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- Created by a cancer support group that decided laughter meant love & understanding.
For The Health Of It
Laughter & Joy

“Laugh For the Health of It,” the nationally acclaimed program, deals with the emotional and physiological benefits of laughter, fun and play, and demonstrates how you can incorporate these benefits into your life. You will laugh and learn through creative group interactive activities and strategy discussions, how to relieve stress, increase energy, and enhance communication and relationship skills.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Personally experience the emotional and physiological benefits of laughter, fun, and play through interactive activities and discussions
  • Explore techniques of how to incorporate more laughter, fun and play in their jobs and personal lives, which will increase energy, and enhance communication and relationship skills
  • Learn fun-filled strategies of how to use more humor in health and business settings as a tool for pain and/or stress management and quality of life improvement, thereby assisting patients and their families, clients, colleagues and other business associates
  • Become acquainted with research findings on the benefits of laughter

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WSLR 96.5 FM

On May 16, 2018, on WSLR 96.5 FM Community Radio, Sarasota, Florida, Hedda shared her inspiring and uplifting voice on her “Laugh for the Health of it” programs. Click here to hear excerpts of the show and more.

Presented By Hedda Matza-Haughton, LCSW

Hedda Matza-Haughton, LCSW, a specialist in the field of psychoneuroimmunology and a breast cancer survivor, has worked extensively in the area of the communication between the mind and body and stress management. She has created and directed numerous workshops for a diverse audience, and appeared on local and national TV and in various newspapers as an expert on: stress management, family relationships/interactions, health education and creativity through laughter for organizations and individuals. She has done considerable work in creating and developing support programs for survivors of cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, their families and the community. She is a consultant, health educator and certified social worker with over twenty years of experience in the health care industry. Ms. Matza-Haughton is currently the president and founder of “For the Health of It” Consultation Services and was formerly the Director of the Department of Social Work at Maimonides Medical Center in New York. She is the creator of the popular Princess Juicy Joy’s Laughter Kit.

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Princess Juicy Joy
(a.k.a. Hedda Matza-Haughton)

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