Presentation on theme: "Life is Tough…So Laugh Hard B. Renee Dugger, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC."— Presentation transcript:
Life is Tough…So Laugh Hard B. Renee Dugger, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC
Are humor and laughter appropriate responses in tough times?
What we will talk about today Humor Aikido Examples of humor use in tough situations Health benefits of humor/laughter Ways to add humor/laughter to your life
“I don’t laugh because I’m happy, I’m happy because I laugh.” (author unknown)
“ Waitress wanted. Must be able to swim under water.” (author unknown)
“House for rent. Some assembly required.” (author unknown)
“House for sale, ½ price” (author unknown)
Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor
AATH Mission “to serve as a community of professionals who study, practice and promote healthy humor and laughter.”
AATH Definition of Therapeutic Humor “any intervention that promotes health and wellness by stimulating a playful discovery, expression or appreciation of the absurdity or incongruity of life's situations. This intervention may enhance health or be used as a complementary treatment of illness to facilitate healing or coping, whether physical, emotional, cognitive, social or spiritual.”
Story Time……. A beautiful example of Humor Aikido from Dr. Ann Weeks
Health Benefits of Humor/Laughter
Self Assessment What is your humor quotient? Do you have any of the 4 Warning Signs of Terminal Seriousness?
The Giggling Guru Laughter Yoga Dr. Madan Kataria, a Physician from Mumbai, India, launched the first Laughter Club at a Park on March 13, 1995
Images from World Laughter Day in Mumbai, India
How this works…..
Now it is time for us to LAUGH!
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22
Remember…Life is tough…so laugh hard. THANK YOU for allowing me to share with you today! Contact Information: