He Who Laughs Lasts Plenary

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Published on January 17, 2008

Author: Sigismondo

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Slide1:  Presented by: Jan Moss Uncommon Commitment:  Uncommon Commitment We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make. --- Marian Wright Edelman If you ever think we are too small to make a difference, try spending the night cooped up with a mosquito. -- Swahili proverb We make the road by walking. -- Antonio Machado Slide3:  In this field we tend to be over-dedicated! PTI staff only Slide4:  We become preoccupied with our work some- times to the distraction of our life outside work Slide5:  Our Family Version Jennifer with JOJO Slide8:  Halloween is fun! Can it be over soon? Jennifer was my project:  Jennifer was my project Why Utilize Humor::  Why Utilize Humor: Readily Accessible Free Transmitted and Perceived by all senses: Seeing Hearing Smelling Tasting Touching Humor in the Workplace “Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology” :  Humor in the Workplace “Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology” A sense of humor is a good communication tool A sense of humor assists in office/group cohesion Humor brings people together, helps them cope with demanding jobs Humor enhances leadership ability This study looked at job performance and found that: Humor Impaired No Laughing Matter Ladies Home Journal, October, 1998, (Last Laughs):  Humor Impaired No Laughing Matter Ladies Home Journal, October, 1998, (Last Laughs) 15% of the people in America today are humor impaired and another 15% are at risk. Humor impaired people lack social skills, get fewer promotions Humor Lightens Task of Caregiver Family Matters, The Sunday Oklahoman, Accent, June 7, 1992:  Humor Lightens Task of Caregiver Family Matters, The Sunday Oklahoman, Accent, June 7, 1992 Being in ill health or taking care of someone in ill health is not a laughing matter – but once in a while, a touch of humor helps make the experience more bearable. Slide14:  Family caregivers provide the majority of home care for chronically ill family members. Humor is a readily available respite that has been underused in the primary prevention of caregiver burnout. Humor: Preventive Therapy for Family Caregivers Home Healthcare Nurse, Volume 9, Number 3, Elaine Anne Pasquali, PhD. Parade Magazine, April 2002, p23, Sally Stich, Together We Laugh Stress Away Holistic Effects of Humor:  Holistic Effects of Humor Holistic Effects of Humor:  Holistic Effects of Humor Slide17:  The preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mike, and as he preached, he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mike cord as he went. Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping before jerking it again. After several circles and jerks, a little girl in the third pew leaned toward her mother and whispered, “If he gets loose, will he hurt us?” Humor: Kids Quotes Scraps of Humor :  Scraps of Humor She is numb from the toes down. The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993. She stated she had been constipated for most of her life until 1989 when she got a divorce Medicine – Strange Recordings on Patient Charts She is numb from the toes down. The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993. She stated she had been constipated for most of her life until 1989 when she got a divorce Medicine – Strange Recordings on Patient Charts Scraps of Humor:  Scraps of Humor In The Neighborhood In a semi-rural area a new neighbor called the local township administrative office to request the removal of the Deer Crossing sign on the road entering the area. The reason: To many deer were being hit by cars and he didn’t want them to cross there anymore. Scraps of Humor:  Scraps of Humor An Elderly lady did her shopping and upon return found four males in her car. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, “Get out of the car” she ordered. The four men got out and ran. The lady loaded her shopping bags into the car. Small problem, her key wouldn’t fit the ignition. Her car was identical and parked four or five spaces further down. No charges were filed. Signs of Humor:  Signs of Humor Signs of Humor:  Signs of Humor Sign in a Launderette: “Automatic washing machines: please remove all your clothes when the light goes out.” Outside a second hand shop: “We exchange anything – why not bring your wife along and get a wonderful bargain?” Signs of Humor:  Signs of Humor In health food shop window: “Closed due to illness.” Message on a leaflet: “If you cannot read, this leaflet we will tell you how to get lessons.” On a repair shop door: “We can repair anything. (Please knock hard on the door – bell doesn’t work)” Signs of Humor Frank Ruddy, Private Clubs, 1997, September/October issue.:  Signs of Humor Frank Ruddy, Private Clubs, 1997, September/October issue. Miscue from a Puerto Vallarta hotel. Trying to prevent fears about drinking the water, the Hotel posted the following notice: “The manager has personally passed all the water served in this hotel.” The Power of Laughter Steven Lewis, Parent Magazine, September 1998:  The Power of Laughter Steven Lewis, Parent Magazine, September 1998 “ A Family which laughs together builds resilience.” Most well-adjusted children are able to effectively use humor to deal with stressful situations. In contrast, unhappy or emotionally unstable kids tended to take themselves and their circumstances too seriously. The Power of Laughter :  The Power of Laughter Laughter actually stimulates the immune system Laughter lowers serum cortisol (a hormone secreted by the adrenal gland when it is under stress) Increases the number of lymphocytes, which turn on the immune system Releases natural endorphins which are natural painkillers in the brain Rx Laughter www.rxlaughter.org:  Rx Laughter www.rxlaughter.org Research continues to tell us which kinds of humor, for which patients, under which circumstances, will hopefully maximize pain management, improve immune function, reduce anxiety, find out more about how these effects can be made to last in the form of a prescription for the child and family, and give the child a sense of empowerment and participation in their treatment and recovery. Increasing Your Humor Quotient:  Increasing Your Humor Quotient Your ability to laugh directly correlates with your ability to cope and your quality of life. Ways to enhance your H.Q. Who are your favorite comedians Think about what makes you laugh Who do you know, friends/family that have a good since of humor-humor partners Collect funny stories Watch funny movies Journal funny thins that happen Accept humor gifts

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