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Take Two of These: How to Use Humor and Laughter for Recovery and Change

May 16, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  This workshop will be of benefit to the community, healthcare and mental health professionals. 

OVERVIEW:  Can laughter cure disease?  It can change your outlook, speed recovery, elevate mood, and help you navigate life’s bumpy rides. Explore what humor and laughter can do, and why it’s an essential, and often overlooked, part of our health and recovery in both physical and mental illnesses.

OBJECTIVES: After attending this workshop, the participant will:  

    • Learn how to use humor in the face of disease, depression, and other difficulties.
    • Better understand the physical benefits of laughter, including gaining a respiratory workout and releasing natural pain killers.      
    • Harness the emotional benefits of humor, including increasing resilience, limit setting, and self-care.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: 1.5 CEU’s (Certificate of Attendance)

Please complete and return a registration form with payment by May 15, 2017.

James (Jamie) Copaken is a psychotherapist, working in private practice with children, adults, couples and families.  He has presented numerous workshops on topics such as parenting, grief, and dating violence. As one of the few male therapists, he also focuses on issues affecting men and boys – including bullying, anger management, and communication. He has helped people work through a wide range of difficulties, including peer and family conflict, divorce, depression, and anxiety.   He has worked for more than 17 years in schools, mental health clinics, and addiction clinics in New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, and has recently returned to Kansas City, his hometown. Jamie graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and has a masters degree from Columbia University.  For more information, visit jamiecopaken.com.


May 16, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Old Mission United Methodist Church
5519 State Park Road
Fairway, KS 66205 United States
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