The Importance of Humor, Laughter & Fun in Hard Times with Jacci Andersen

08jun7:15 am9:00 amThe Importance of Humor, Laughter & Fun in Hard Times with Jacci Andersen

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The Importance of Humor, Laughter & Fun in Hard Times

with Jacci Andersen

  • Covid-19 has driven many people to a dark place.  Engaging in Humor, Laughter & Fun is more important now than ever. Please join Jacci Andersen, Certified Laughter Leader – Expert, to find out how using humor during difficult times can help improve your physical and mental health at work and at home.
  • Jacci will share some interesting statistics on how work can be impacted by stressed-out, unengaged employees.  She will also share a couple ways to introduce laughter into the work environment and ideas around how to change your mindset to “Find the Funny” in everyday life’s adversities.
  • Be ready to laugh out loud and be ‘silly’.  It will be beneficial to be in a location where you can literally laugh out loud and move around.  You will feel the effects of laughter within 10 minutes.  The residual effect can last for 24-48 hours (provided you keep the stress under control).

A couple interesting facts:

  • Stress
    • 3 of 4 Americans are stressed by at least one thing at work, costing billions of dollars in productivity, absenteeism & compensation claims
    • 55% of Americans have difficulty coping with stress
    • Negative effects of work stress – high blood pressure, muscle tension, irritable mood swings (at work/home)
  • Laughter, Humor & Fun in the Workplace
    • Humor/Laughter lowers blood pressure, relaxes muscles and helps ensure the only swings you’re on are the ones at the playground
    • Laughter helps improve morale, productivity & job satisfaction
  • Benefits of Laughter
    • Laughter eases muscle tension, good for rheumatism
    • Laughter increases catecholamines, known to boost mental function
    • Laughter increases pain tolerance
    • Laughter reduces the rate of cellular decay, slowing down the rate of aging
    • Laughter brings an emotional high, giving a different perspective to stressful situations
    • Laughter eases stress among parents of young children, which can reduce child abuse
  • Benefits of a Smile
    • People who smile often are perceived as confident
    • Smiling releases endorphins
    • 99.7% of people say that an attractive smile is an important personal asset
    • Approx. 50% of people will smile back if you smile at them
    • Smiling is a painkiller and can boost your mood

Andersen Wellness

Ph. (708) 762-3411




June 8, 2021 7:15 am - 9:00 am(GMT+00:00)

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