Fearless Improv on Zoom with Margot Escott, LCSW

fearless improv

WHAT: Fearless Improv on Zoom
WHEN: Tuesdays,  6:00-7:00 pm (EST)
(Weekly drop-in class)
No commitment is needed. Just drop in and have fun.
WHERE: Online! Email Margot Escott for login information
COST: $10 suggested donation per class (Pay through Venmo to @Margot-Escott)

INSTRUCTOR: Margot Escott, LCSW
WHO: Improv for Wellness is about playing games and having fun. It’s not about being funny or memorizing scripts. The improv games and laughter we share in this multi-week class, have tremendous therapeutic benefits. Come play in a space that is free of judgment or fear of failure, making it an ideal environment for people who struggle with anxiety or physical impairment. A great way for all ages and abilities to let go, laugh and meet fun friends.

About Margot Escott: Margot has been teaching improv online and in-person for over 10 years. As a student, Margot studied improv greats like Jay Sukow, Gary Schwartz, Aretha Sills &David Razowski?

 

Fearless Improv on Zoom with Margot Escott, LCSW

fearless improv

WHAT: Fearless Improv on Zoom
WHEN: Tuesdays,  6:00-7:00 pm (EST)
(Weekly drop-in class)
No commitment is needed. Just drop in and have fun.
WHERE: Online! Email Margot Escott for login information
COST: $10 suggested donation per class (Pay through Venmo to @Margot-Escott)

INSTRUCTOR: Margot Escott, LCSW
WHO: Improv for Wellness is about playing games and having fun. It’s not about being funny or memorizing scripts. The improv games and laughter we share in this multi-week class, have tremendous therapeutic benefits. Come play in a space that is free of judgment or fear of failure, making it an ideal environment for people who struggle with anxiety or physical impairment. A great way for all ages and abilities to let go, laugh and meet fun friends.

About Margot Escott: Margot has been teaching improv online and in-person for over 10 years. As a student, Margot studied improv greats like Jay Sukow, Gary Schwartz, Aretha Sills &David Razowski?

 

Improv for People with Parkinson’s, MS and their Care Partners – with Margot Escott, LCSW

This multi-week class is Improv for people with Movement Disorders (Parkinson’s Disease, MS) and care Partners. Improvisational Theatre Games are being used clinically over the world. Improv classes are being offered for stress management, coping with life challenges, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. Neuroscience tells us that play, when combined with the trust-building of improv experiences, builds “pro-social brains that know how to interact with others in positive ways.” This is important for adults who are dealing with significant physical and emotional difficulties.  A student shared their thoughts on this class. “All of us have PD at different levels and we’re all trying to accept our challenges. For some of us, communication can be embarrassing and this helps us learn to speak out and not be afraid to use our voices.”
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Assael Romanelli Ph. D. – Play is a muscle

Assael RomanelliAssael Romanelli, Ph.D.  is a prolific writer, clinician, and internationally known trainer. Our first podcast was on May 5, 2017, a few months before we both presented at the “Yes, and Mental Health Conference” in Chicago. I was so glad to catch up with him and his great body of work over the past 4 years. He has made a great difference in the world of research and clinical improv. He conducted a research project teaching improv to social workers in 2019 he and colleagues published the research project “I’mprovisation – Therapists’ Subjective Experience during Improvisational Moments in the Clinical Encounter”. Assael developed a training course for therapists in theater improvisation skills and observed its impact on their clinical work. The 17 therapists that he trained in this study all had a positive change in relation to their work.
 

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He Says I’m Great But Doesn’t Want a Relationship – What Should I Do? – Deep Soulful Love

by Kat Peoples – Ph.D., LMHC, LPC, Amy Sherman – M.A., LMHC, Margot Escott – MSW, LCSW, Dana Hall – LCPC, MA, TF-CBT

# Quit taking it personally

Margot Escott

Many men have reasons why they don’t want a relationship and it often has nothing to do with you. 

I love the acronym Q-Tip. Quit Taking It Personally!

There’s a line we often hear in comedies that have become a cliché. “It’s more about me than it is about you.” We can laugh at that thought unless it’s happening to ourselves.

If you have been “seeing” a man – going to movies, having coffees, and sharing meals – you have a friend! 

Perhaps you received “signals” that he wanted a more intimate relationship with you or you were imagining a different relationship and confronted him. You got the response that he “doesn’t want a relationship”.

Well, if you are already friends, you Do have a relationship. 

The “R” word gets bandied about and many of us consider it to mean a committed, intimate partnership. But relationships can have many forms.

We have relationships with our family, siblings, and friends. 

In these relationships, the only expectations are to be a friend, which means honoring commitments, honesty, trust, and other values. But when we set expectations with someone, like an intimate relationship, we may be misreading the signs.

I’ve had many “boyfriends” in my life and a few really good male friends. These are men that I can hang out with, share ideas with, and just be myself with any of the anxiety that often accompanies “Intimate” relationships.

Having male friends, and that is a relationship, is wonderful in so many ways. 

It can help us to better understand men, especially when they enjoy and appreciate me.  And besides, the best way to have a friend is to be a friend.

Margot Escott, MSW, LCSW – www.margotescott.com

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Fearless Improv on Zoom with Margot Escott, LCSW

fearless improv

WHAT: Fearless Improv on Zoom
WHEN: Tuesdays,  6:00-7:00 pm (EST)
(Weekly drop-in class)
No commitment is needed. Just drop in and have fun.
WHERE: Online! Email Margot Escott for login information
COST: $10 suggested donation per class (Pay through Venmo to @Margot-Escott)

INSTRUCTOR: Margot Escott, LCSW
WHO: Improv for Wellness is about playing games and having fun. It’s not about being funny or memorizing scripts. The improv games and laughter we share in this multi-week class, have tremendous therapeutic benefits. Come play in a space that is free of judgment or fear of failure, making it an ideal environment for people who struggle with anxiety or physical impairment. A great way for all ages and abilities to let go, laugh and meet fun friends.

About Margot Escott: Margot has been teaching improv online and in-person for over 10 years. As a student, Margot studied improv greats like Jay Sukow, Gary Schwartz, Aretha Sills &David Razowski?

 

Fearless Improv on Zoom with Margot Escott, LCSW

fearless improv

WHAT: Fearless Improv on Zoom
WHEN: Tuesdays,  6:00-7:00 pm (EST)
(Weekly drop-in class)
No commitment is needed. Just drop in and have fun.
WHERE: Online! Email Margot Escott for login information
COST: $10 suggested donation per class (Pay through Venmo to @Margot-Escott)

INSTRUCTOR: Margot Escott, LCSW
WHO: Improv for Wellness is about playing games and having fun. It’s not about being funny or memorizing scripts. The improv games and laughter we share in this multi-week class, have tremendous therapeutic benefits. Come play in a space that is free of judgment or fear of failure, making it an ideal environment for people who struggle with anxiety or physical impairment. A great way for all ages and abilities to let go, laugh and meet fun friends.

About Margot Escott: Margot has been teaching improv online and in-person for over 10 years. As a student, Margot studied improv greats like Jay Sukow, Gary Schwartz, Aretha Sills &David Razowski?

 

Daniel DeWalt – Improviser/teacher/theatre innovator

This is our second interview with the fabulous Daniel DeWalt of Covered Bridge Studios and Theaters in the Chicago area. He has recently created a series of FREE Master Level Improv Sessions with their newest enterprise, Generations On The Bridge Improv Playground.  Combining the talents of children, teens, and adults who have graduated from their conservatory Comedy & Drama Improv Program in a single group, this promises to be something quite unique.  Daniel, along with other professional instructors, is emphasizing advanced improv concepts and they will be opening these sessions soon to graduate-level improv students from all over the country. For more information about these exciting masterclasses and other projects at Covered Bridge, contact Daniel at MycoveredBridge@aol.com
 

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Fearless Improv on Zoom with Margot Escott, LCSW

fearless improv

WHAT: Fearless Improv on Zoom
WHEN: Tuesdays,  6:00-7:00 pm (EST)
(Weekly drop-in class)
No commitment is needed. Just drop in and have fun.
WHERE: Online! Email Margot Escott for login information
COST: $10 suggested donation per class (Pay through Venmo to @Margot-Escott)

INSTRUCTOR: Margot Escott, LCSW
WHO: Improv for Wellness is about playing games and having fun. It’s not about being funny or memorizing scripts. The improv games and laughter we share in this multi-week class, have tremendous therapeutic benefits. Come play in a space that is free of judgment or fear of failure, making it an ideal environment for people who struggle with anxiety or physical impairment. A great way for all ages and abilities to let go, laugh and meet fun friends.

About Margot Escott: Margot has been teaching improv online and in-person for over 10 years. As a student, Margot studied improv greats like Jay Sukow, Gary Schwartz, Aretha Sills &David Razowski?

 

Fearless Improv on Zoom with Margot Escott, LCSW

fearless improv

WHAT: Fearless Improv on Zoom
WHEN: Tuesdays,  6:00-7:00 pm (EST)
(Weekly drop-in class)
No commitment is needed. Just drop in and have fun.
WHERE: Online! Email Margot Escott for login information
COST: $10 suggested donation per class (Pay through Venmo to @Margot-Escott)

INSTRUCTOR: Margot Escott, LCSW
WHO: Improv for Wellness is about playing games and having fun. It’s not about being funny or memorizing scripts. The improv games and laughter we share in this multi-week class, have tremendous therapeutic benefits. Come play in a space that is free of judgment or fear of failure, making it an ideal environment for people who struggle with anxiety or physical impairment. A great way for all ages and abilities to let go, laugh and meet fun friends.

About Margot Escott: Margot has been teaching improv online and in-person for over 10 years. As a student, Margot studied improv greats like Jay Sukow, Gary Schwartz, Aretha Sills &David Razowski?