All Kinds of News for September 11, 2019
Calo Lake Ozark has discovered the power of Improv. For the last year and a half, the students, their families and staff have been learning and playing improv for the amazing and powerful benefits it offers. Using the comedic art form of improv, short thirty second to three-minute-long games are being applied to both the Teen and Pre-Teen program with awesome results. At Calo's annual Trauma Conference, keynote speaker Mary DeMichele facilitated a thirty-minute Improv Jam where Calo students, educational consultants and clinical professionals, who previously had little prior understanding or experience in improv and who had not even met each other, performed together to wonderful effect. Under the direction and facilitation of Mary DeMichele, consultant and author of One Rule Improv, Calo offers students weekly improv classes and the integration of improv games throughout their daily schedule.
Improv, although typically known for its comedic value, is applied in education, clinical practice, business and for self-improvement. It’s rule of “Yes, and…” delivers fast and simultaneous benefits. Almost immediately, interpersonal and social-emotional skills supporting the development of acceptance, empathy and resilience develop. Students move from an oppositional mindset to one of listening, adaptability and coregulation. Self-acceptance and trust grow giving a foundation to build relationships, decrease anxiety and so much more.
For more information about improv at Calo, please contact, Improv Coordinator and Teen Boys Case Manager Brian Knox at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the approach to teaching and applying improv at Calo please visit OneRuleImprov.com.
About Calo Programs
Calo Programs (www.caloprograms.com) is a unique organization comprised of an extraordinary family of programs, all dedicated to healing the effects of early trauma. Calo is a leading network of clinical and therapeutic programs that offers a comprehensive set of services focused on cutting edge, trauma-based interventions.
All Calo programs implement a unique and truly relational treatment model based on the science of neurobiology and evidence-based attachment and trauma treatment research. Calo’s proprietary Developmental Trauma CASA Treatment Model and Clinical Structure is pervasive throughout the programs. The unique model facilitates establishing, deepening and maintaining healthy and safe relationships that ultimately lead to co-regulation and Joy.