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    Laugh Yoga

    Date: December 18, 2014, 8:00am – 10:30am
    Howard County Human Resources Society (HoCoHRS)
    Ecker Business Training Center at Howard Community College
    6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
    Columbia, MD 21046
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    Laugh Yoga: The Art, Science, and Fun of Levity and Laughter at Work

    We all know that a happy workforce is a productive workforce.  We also know that a happy productive workforce has lower turnover, and fewer missed days of work.  This benefits everyone.  So how can we get people happier?  Pay? More days off? Sure that helps, but what about implementing the use of Levity and Laughter in the work environment.

    In this session we will:

    • Define Levity
    • Define and discuss how levity through laughter, and other methods is a “contagion” beyond the actual event (e.g. how to make this a happy place to work).
    • Discuss and analyze the science of laughter
    • Understand how faux laughter, when done right, has the same clinical benefit and “real” laughter
    • See examples of levity and laughter programs in the workplace
    • Discuss the practical use of laughter in the participants work settings
    • Practice laughter exercises – via the Laughter Yoga Technique – which we defined by the group
    • Evaluate practical applications of these exercised in the participants work place


      This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of general credit. (HRCI Disclaimer: The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.)


    Presented by: Ed A Stern, BSN, RN, CCH, CLYL, CLYC

    Ed Stern has been managing personnel for more than 20 years.  Ed is a Registered Nurse, Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Certified Laughter Coach, and Certified Laughter Yoga Instructor.  He has also been an Adjunct Professor teaching various programs for more than 15 years.

    Sponsorship: A special thank you to TriBridge Partners for sponsoring our December meeting!