To Laugh or Not to Laugh . . .
There is No Question

Jonathan Swift said, “The best doctors in the world are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, and Dr. Merryman.” In this program, Mark looks at the physiological and therapeutic benefits of laughter and playfulness. He’ll also discuss the relationship between humor and stress management. As described by Henry Ward Beecher, “a person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs…jolted by every pebble in the road.” In fact, Laurence J. Peter and Bill Dana, in The Laughter Prescription, contend that, “humor can help you cope with everything from loss of a loved one, to loss of your hair.”

Humor can also play an important role in communication and education. Stosh has learned that mixing humor with his message was the best way to get and hold an audience’s attention. He also believes “being funny” is not a gift possessed by only a few: “Everyone is capable of using humor effectively, once the first step is taken…accepting the appropriateness of laughter and playfulness in our lives.” In this session, you’ll have the opportunity to take that first step, and begin discovering the “comic you”!