Please Make Me Laugh: How to Give a Laughter-as-Therapy Session in Your Library

Thursday, 9/10/2020
  • 1:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 12:00 PM (Central)
  • 11:00 AM (Mountain)
  • 10:00 AM (Pacific)

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Presenter

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

Cost

Registration rates are as follows:

  • RUSA¬†members: $45
  • ALA members: $55
  • ALA student & retired members: $25
  • Non-members: $77

How to Register

Register Online

Tech Requirements

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. 

Contact

Questions about your registration should be directed to registration@ala.org

Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Ninah Moore, RUSA Program Officer-Continuing Education, at nmoore@ala.org

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!