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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Sunday, November 9 • 10:00am - 11:20am
Humor's Impact on Individuals & Group Process

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ROOM 711

This 80-minute workshop aims to examine practical ways of understanding and using humor in our personal and professional lives. Whether conscious or not, people use humor to make statements about themselves, their relationships, their fears, and other things which they may find difficult to say otherwise. Positive humor can foster warmth and social bonding, while negative humor is often divisive. But the absence of humor altogether indicates a systematic blockage of communication. Participants will be introduced to the theoretical frameworks of humor, as well as learn how to inspire positive humor in both individual and group therapy settings. 


Izzy Gesell, MSEd

Izzy Gesell, MEd, CSP, is an “organizational alchemist” helping people navigate internal logjams to emerge more confident, spontaneous and effective. Through keynotes, breakouts, coaching and facilitated sessions, Izzy offers imaginative, intuitive and immediately useful insights and programs. Among the first to use Improv Theater concepts as tools for personal and organizational learning, he is the author of Playing Along: Group... Read More →

Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 11:20am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY