Lisa Wessan’s programs vary in length and complexity, from the community level
to medical schools and corporations. All programs are approved for CEUs or CEs (continuing education credits) for licensed health professionals, teachers and others.
If you are seeking to learn how to incorporate humor and laughter into your practice, Wessan's programs will help you achieve this goal.

Wessan has recently presented at: UMASS Medical School (Shrewsbury), Visiting Nurse Service of Rhode Island, National Education Association (NEA-NH), Concord, NH;  Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, MA:  National Association of Social Workers (NASW),  Boston, MA; Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Ayer, MA; Crouse Medical School, Syracuse, NY.  To see more clients, click here.

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Clinical Programs (for CEUs)


Therapeutic Applications of Humor and Laughter for CaregiversSM

An academic and experiential workshop for institutions, incorporating humor and laughter in four parts.

Part I: Overview of the history of therapeutic laughter, with a literature review of the most recent psychological and physiological benefits of laughter from peer reviewed journals.

Part II: Constructive vs. destructive humor; case studies on the successful use of therapeutic laughter in business or clinical settings.

Part III: Experiential segment of laughter yoga, laughter meditation and Laffirmations (no yoga mats needed, but wear comfortable clothes and bring water).

Part IV: Aftercare suggestions for the further study and maintenance of your daily laughter practice.

**Optional viewing of 20 minute video, displaying the use of laughter yoga in treatment centers and prisons.

(Formats are customized, available in 60 minute, 90 minute, or two to six hour formats).

Rev. Tanya

Laughter Yoga by Spiritual Oasis

“Laughter meditation and laughter yoga helped bring out the "Tigger" in me  -- great and much needed fun. Thank you!”

Katherine Babbott
Weston, MA

Community Programs


Let Go & Lighten UP:
Laughter is the Best Medicine!

How can you use humor and laughter to overcome obstacles? How can you shift your focus and turn your defeats into victories?

In this interactive, multimedia event you will learn about the physiological, psychological and spiritual benefits of extended laughter sessions and the difference between constructive and destructive humor.

You will also learn some extraordinary joy-making techniques, including Laughter Meditation, Laughter Yoga and the power of Laffirmations (includes slide show, one to three hour formats available).

Debby Adair

LaughĀnanda Yoga and Meditation

Ānanda (Sanskrit: आनन्द) literally means bliss or happiness. In the Hindu Vedas, Upanishads and Bhagavad gita, ānanda signifies eternal bliss which accompanies the ending of the rebirth cycle.

As one of my favorite laughter yoga teachers has said:

Laugh so that your whole body, your whole being becomes involved, and suddenly, there will be a glimpse. For the moment, the past disappears, the future disappears, the ego disappears, everything disappears – there is only laughter.

  Philosopher, Mystic and Teacher

Through laughter you can experience Ānanda!



Laughter Yoga combines laughter with yogic breathing exercises. It is a perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time. It approaches laughter as a body exercise so it's easy to laugh even if you're depressed or in a bad mood. Last year I highlighted Laughter Yoga on my TV program. I've tried it, and it works.

~ Oprah Winfrey
  January 14, 2008

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