can be themselves – free to follow their interests, and free to play their way.
Bullies are fighting a “status” battle and are usually individuals with low self-esteem who’ve been treating badly themselves. Improvisors become adept at working with these tensions and characters onstage, using the energy of a status battle to build tension and create interesting scenes. People playing bullies can generate a lot of energy and fun.
Bullies can’t do their thing in safe spaces. Improvisational space – listening, accepting, supporting, taking risks and celebrating failure – is safe space. It doesn’t have to be on a stage.
Margot Escott and Craig Price teach an Anti-Bullying Workshop at Mike Davis Elementary School, Naples, FL
Margot Escott uses improv to teach anti-bullying coping skills at Mike Davis Elementary School., Naples, FL
Improv professional and LCSW, Margot Escott is now offering Coping with Bullying Workshops. Contact Margot for more information at (239) 434-6558 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the form below:
Margot Escott has been teaching and performing improv professionally in Southwest Florida for the past five years. For over twenty-five years, she has presented workshops and seminars on “Therapeutic Value of Humor and Play” on a national level. Margot graduated from the New York University School of Social Work in 1983 and have lived and practiced in Naples since 1984.