Laughter Yoga Orlando Goes to Work!
Employees of USIS®—an Orlando, Florida (USA)-based company that provides third party administration and managed care services for Workers' Compensation and liability claims—got a taste of how laughter really is good medicine during a recent Laughter Yoga session at their Orlando offices. Led by “PositiveLY Pat” Conklin, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher, the group of 12 nurses and 2 medical assistance personnel from the AmeriSys Medical Management division of USIS® laughed their stress away during their December 10, 2010, staff meeting. Pat—the founder and Principal Positivitist of Laughter Yoga Orlando (www.LaughterYogaOrlando.com)—provided the one-hour laughter session free of charge as part of her Year of Community Service initiative to celebrate the launch of Laughter Yoga Orlando and build awareness throughout Central Florida of the health and wellness benefits of Laughter Yoga.
The hilarity was contagious, reverberating through the four walls of the conference room where the Laughter Yoga session was held. Hearing the uproarious laughter pouring into the adjacent hallways, USIS® employees from other areas of the building asked what the fun was all about—and found themselves laughing, too!
After the session, Suzanne Masters, supervisor of the group of now-merry medical professionals, remarked, “This was awesome. A great stress relief, especially at this (holiday) time of year.” Members of Suzanne’s staff added:
“Very good feeling—laughing! Love it. Ha Ha Ha!”
“Felt good. Will help keep a person young.”
“I really enjoyed this!”
“It was very good, lifting, positive, and cool.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the session! Thanks !! :-)”
“Very relaxing, joyful experience.”
Weeks later, Suzanne reports that her staff is still laughing! Very good, very good, yay!