"Just thought I would let you all know that we just completed our first laughter therapy session. We had 10 patients total, kind of a small group but we wanted to start out that way. Everyone had a blast. Grace commented that she had never seen a couple of the patients smile like that before AND one of our constant 'take-me-to-bed patients' asked if she could stay up until after supper. That was a miracle in and of itself." ~K.P., CLL, Physical Therapist, South Carolina

 

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Earning your continued trust and support is very important to us,
so we thank you for giving us the opportunity.

We believe that the world needs this program now more than ever. Therefore, we are striving to be more efficient and cost-conscious than ever.  We will work diligently to partner with host sites because we can bring the training to the host site and save everyone the money they would otherwise have to spend on travel and lodging. We will work to reduce overall costs by scheduling smaller, more efficient workshops, without sacrificing quality.

 

 

OVERALL WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
The curriculum is built with 15 specific learning outcomes and three overall objectives. Participants will be better able to:
- Use information from modern
Gelotology (laughter science) research, Positive Psychology findings, and knowledge of ancient practices, in clinical, consulting, educational, and volunteer work.
- Help their clients use
life energies to choose and modify their life and work directions.
- Identify factors, especially the attitudes and emotions that improve health and increase happiness & life satisfaction for their clients.

 

2012-2013 Workshop Schedule |

Cancellation Policy | Continuing Education |

Curriculum Planning Committee | Faculty | Financial Aid |

Frequently Asked Questions | Host Site Program

Info in Other Languages | Medical Advisory |

Peace Vision | Professional Advisory Committee |

Required Reading | Tax Deduction | Training Objectives |

Training Overview | Tuition | Typical Workshop Agenda

Video Brochure | What you Will Learn | Who Should Attend |

"Why I became a CLL"-Short video clips 

This schedule includes information about courses designed by Psychologist Steve Wilson
The ORIGINAL Accredited Training Program

"How to Create Therapeutic Laughter"

(Leading to the Designation of "Certified Laughter Leader")

and the NEW 2-day advanced course
"Delivering Happiness"
(Leading to the expert level designation)

Click here to download a color brochure about World Laughter Tour.

Click here to download a schedule of workshops, Continuing Education information, and a registration form.

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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE & C.E. DETAILS

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12-Hour, 2-Day Certificate Class

"How to Create Therapeutic Laughter"
Programs for Health & Well-Being
 

And Coming SOON - A NEW Workshop:
"Using Positive Activity Interventions
to Enhance Well Being"


SIMPLY THE BEST WORKSHOPS YOU'LL EVER TAKE
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With more than forty years of experience as a mental health educator and private-practice psychologist, Steve Wilson continues to lead a design utilizing proven, modern educational methods. There are plenty of ha-ha�s and ho-ho�s but nothing ho-hum about this classroom experience. A highly interactive and participative format holds student attention and increases retention. The curriculum is guided by a team of eminent researchers and clinicians.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
The curriculum is built with 15 specific learning outcomes and three overall objectives. Participants will be better able to:
1. Use information from modern
Gelotology (laughter science) research, Positive Psychology findings, and knowledge of ancient practices, in clinical, consulting, educational, and volunteer work.
2. Help their clients use
life energies
to choose and modify their life and work directions.
3. Identify factors that improve health and increase happiness & life satisfaction for their clients
.

 
Lively discussion,
expert instructors, experiential exercises, and a fast-pace help students absorb the required knowledge and acquire the particular skills. The generous use of multi-media insures that teaching methods appeal to a variety of learning styles. The high-interest core curriculum covers fascinating evidence from recent science as well as ancient wisdom. Instructional techniques such as demonstration and return demonstration insure establishment of entry level skills in only 2-days.  

The workshop experience affects students on both the personal and professional levels.

Originally, these workshops were only offered in major cities, self-produced, and conducted in (expensive) hotel meeting rooms. As economics became more of a factor, we began receiving many requests for training �closer to home�, and hospitals and colleges began inviting us to conduct our training on site at their facilities. We saw the opportunity for hosted workshops to be very convenient and economical. We could pass savings along in the form of reduced tuition and tuition waivers. We watched hosts receive terrific PR value and goodwill in their communities, too. The Host-Site Partner Program is the result.

When Steve Wilson coupled his 15-year studies of the undeniable physiologic and psychological importance of humor and laughter with the interest he observed in the laughter clubs of India, realized that the components of a breakthrough adjunctive therapy were at hand.

Art Therapy and Music Therapy have long established the viability of adjunctive therapeutic modalities. Now there is Laughter therapy. It is the natural outflow of the convergence of the need for effective, efficient activity programming, the anticipation of a population of New Seniors (Baby Boomers), a growing body of evidence from gelotology (the science of laughter), acceptance of an integrative approach to medical treatment, and the creation of a curriculum that meets professional continuing education requirements. Hosts maintain high standards and achieve a competitive advantage while delivering innovative programming that embraces the joy of living.

The foundation of the Host Site Partner program is economy without sacrificing effectiveness, mutual respect, common goals, and convenience.

Quality Training and Support Designed by Steve Wilson, with guidance from our esteemed Professional Advisory Committee

KEEP CHECKING - MORE DATES & CITIES WILL BE ADDED

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT APPROVED
Activity Professionals:
Our 2-day workshop is pre-approved for 11 clock hours by NCCAP: NCCAP24272-09-11
Nurses:
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center�s COA. Approved through February 18, 2012. Code 727.

Case Managers:
Approved by CCMC for 12 clock hours. Approval CM7198-A200.
 

 
 

Dates & locations may be subject to change. For the most current information in U.S. & Canada, call 1-800-669-5233, or e-mail steve@worldlaughtertour.com.


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2014-2015 Schedule

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Don't see a workshop near you? Need a different schedule? Our Host Site Partner program can bring a workshop to you on a convenient schedule, and you could attend the training FREE!
CLICK here to find out how.

Keep checking this page.
More dates & locations will be added through the year.
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How to Create Therapeutic Laughter
DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED (Saturday/Sunday)

Faculty: Deborah Harbinson, RN, MHI, CLL-E

This Workshop is Hosted By

                                    

Location: Providence Family Medicine Center
1201 East 36th Ave.
Anchorage, AK, 99508
 
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  Columbus, Ohio
How to Create Therapeutic Laughter
September 11-12 2014 (Thursday-Friday)

Faculty: Steve Wilson

This Workshop is held at

Best Western Plus Port Columbus
1450 Airpointe Drive
Columbus, OH 43219
614-337-8400
Mention World Laughter Tour to get a special rate

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  Columbus, Ohio
ADVANCED WORKSHOP
November 6-7-8 2014 (Thursday-Friday-Saturday)

Faculty: Steve Wilson

This Workshop is held at

                                       Hampton Inn & Suites

4150 Stelzer Road
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43230
1-614-473-9911

     Mention World Laughter Tour to get a special rate

                                                                     
REGISTER NOW! SPACE IS LIMITED!

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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE & C.E. DETAILS

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
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2014  DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR
  Phoenix, Arizona

"Using Positive Activity Interventions to Enhance Well-Being"

Scottsdale Healthcare Conference Center North
9003 East Shea Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ, 85260
(off 90th street, Main Entrance)

This is attached to Scottsdale Healthcare

LODGING ACROSS THE STREET
Towneplace Suites Scottsdale by Marriott in Scottsdale
10740 North 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
1-800-997-5148

Country Inn & Suites in Scottsdale
10801 North 89th Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
1-800-997-5149

Not convenient for walking, but still close is:
La Quinta Inn & Suites Scottsdale in Scottsdale
8888 East Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 852601-800-230-4134

Faculty: Steve Wilson, Psychologist, and Deborah Harbinson, RN, MA

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2015

  Galveston, TX
CLL: How to Create Therapeutic Laughter
Thursday, January 22 - Friday, January 23, 2015

Faculty: Steve Wilson

This Workshop is Hosted By
Osher Lifelong Learning Learning Institute at UTMB

                    

Held at:
OLLI Community Room
4700 Broadway, Suite B
Galveston, TX

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A FAXABLE/MAILABLE REGISTRATION FORM,
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE & C.E. DETAILS

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

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Don't see a workshop near you? Need a different schedule? Our Host Site Partner program can bring a workshop to you on a convenient schedule, and you could attend the training FREE!
CLICK here to find out how.

For more information in U.S. & Canada,
call 1-800-669-5233, or e-mail steve@worldlaughtertour.com.

Index to Training & Program Information
This Index appears on every Training Information page

Click on any of the links in this Index to see the related information.
When the page changes, scroll below this Index to see the information.

Earning your continued trust and support is very important to us,
so we thank you for giving us the opportunity.

We believe that the world needs this program now more than ever. Therefore, we are striving to be more efficient and cost-conscious than ever.  We will work diligently to partner with host sites because we can bring the training to the host site and save everyone the money they would otherwise have to spend on travel and lodging. We will work to reduce overall costs by scheduling smaller, more efficient workshops, without sacrificing quality.

 

 

OVERALL WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
The curriculum is built with 15 specific learning outcomes and three overall objectives. Participants will be better able to:
- Use information from modern
Gelotology (laughter science) research, Positive Psychology findings, and knowledge of ancient practices, in clinical, consulting, educational, and volunteer work.
- Help their clients use
life energies to choose and modify their life and work directions.
- Identify factors, especially the attitudes and emotions that improve health and increase happiness & life satisfaction for their clients.

 

2012-2013 Workshop Schedule |

Cancellation Policy | Continuing Education |

Curriculum Planning Committee | Faculty | Financial Aid |

Frequently Asked Questions | Host Site Program

Info in Other Languages | Medical Advisory |

Peace Vision | Professional Advisory Committee |

Required Reading | Tax Deduction | Training Objectives |

Training Overview | Tuition | Typical Workshop Agenda

Video Brochure | What you Will Learn | Who Should Attend |

"Why I became a CLL"-Short video clips 

This schedule includes information about courses designed by Psychologist Steve Wilson
The ORIGINAL Accredited Training Program

"How to Create Therapeutic Laughter"

(Leading to the Designation of "Certified Laughter Leader")

and the NEW 2-day advanced course
"Delivering Happiness"
(Leading to the expert level designation)

Click here to download a color brochure about World Laughter Tour.

Click here to download a schedule of workshops, Continuing Education information, and a registration form.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD DETAILED FULL-COLOR TRAINING BROCHURE
(It takes a little longer to download.)
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A FAXABLE/MAILABLE REGISTRATION FORM,
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE & C.E. DETAILS
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TRAINING NOW!

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