Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time: 8:00pm to 9:00pm EST
Topic: Keep Calm and Laugh On – How humour and laughter mitigate the negative impacts of sustained stress and contribute to boosting resilience
Presenter: Maia Aziz
Because the benefits of humor are no joking matter- This entertaining webinar will combine cold hard science with a punch of comedic heart, including research data on the physiological, cognitive and social benefits of laughter as well as strategies for using humor to minimize stress, build relationships and cope with adversity. Laughter might not cure what ails you but it sure goes a long way toward getting you through those tough life moments.
With over 20 years experience as a social worker and clinical manager, Maia has worked with countless children, families and healthcare professionals in a variety of Health and Social Service institutions. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Myhre Syndrome Foundation and as an Organizational Development Consultant for the McGill University Health Centre where she is an ardent proponent of patient advocacy and healthcare professional wellness.
Maia is Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, a graduate of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor’s academic program, former host of the talk radio show Morning Moments and a sought-after speaker and workshop facilitator on the topics of burnout, positive workplace culture and how to face life’s adversities with a healthy dose of humor. When she’s not writing or speaking about heart-based leadership and how humor can boost resilience, Maia can be found riffing puns with her 6 kids, asking Siri for profound life advice or perfecting her sourdough recipe one rock-hard doorstop at a time.