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Laugh 'Til You Leak With Laugh-Ter-Robics
Jana Stanfield, C.L.L.

Did you know that laughter is a learned skill? You're probably wishing some people in your life could learn this skill. Those of us who work in the helping professions need to develop laughter skills for stress reduction, endorphin elevation, and simple self-defense. In this workshop you will learn 3 kinds of laughter, many ways to induce laughter without jokes, and you'll also create a "secret laugh handshake" that you can teach to your colleagues for an instant laugh anytime you need it. Jana Stanfield, C.L.L. is a Certified Laughter Leader. Before that, she was merely certifiable!

What Would I Do Today If I Were Brave?

What if we’re all meant to do what we secretly dream?
What would you ask if you knew you could have anything?
Like the mighty oak sleeps in the heart of a seed,
Are there miracles in you and me?

-from "If I Were Brave" by Jana Stanfield

If you’re tired of letting fear hold you back, this session is for you. Jana Stanfield is a professional speaker, songwriter and recording artist. She is known as “The Queen of Heavy Mental Music” which she describes as “psychotherapy you can dance to.”

When she couldn’t get a record company to support her dream of making “music with meaning” she did the next best thing: She started a record company.

The business Jana Stanfield started on her dining room table is now one of the most successful businesses of its kind. In this entertaining, interactive session, you will learn easy ways to:

  • Prioritize your goals.
  • Break your goals down into achievable tasks.
  • Track and celebrate your progress.

I'm Not Lost, I'm Exploring:
An Adventurers' Guide to Change

Do you ever feel like you’re working with no map on an ever-changing terrain? Jana Stanfield’s combination of music, entertainment and experiential activities will convince you that you are exactly where you need to be on this journey – learning what you need to learn, teaching what you need to teach, and making the difference that only you can make.

You will learn:

  • The essential attitude-adjustment that keeps joy in the journey.
  • What to do when you’re caught between fear and faith.
  • How to turn grief into growth.

Laugh and Learn Playshop
With Educational Games Borrowed from Improvisational Theatre

If you enjoy having fun and learning simultaneously, don’t miss this rambunctious session. Based on the book, Playing Along, by Izzy Gesell, this playshop will teach you how to bring improvisational comedy games to group settings. Games are great for teaching non-judgment, safe participation, creativity, and communication skills. They are also effective tools for teaching the acceptance and appreciation of diversity.

In this interactive session, you will learn how to:

  • Create a non-threatening atmosphere for participants.
  • Set the stage for all to succeed.
  • Build participants’ skills by building confidence.

Jana Stanfield CEU Workshop for Healthcare

Stress Reduction, Endorphin Elevation and Mental Health Maintenance: Laugh 'Til You Leak With Lessons Learned from Improv Comedy

Did you know that laughter is a learned skill? In this participatory, light-hearted, and fun workshop you will learn the 3 kinds of laughter, 3 easy ways to induce laughter without jokes, and the 3 applications of improv comedy skills that you can use for stress reduction, endorphin elevation, and simple self-defense. Jana Stanfield, C.L.L. is a Certified Laughter Leader with the World Laughter Tour. Before that, she was merely certifiable!

Three Objectives:
  1. Identify and demonstrate 3 kinds of laughter,
  2. Demonstrate 3 easy ways to induce laughter without jokes,
  3. Name 3 applications of improv comedy skills that you can use for stress reduction
CEU Description of Teaching Modalities and Content
  1. 3 Kinds of Laughter, Description, Demonstration and Participation: Head Laughter, Chest Laughter, Belly Laughter
  2. Using therapeutic humor techniques developed by the World Laughter Tour, participants will practice 3-6 activities that induce laughter without jokes
  3. Through participation in simple improvisational games, participants will learn 3 basic improv comedy skills and will discuss how to apply these skills to work and life.

Jana Stanfield Workshop for Teachers' CEU's

Laugh 'til You Leak, Learning Educational Games from Improvisational Theatre

If you enjoy having fun and learning simultaneously, don't miss this rambunctious session. Based on the book, Playing Along, by Izzy Gesell, this playshop will teach you how to bring improvisational comedy games to group settings. Games are great for teaching non-judgment, safe participation, creativity, and communication skills. They are also effective tools for teaching the acceptance and appreciation of diversity.

In this interactive session, you will learn how to:

  • Create a non-threatening atmosphere for participants.
  • Set the stage for all to succeed.
  • Build participants' skills by building confidence.

CEU Outline: Teaching Modalities and Content

  1. 3 Kinds of Laughter, Description, Demonstration and Participation: Head Laughter, Chest Laughter, Belly Laughter
  2. Using therapeutic humor techniques developed by the World Laughter Tour, participants will practice 3-6 activities that induce laughter without jokes
  3. Through participation in simple improvisational games, participants will learn how to use games to teach non-judgment, safe participation, creativity, communication skills and appreciation of diversity.