alexa ?Laughter Is The Best Medicine? An Interactive And Research Based Approach To Reducing Stress
ISSN: 2153-0645

Journal of Pharmacogenomics & Pharmacoproteomics
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2nd International Conference on Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine & Molecular Diagnostics
November 03-05, 2014 Embassy Suites Las Vegas, USA

Gene C Haynes
Accepted Abstracts: J Pharmacogenomics Pharmacoproteomics
DOI: 10.4172/2153-0645.S1.004
In this interactive seminar, the author will share new research that confirms laughter as an alternative means for better health, increasing work productivity, improving work place moral, team building and communication. In addition, the presenter will cover how one can improve their health by simply laughing. Audience members will engage in fun new exercises and ice breakers, proven to not onlyboost the immune system and improve health. The exercises consist of laughing and breathing without jokes, humor or comedy. The laughter yoga trend recently had media coverage by CNN and The Discovery Channel. Audience members will learn how to incorporate laughter into the classroom and workplace. Dr. Kataria has researched laughter in the work place. He has studied that prove changes in health by simply laughing. Research has also shown how it improves our social well-being. During tough economic times many are stressed. This presentation will teach audience member how something so simple as laughing can help to change the world we live in. Learning Objectives 1. To increase the audience members awareness of the old adage ?laughter is the best medicine? 2. Educate audience members on the research of laughter by Norman Cousins, Dr. Patch Adams and Dr. Madan Kataria 3. Audience members will learn new methods of reducing stress for themselves and how to incorporate laughter into their daily lives 4. Learn how to apply the benefits of including laughter as part of the work day 5. Encourage health professional to incorporate laughter within their practice Proposed methodology ? Ice breakers ? Video clips ? Presentation ? Group activities ? Breathing exercises ? Meditation ? Idea sharing ? Q&A session, surveys. Expected Outcomes ? Gain new knowledge of scientific evidence and research that backs up the old adage ?laughter is the best medicine? ? Develop new ways of reducing stress and health related sickness ? Participants will understand the value of laughter as an exercise ? Gain insight how laughter reduces stress and boosts the immune system ? Gain new ideas to increase work place productivity which may lead to increased profits
Gene Haynes has a Bachelor?s in Management, MBA in Business Administration/ Technology Management and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Education. Since receiving certification as a laughologist in 2011 he focused his mission to spread knowledge within the health community, how laughter can improve company moral, enhance the corporate culture, build team work, elevate communication, increase workplace productivity and increase individual?s health through something as simple as laughter. He is currently a College Professor of Business and (CEO) Chief Executive Officer of Learn 2 Laugh Inc. He has experience as a College Dean, mystery shopper, online instructor, corporate trainer, and project manager. Extracurricular activities include, training medical staff, students, and business managers. These individuals are trained on the importance of using laughter as a means to improve health, retention and increase productivity. Results have shown to be positive and hospitals, business, colleges and students are reaping the benefits.
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