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October 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Laugh for the Mental Health of It!
Join us for an enjoyable presentation on the use of laughter exercises to improve your mood and energy. Experience mindful mirth with Debbie: ”When you laugh, you are in the moment and cannot think of anything else. Try it!”
“Every day there is more news about the power of humor and laughter to heal us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Every system of the body responds to laughter in some important, positive, healing way.”—Steve Wilson, psychologist, founder World Laughter Tour.
Debbie Harbinson MHI, RN, CNOR. HNB-BC is a board-certified operating room and holistic nurse with a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Innovation from Arizona State University. She has more than 30 yrs experience in the operating room, Faith-Community nursing, home health care, nursing faculty, and geriatric care management. Debbie creates and facilitates educational programs to promote stress resilience and attitudinal healing. She has earned the credential of Expert Level Certified Laughter Leader, Master Trainer on Therapeutic Laughter and Humor, is on the Advisory Board for the World Laughter Tour and President of the Foundation for Advancing Medical Clowning. She uses Hypnotherapy, Integrative Imagery, and Mindfulness techniques to prepare patients for surgical procedures so they require less pain medication and spend less time in recovery. After these sessions, by continuing to practice these same skills and adding compassionate laughter strategies, people develop more enjoyment, focus and creativity in both their professional and personal lives. Debbie is passionate about teaching modalities that translate the innate wisdom of our mind, body, and spirit to support our own unique wellness needs.
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – The Mental Health Coalition presents a FREE program the last Monday of the month. The program is open to the public and we have a speaker or panel who discuss a specific area of mental illness.