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Laughter is increasingly being shown by science to be a temporary antidote against the distress of our modern workday.
This webinar covers both beneficial and deleterious stress, and how the later can be balanced by the application of healthful belly laughter. This 45-minute laughter-as-therapy program can be delivered in most public and YA libraries, to your patrons and to your library staff.
By the end of this webinar, the participant will be able to:
- Understand and define the concepts of distress and eustress
- Explain the importance of managing daily stress before it turns into distress
- Teach a 45-minute laughter yoga in their respective libraries
- Recognize the difference between Constructive and Destructive humor
Who Should Attend
Librarians who wan to aid their patrons and also their library colleagues in the management of daily stressors through the enjoyable practice of applied laughter
William Mongelli, Instutition Librarian at Massachusetts Correctional Institution, has taught inmate courses on legal research, consequential thinking, book discussions, laughter-as-therapy, character building, and library use for ABE/ASE students.
He became a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader in 2015 and has taught on the laughter-as-therapy topic with the New Englang Library Association and the Correctional Educational Assocataion.
Registration rates are as follows:
- RUSA members: $45
- ALA members: $55
- ALA student & retired members: $25
- Non-members: $77
How to Register
This webinar will be offered using Zoom. Please ensure that you have internet connection. Audio for these sessions will be streamed over computer speakers and via a teleconference line. You will be able to ask questions and interact with the presenter and other webinar participants via chat.
Questions about your registration should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Ninah Moore, RUSA Program Officer-Continuing Education, at email@example.com
Thank you and we look forward to your participation!