Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan



The Laughter Prescription!

  • 07 Dec 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Meer Apartments
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Oakland County 

The Laughter Prescription!

Presenter: Karen Reynolds

Course Description:  Laughter is a normal and natural physiologic response to certain stimuli. This course will show that laughter may also have serious positive physiological effects for those who engage in it on regular basis. By prescribing laughter to our patients in a structural way, we may be able to use these natural, free, and easily distributable positive benefits to enrich the lives of our patients. This class will review the current medical understanding of laughter's physiologic effects and ways we might best harness this natural modality for our patients.

Objective: To bring awareness that laughter has the potential to significantly affect the quality of our work lives. Humor helps relieve tension, reassures people, and draws them together. It strengthens the bonds between patients and members of their care team. It even seems to increase peoples willingness to disclose, so it may help with obtaining good information during patient interviews. 

Date:  Dec 7th, 2023
Time: 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

8:30 a.m. - Registration and Networking

9:00 a.m. Presentation


Meer Apartments
6760 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield , MI 48322

*Across the street from Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital inside the Jewish Life Community

1.5 CE will be provided. Please bring your license number.

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Free to members and $15 for guests

Our Mission Statement Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan is dedicated to promoting the specialized field of Geriatric Social Work through the provision of professional development and educational programming. We believe in supporting geriatric social workers through networking and in upholding the NASW Code of Ethics.

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