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Laughter and Optimism, Resilience & Wellbeing: The Habits of an Optimist

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom Link sent on Registration

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In this gathering via Zoom Meeting, laughter expert Ros Ben-Moshe will give us a sneak-preview of her new La Trobe University Course "Laughter, Resilience and Wellbeing".

In all our presentations, workshops and in the The Habits of an Optimist animated course; the laughter habit is one of the most popular.

Ros Ben-Moshe is Adjunct lecturer in the La Trobe University School of Public Health and Psychology, where for many years she lectured in health promotion and public health. She is Director of LaughLife Wellbeing programs and is the author of “Laughing at cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness.

Ros has conducted laughter therapy research in patients receiving dialysis, residents and staff in aged care facilities and tertiary students. Ros has been published in and appeared widely in Australian media including The Canberra Times.  Radio interviews include RN’s Life Matters about unmasking your smile during a pandemic and Dr Norman Swan’s Health Report on whether laughter is the best medicine. Her laughter research has been published in academic journals. She is a member of the Applied Therapeutic Association of Humor (AATH) and the International Association of Positive Psychology, and a Global Laughter Ambassador and Ambassador for the digital CancerAid app.

We'll be asking Ros:

  • What makes you optimistic?
  • The connection between laughter and optimism?
  • The connection between laughter, optimism, resilience and wellbeing
  • Ros's journey
  • And there will be lots of time for questions from you.

We are thinking of a joke competition...  what's your favourite cause for a belly-laugh?


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