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FUN WORK: Laughter, Play and Humor to Reduce Stress and Solve Problems 2019 Workshops

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FUN WORK: Laughter, Play and Humor to Reduce Stress and Solve Problems 2019 Workshops

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Category: Wellness News

Published: 2019-03-04 00:00:01.000

Professional comedians shouldn't be the only people to use smiling, laughter, humor and play as part of their daily routine. These skills are valuable for everyone. A good smile has long been a key tool for anyone who needs to influence others. Laughter is now shown to improve our pain tolerance. Humor and play can be the key building blocks of problem solving. Together they can improve our happiness and effectiveness. Learn how laughing, play and smiling at work can help enhance both personal and professional environments.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Understand the benefits of smiling for:
* Improving your mood
* Keeping a positive focus through an easy exercise
* Building confidence and receptiveness among others

Use laughter to:
* Improve cardio-vascular health by practicing voluntary laughter
* Enjoy the social dynamic of group behavior
* Reduce stress

Use humor and play to:
* Have fun by building simple jokes
* Improve creativity by keeping editing separate from the creative process
* Build relationships by saying "Yes, and..."

Register to attend the "Laughter, Play and Humor to Reduce Stress and Solve Problems" workshop in MC Learns for Spring 2019. Workshops will be held from 11-12 p.m. at Central Services (CT) S108 on the following dates:

Thursday March 7, 2019
Thursday May 16, 2019


(CT) Central Services Building is located at:
9221 Corporate Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850

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