Several years ago I attended a Humour Seminar in Wellington with my friend Rosalind. Australians Patricia Cameron-Hill and Shane Yates presented and thoroughly convinced me, if I needed convincing, that humour has such an important part to play in contributing to our health and wellbeing.
Shane and Cameron are still around and last year published the video below. It is summarised as follows:
A positive attitude is too important to be left to chance. That’s because everything you do can be easier and more enjoyable when you’re in a good mood. Being in a good mood can improve relationships, enhance learning, make hard work easier, prevent accidents and reduce stress. There is also a strong connection between positive emotions and good health.
Please enjoy this offering. You may also appreciate surfing through Patricia's Shane's website http://www.chy.com.au/
SEMINAR POSTPOSED UNTIL LATE 2015
Perhaps this video and their website will be motivators for you to attend my Wellington Humour Seminars in August?
Margaret from Because U Matter offered a 4 hour training for bereavement volunteers on 5 May 2015. During the presentation she gave an overview of bereavement and loss awareness including new research findings. She reflected things people facing loss have said that are helpful and hurtful. This included discussion about the differences between empathy and sympathy and rescuing responses. Skills for telephoning, attentiveness, listening, and offering minimal encouragers were taught.
Evaluation responses included: