COLUMBUS, OH • Nov 5 - 7, 2015

Attend WLT's Most Productive, Advanced Workshop EVER! Tuition Includes One Year CLL Renewal

Mark Your Calendar and Register Early for November 5–6, & 7, 2015 to Lock in Your Spot!

Earn Your Designation as an Expert Practitioner (CLL-E)

“Hatching Strategies for Mental Health and Well'Being"

Egg-zactly What You Need to Know, Now!

Study, Play and Celebrate with us November 5 – 7, 2015 for the 12th Annual CLL Advanced Workshop in Ohio.

This is your opportunity to experience a reunion with old friends, meet new ones, and see the people you’ve been emailing with in person. Get hands on learning of expert level activities, plus a fabulous exchange of best practices and all of the World Laughter Tour’s newest ideas.

Save the Date and Register Early

Make your CLL Certification more valuable than EVER! This holistic, multidisciplinary, integrative and evidence-based workshop is… ENJOYABLE, VALUABLE and EXCLUSIVE.

Experience Value-Packed Presentations

Early Rate = $440. Register Now With a $110 Deposit! Call NOW 800-669-5233. You Don’t Want to Miss This!

"The deeper you go, the higher you fly!" –GEORGE HARRISON

  • This course will expand your repertoire of activities to make your sessions, programs and talks more attractive, interesting and powerful.
  • Includes a variety of topics that show people how to have more positive mindsets, feelings and interactions
  • Expert methods are drawn from rigology, modern games, playful sophrology, positive psychology, neuroplasticity, mindfulness, affirmations, movement, and more!
  • Earns the CLL-E "Expert Level" Designation. Attending automatically extends your CLL certification for one year from its normal expiration.

Experience plenty of surprises, camaraderie and fun! Every Advanced Workshop is better than the year before. We have planned this year's to be especially enticing and well worth the trip!

“Making the world a better place through laughter & love.”

I am GRATEFUL for the organized fun, eloquent presenters, and valuable resources for all of us at the Advanced Workshop. Having CLLs share their lives with us touched me tenderly and with joy! KUDOS to everyone who planned, shared, and participated in spreading love and joy to the world, making the world a better place through laughter and love.

You Will Not Find These Opportunities Anywhere Else!

Registration Includes All Sessions, 2 Lunches, Dessert Buffet, Movie Screening, Expert Level Certification and 1 Year CLL Certification Renewal. Call 800-669-5233. Topics will draw on the incredible expertise of CLLs through a variety of presenters. All trainers are either CLLs or otherwise experts within their fields. Thru Oct. 6 = ONLY $440! After Oct. 6, Registration Increases to $490, So BOOK EARLY and SAVE BIG!

  1. Jim Canterucci
    Strategic Business Advisor

    “Why Every CLL Needs to Know About Marketing, Social Media Networking, and O.C.S. (Other Cool Stuff)".

    WLT Strategic Business Advisor, and author of Your Personal Brilliance, will share more secrets of brilliant marketing in his everything-but-the-kitchen-sink class:

  2. Pam Wilson
    Empress of Everything

    Lovingly preparing her usual sumptuous--and almost famous-- dessert buffet for us. Pam tells us she is cooking up some surprises. Does the word "CHOCOLATE" ring a bell?

  3. Etienne Moulron
    The Humor & Laughter of Resistance

    Etienne Moulron will join us via Skype live from France to tell us about his passion for understanding 'the humor of resistance' (referring to the French resistance of the Nazi invasion during WWII).

    Founder of the association "Assistance International Humor", the "House of Laughter and Humor" (a museum), the 'Resistance Humor Prize', and PHARE, the Party of Humor and Attitude for Laughing Together.

  4. Don Baird
    Adjunct Faculty at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

    Don Baird discusses why “Content is Highly Relevant” and explores the Laughter Therapy Process through a series of commentaries, exercises and examples. Highly engaging and entertaining!

  5. David Granirer
    Master Class in Creating Recovery Through Comedy

    Vancouver, Canada, counselor, consumer, stand-up comic, and author, David is the founder of Stand Up For Mental Health.

    He brings a dynamic and powerful session about laughter and comedy as a way of building confidence and fighting public stigma. He has helped thousands of people with a variety of mental health issues through his program.

  1. Julie Ann Sullivan
    How To Create a Valuable Presentation…

    for you, your client and your audience.

    Julie Ann will cover how to prepare, practice, present and evaluate your work so that everyone involved comes away with a gift…including you. Specific skills, steps and advice on how to enhance your client relationships

    This program is interactive. You will leave with action plans and examples of forms to assist in your success.

  2. Helen Bzdel
    The Art of Leading Laughter

    Helen is one of our Master Trainers. She has recently embarked on a professional course of study in Art Therapy.

    She will teach the theory of therapeutic art activities, and lead us in practical art-based activities that can be integrated into therapeutic laughter sessions and other programs.

  3. Irene Chaya Shapiro Doniger
    Put a Twinkle in Your Wrinkle: My Amazing Journey in Long-Term Care Programs

    Learn how she has created spiritually uplifting, consistently effective popular programs for long-term care residents.

  4. Joel Schwartz
    Screening of the documentary “Cracking Up!”, featuring David Granirer

    Immediately following the screening, Professional Advisory Committee member, psychiatrist Joel Schwartz, M.D., will facilitate audience discussion Q&A.

    This session will be open to the public.

  5. Deborah Harbinson
    Beyond Laughter: Positive Activity Interventions

    Master of Healthcare Innovation, and Master Trainer for WLT, Debbie will demonstrate a variety of egg-cercizes & activities that CLLs may want to include in therapeutic laughter programs, clubs, talks, and classes.

Reserve Your Seat as Soon as Possible!

Space is Limited! Place a Deposit of Only $110.

Workshop Schedule

You can’t beat this eggceptional agenda! (Lots of surprise eggstras, too.)
Day 1


1:00pm - 3:00pm


3:30pm - 5:00pm

Hard-boiled General Sessions


DINNER On Your Own


Screening of Documentary "Cracking Up!" Audience Q&A and Discussion Moderated by Joel Schwartz, MD, CLL-E

Day 2





MASTER CLASS With David Granirer

Lunch Provided

1:30pm - 5:00pm

General Sessions

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Dinner (On-Your-Own) at Easton Towne Center

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Yolks, Jokes & Dessert Buffet, Karaoke & Carrying On at the Wilson Homestead. ALL TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED.

Day 3




8:30am – 11:30am

CLL Experts. Fabulous Business-Of-Laughter Ideas.

Lunch provided

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Positive Activity Interventions & Graduation


Hail & Farewell – That’s all, yolks! Time to egg-zit!

Our Founder, Steve Wilson

Positive Activity Interventions

Speaking About Laughter, and What it All Means

Concurrent with the evolution of Gelotherapy (laugher therapy) and Gelotology (the science of laughter), there also is evolving a special vocabulary and conjecture as to why laughter therapy works. These will encourage improved understanding and communication.

"When the student is ready the teacher appears. When the teacher is ready the student appears." – Albert Einstein.

Nobody is as smart as all of us together.That's why at these events we are all teachers and all students. A few CLLs have prepared special sessions to help us focus on particular topics, but we allow plenty of time so that we all can share from a wealth of experience, intelligence and heart.

“Fun workshop with super fun people.”

The Advanced Workshop was excellent and so much more than I expected. There was a great deal of exciting new information shared that we can all use in our laughter experiences and personal lives. Everyone offered their friendship and assistance with our businesses. What a fun workshop with super fun people. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!


The Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Easton Hotel is only moments away from the Easton Town Center, where you will find some of the areas best shopping, dining and nightlife in the Columbus, Ohio area. Amenities included are: free hot breakfast, Wi-Fi access, and in-room coffee maker, access to our 24-hour business center and a free shuttle to Easton Town Center as well as any locations within a five mile radius of the hotel.

The city of Columbus has a lot to offer. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is only 17 miles away, or the Center of Science and Industry. The staff at the Hampton Inn & Suites will do what they can to make your stay comfortable and can also suggest activities nearby. After an afternoon of shopping or sightseeing, you can return to your suite knowing that you have a fresh, clean and comfortable Hampton bed® for a restful night’s sleep.

Highlights Include:

  • Complimentary shuttle to airport (schedule 24 hours in advance) and within a 5-mile radius
  • 4.5 miles from Port Columbus International Airport
  • Indoor Heated Pool and Spa
  • 24 Hour Business Center Access
  • Free Hot Breakfast
  • Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed
  • Free High-Speed Wi-Fi Access in Every Room
  • Fitness Center on Site for Guest Use

Everything… Right Where You Need It!

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Easton Area
4150 Stelzer Road
Columbus, Ohio, 43230, USA
Tel: 614-473-9911
Fax: 614-473-9922

Laughter Therapy Can Be Applied to a Wide Variety of Settings:

  • Mental Health
  • Education
  • Workplace
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Creating College-Level Courses
  • Gender Differences
  • Death, Dying & Celebrating Life
  • AND Much More!

Reserve Your Seat as Soon as Possible!

Space is Limited! Place a Deposit of Only $110.

Payment Plans Can Be Arranged. CALL 800-669-5233 or

International Guests May Click or Call: 614-855-4733 EST

ONLY $440