It has been said that laughter is the closest distance betwen two people!
We encourage you to come learn more about laughter and humor research at our AATH conference in Chicago April 19-22 2012. We believe that joyful people can promote peace and collaboration. Learn from our researchers. Earn 3 hours graduate college credit at our Humor Academy Nurses and Health professionals can earn CE credits and Illinois Educators can earn CPDU credits.
"OUR MISSION IS TO SERVE AS THE COMMUNITY OF PROFESSIONALS WHO STUDY, PRACTICE & PROMOTE HEALTHY HUMOR & LAUGHTER."
People come from around the world to the AATH Annual Conference. 2012 promises to be a year like no other - acquire the wealth of knowledge available and experience the amazing community of kindred spirits who understand that healthy humor really is the best medicine.
Here is a bit more information about our amazing organization;
The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) is non-profit, member driven, international community of humor and laughter professionals and enthusiasts. Formed in 1987 by Registered Nurse, Alison L. Crane, AATH provides its members the education, cutting-edge resources, and supportive community they need to excel in the practice and promotion of healthy humor.
Therapeutic humor is any intervention that promotes health and wellness by stimulating a playful discovery, expression or appreciation of the absurdity or incongruity of life's situations. This intervention may enhance health or be used as a complementary treatment of illness to facilitate healing or coping, whether physical, emotional, cognitive, social or spiritual. Officially adopted by the AATH Board of Directors on June 1, 2000.
AATH welcomes anyone who is interested in learning more about the application and benefits of therapeutic humor. Members include scholars, psychologists, counselors, allied healthcare practitioners, nurses, social workers, physicians, funeral directors, business executives, human resource managers, educators, clergy, hospital clowns, speakers, trainers, and many others who incorporate humor in their life and work.
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Do consider joining us as we use humor to promote peace and better communication!