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Friends of the Robbins Library present Laugh for the Health of It: Creating Healthy Lifestyles through Laughter
November 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Participants will learn a systematic method of chuckles, chortles, giggling and guffawing that promises to help reduce stress, prevent hardening of the attitudes and contribute to world peace. The laughter routine, designed to make anyone feel better, works without using jokes or comedy to stimulate the laughter.
Smith has completed training offered by the World Laughter Tour, Inc., to become a Certified Laughter Leader and has organized and facilitated Therapeutic Laughter programs for a variety of different community organizations.
“There can be many sensitive issues around humor, such as people not getting jokes or being offended by them,” Smith said. “So we skip jokes altogether. We laugh with each other, never at each other. Peals of genuine happiness-and-health-boosting laughter ring out and roll on.” Smith leads Laughter Clubs in workplaces, schools, health clubs, senior centers, libraries and nursing homes.
A physician in India originated the laughter club idea in 1995, and three years later, it was taken up by an American psychologist, Steve Wilson of Columbus, Ohio, who borrowed some ideas from yoga and founded the World Laughter Tour, Inc. Plan to come laugh your stress away!
This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.