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The Elephant in the Room is Laughing: A Facilitator Looks at Humor’s Impact on Group Process & Human Resources Presenter: Izzy Gesell, M.ED, CSP. www.izzyg.com [email protected] HUMOR. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The Elephant in the Room is Laughing:

A Facilitator Looks at Humors Impact on Group Process & Human Resources

Presenter: Izzy Gesell, M.ED, CSP

www.izzyg.com [email protected] 1A cognitive skill aimed at adding levity & lightheartedness to life OR diminishing fear and stress.HUMORwww.izzyg.com [email protected] 2 In control & commandConfident & competentMore receptive to feedbackResilient

HUMORwww.izzyg.com [email protected] Person with a PERCIEVED s of h is seen as being3Social lubricantExpressing aggression or hostilitySearch for information

(Paul McGhee, 1976) www.izzyg.com [email protected] 3 Social Goals of Humor1. Include populatiy & friendship4Surprise

Superiority

Biological

Psychoanalytical

Patricia Keith-Spiegel (1972)www.izzyg.com [email protected] WHY WE LAUGHBiological resiliency- stress5Groups are systems of interwoven individual relationships.www.izzyg.com [email protected] Humor & Group ProcessHumor shines a light on the state of group efficacy. Improv all scenes are essentially 2 person scenes6Getting a feel for the emotional climate of the group.www.izzyg.com [email protected] GROUP TEMPERATUREHumor shines a light on the state of group efficacy. Thermostat. TONE of a grouop7 The collective belief of group members that the group can and will be effective; created through interaction.

A groups perceived capability to perform.

www.izzyg.com [email protected] GROUP EFFICACYHumor shines a light on the state of group efficacy. Can read what is true feelings of group AND comedy writers work in group- relate to group efficacy8Shield- The Protector.Overcome awkwardness. Use to set audience at ease so you can maintain control.

Reassure the insecure.

Self-deprecating/effacing

www.izzyg.com [email protected] 4 FUNCTIONS OF HUMORWeapon- The Destroyer

Of ins vs. outs/ outs vs. ins

Against the other

www.izzyg.com [email protected] 4 FUNCTIONS OF HUMORBridge- The Connector

Enjoyable interaction

Shared perspective

www.izzyg.com [email protected] 4 FUNCTIONS OF HUMORLaughter stops when boss comes in11Spotlight- The Announcer

Highlight self or an issue

Control a situation

Status

www.izzyg.com [email protected] 4 FUNCTIONS OF HUMORwww.izzyg.com [email protected] MentalHumor Strengthens MyEmotionalPhysicalSpiritualAbilities13www.izzyg.com [email protected] What can you take from YOUR humor profile and bring to your work and personal life?

Collect humor as it comes it comes to you. (quotes, situations, jokes, stories). Editing is 2nd, step not 1st. (Personal blooper reel)

Share the humor in as many modalities as possible

Now What? Implementation!Stories about growing up, metaphors for today (kids playing as a metaphor for group process). Watch your favorited comedians now with an eye toward the structure.2. Eavesdropping is good14www.izzyg.com [email protected]

15www.izzyg.com [email protected] Think About1 or 2 things you heard, felt, or thought today that made a difference for you.

What skill, tactic or attitude will you implement?

What is your next ACTION STEP to help you move towards your desired state?

BY WHEN will it be done?

Take-Aways16THANK YOU!For more information on this or Izzys other programs:

[email protected]

www.izzyg.com

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