MHCCF meeting - Laughter Yoga

  • Friday, August 17, 2012
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL
Speaker: Coralis Solomon 

Topic: Laughter Yoga

Laughter yoga is a unique exercise routine, which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing.  Anyone can laugh without relying on humor, jokes or comedy.  Laughter Yoga is the only technique that allows adults to achieve sustained hearty laughter without involving cognitive thought.  This is a powerful experience that often leads to a healthy emotional catharsis and also a feeling of release and joyfulness that can last for days.  No special clothing, or equipment is required for Laughter Yoga.  Please be aware that this practice could be hazardous to your misery.


Learning Objectives:

 

1.   Learn the history of therapeutic laughter and the origins of Laughter Yoga. 

 

2.   Learn the unique features of Laughter Yoga.

 

3.   Understand the physiological and psychological benefits of Laughter Yoga

 

Practical portion of presentation:  15 to 20 minutes Laughter Yoga session.

 

Speaker Bio:

Coralis (Cory) Solomon is a registered mental health counselor intern (State of Florida). As a graduate of Troy University, she holds a master’s degree in Counseling/Psychology.  She is also a certified Hatha Yoga instructor Level I and II with additional training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga.  Her counseling practice utilizes a blend of both Eastern and Western philosophies and modalities.  Using mindfulness and body-centered practices she allows individuals to engage their body, mind and spirit to help them with their emotional issues.   Her private practice Quiet Minds Counseling is located near the Baldwin Park community at the Corrine Dr. Counseling Center.  Quiet Minds Counseling specialized area is in treating anxiety.

 

In addition to her private practice, Cory is a mental health consultant at La Amistad Behavioral Health Services, where she implemented a successful mindfulness group and a yoga program for anxiety. She also volunteers her time weekly at The Center to offer counseling to the GLBT community.  Finally, she is part of the faculty of the University of Central Florida teaching elective courses in wellness and health.

 

 

 

 


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