NJ interactive workshop to address ways to confront inappropriate actions

By KYW Newsradio 1060

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — An interactive workshop coaching people on nonconfrontational ways to respond to inappropriate actions gets underway Saturday in Moorestown. The exercise hopes to show people how they can stand up for themselves and others.

Sewell, New Jersey drama therapist Natalie Slaughter, who is leading an audience in an upcoming exercise called "Standing Up on the Bus," said her goal in the workshop is to help people react to inappropriate comments in a nonconfrontational way when they're in a social space.

"Whether you're 5 years old on the playground or whether you're 70 in a political debate, it's really important to be able to know how to respect each other but also stand your ground,” she said.

The socially distanced workshop consists of three exercises: body language, advocating for yourself, and a standing-on-the-bus type exercise of role play.

"Since we are using drama therapy techniques, we have time to do things like stop or pause, rewind, fast forward,” she said.

MooreUnity is hosting the socially distanced workshop ‪Saturday  afternoon‬ at The Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown.