zzz – Laughter Workshops

Want to relieve stress, power up your immune system and have fun too?

Join Julie Ann Sullivan, Certified Laughter Leader, for a laughter workshop that will transform your workplace and personal space.

2014 Laughter Club Dates – Each event is unique

Cost: Non-perishable non-glass item for the local food bank

*** NOTE new location below

Mt. Lebanon Library – Mondays at 7 pm

16 Castle Shannon Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228

April 28

July 28

October 27


Volunteers of America – Fridays at 8:30 am

1650 Main Street  Pittsburgh 15215

May 16 **New Date

August 22

November 21                         


Peters Township Library – Thursdays at 10 am

616 East McMurray Road  Peters Township 15317

June 19

September 18

December 18   


Laughter workshops allow participants to learn how to create true mirthful laughter from within. Sound research has shown time and again the benefits of laughter, including:

  • Relief of stress
  • Stronger immune system
  • Increased attentiveness
  • Improved mood

Steve Wilson, a licensed psychologist and Karyn Buxman, a registered nurse, created The World Laughter Tour, Inc. in 1998. Together with their combined expertise and experiences they created the foundation for the Laughter Workshop experience. There are now over 6,000 Certified Laughter Leaders (CLL) around the world.

The Laughter sessions are not based on humor or jokes, but rather on laughter as a physical exercise. As CLLs we are taught:

  • The World Laughter Tour model of therapeutic laughter, which utilizes great care to create an environment in which the therapeutic laughter activity will take place.
  • To expose participants to the therapeutic potential of mirthful laughter through a systematic, repeatable, and educational program.
  • Fun, mirth, attentiveness, support, encouragement and proper information are the heart of the experience, along with the invitation to examine and adopt a healthier lifestyle through healthier attitudes.
  • The ability to participate in and create spontaneous, uninhibited, joyful, mirthful laughter with others and for one’s self. This one of the most important characteristic goals of the therapeutic laughter method.

This program will allow participants to:

  • Realize the ability to and the value of creating spontaneous laughter
  • Learn 14 benefits of “Laughing Out Loud”
  • Learn through the “Good Hearted Living”™ principles, ways to carry a joyful life into everyday of the week

For information on a laughter workshop at your business or organization,

Call Julie Ann Sullivan @ 724-942-0486 or email her at 


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