General Education For Laughter Professionals
- Working with Alzheimer: Use storytelling techniques.
- Is happiness the new ladder to success? What if instead of trusting our success to make us happy, we started trusting our happiness to make us successful?
- Five things you can do to be happier right now. (1) Listening to a favorite piece of music. (2) Spending five more minutes with someone you like. (3) Going outdoors. (4) Helping someone else. (5) Having a new experience.
- The fun theory: how all can achieve peak performance the fun way through mutual empowerment.
- The case for bowling alone: Going solo can bring happiness.
- Social intelligence: Even among complete strangers, a moment of playfulness, even outright silliness, forms an instant resonance.
- Importance of the vagus nerve, and how it impacts compassion (stimulated when you laugh).
- Why laughter is good for caregivers.
- The Wu Wei Approach to Facilitating.
- Laughter Helps Toddlers Learn Better.
- The Father of Positive Psychology and His Two Theories of Happiness.
- Focusing only on sensory delights leaves us perpetually dissatisfied, because such pleasures are short-lived.
- Why The Funniest People Are Often The Saddest
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Just for fun
- We are greatly influenced by colors. See http://www.colorquiz.com/research1.php for a most interesting test: you must select ALL the proposed colors twice, from the ones you like the most to the ones you like the least. Do it and you’ll be impressed!
- US warship orders lighthouse to move, or else.
- 1 minute to win it: 40 games – great for any party, special event, or occasion; and perfect for adults and kids.
- Simple things to do to foster joy.
- The laughing song.
- Dozens of online laugh-along laughter sessions.
- Professor Dolan describes how being happier means allocating attention more efficiently; towards those things that bring us pleasure and purpose and away from those that generate pain and pointlessness. Video. Text.
- An interesting presentation on laughter by Albert Neremberg.
- Want to be happy? Slow down. A short talk by Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard.
- On why counting intangibles is important. (Related: How Bhutan counts its GNH (Gross National Happiness.)