Belly laughter in relationships: Something else positive below the belt

In America today, younger people marrying for the first time face a 40-50% chance of divorcing. Nothing is exempt from effects of the high divorce rate including the workplace. Marital problems are associated with decreased work productivity, especially in men. Studies show that the strongest factor in overall marital happiness is the amount of fun in relationships. This unique, effective program takes all the important factors in relationships and examines them with zany, practical, effective techniques. Participants will learn:

  • How to keep laughing with a partner.
  • How to utilize laughter to achieve effective communication and avoid power struggles.
  • How to use laughter to tolerate behavior.
  • Why laughter is vital for long-lasting relationships.

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  • "Best speech in my twenty-three years at Southwestern Bell."
    ~ Bill Long, Area Manager, Southwestern Bell Corporation

  • "One of the most entertaining programs we have been privileged to experience."

  • "Truly gifted in getting people to laugh."
    ~ Nancy Baker and Richard Lantry, Texas Department of Human Services

  • "Your presentation style, involvement of the audience and use of laughter throughout was a perfect example of the important role that laughter plays in breaking down barriers. The audience loved every minute and gave nothing but positive reports about the great job you did. We look forward to working with you again in the future."
    ~ Sally LO, MBE, Founder and Chief Executive, Hong Kong Cancer Fund

  • "Thank you for sharing your unique and informative slant on laughter therapy. Having your warm hearted presentation on the final day of our Canadian Red Hat Roundup was the icing on the cake."
    ~ Lady Helen, Chairwoman, Red Hat Roundup

  • "I have rarely seen a presenter get the audience involved so quickly and keep them completely involved for a full hour but you did! Your presentation was everything we wanted it to be and more. It was fun, it was funny, and it was informative and educational. Everyone took something from your presentation they can use."
    ~ Thomas R. Selman, M.A., M.Ed., President, TARPPS

  • "Your presentation definitely was “hats off.” Handling stress in the workplace ‘the laughter way’ challenged everyone to use humor in a productive manner. Well done!"
    ~ Arden Reid, Director of Sales, Gtech Corporation.

  • "I would unhesitatingly recommend your seminar to anyone wanting a light-hearted, but effective, way to deal with stress of the office variety or otherwise."
    ~ Pam Breier,Manager, Dallas H.R. Department, Jenkens and Gilchrist.

  • "Thank you for traveling to NYC to minister to our beleaguered hospitality membership suffering the worst slump in decades. You took our woes and integrated them into your talk seamlessly. By the first ten minutes it was if a cloud had lifted. Thank you for the care you took with your presentation. It was both hilarious and helpful."
    ~ Ina Lee Selden, President Manhatten Passport, President, SITE New York Chapter.

  • "Your presentation on laughter and stress was creative and entertaining and provided everyone with an alternative in dealing with stress producing issues."
    ~ Judi Del Biaggio, Weil, Gotshal, and Manges LLP

  • "The managers attending your presentation felt the ideas and tools you presented to create laughter at work will be very helpful in reducing the stress levels of employees. We were not only entertained but appreciated the expert way in which you connected laughter with the more serious issues producing stress in our lives. As a result, we will laugh more at ourselves and take some things more lightly while continuing our serious attention to our work. It’s possible your presentation was a little bit magic since most of the mangers in attendance have been promoted."
    ~ Ava Hollie, Manager and District Training Coordinator, Southwestern Bell Corporation.

  • "You have a great ability to get participants actively involved in low-risk, fun activities that help them apply humor and lightness to their lives. This is just what we look for in effective speakers."
    ~ Margie Ingram, The Humor Project

  • "I want to express our enthusiastic thanks for your laughter therapy presentation. Not only was it entertaining, but the principles of the value of laughter were clearly presented."
    ~ Gordon Korb, Wesley Terrace

Common questions about laughter

Why should I consider laughing when I feel so bad?

Because we laugh when we are hurt and laughter heals. The laughter was yours for the taking at birth. You used it then, and you can again. It's simply a matter of opening oneself to the healing powers of one's own body to assist in dealing with our painful emotions. We have to feel our emotions in order to heal. Our thoughts then assist our understanding. We need to feel as well as think in order to regain our balance so we can cope.

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Contact Information

Enda Junkins, LCSW, LMFT, BCD
PO Box 684, Ouray, CO 81427
Telephone: 970.325-0050
ejunkins@laughtertherapy.com