to Improve Your Interpersonal Effectiveness (and prevent compassion fatigue)
December 4, 2017,
by Lisa Wessan.
Radio, New York, New York, 12/20/16
Interviewed by radio
host Stephanie Mitchell (8 min) about some of my creative approaches to
encourage therapeutic transformation.
art of living is in the art of waiting.
Pulse, January 13, 2016, by
Lisa Wessan. First World challenges of long lines and heavy traffic bring new
cognitive insights during recent vacation.
glorious, amazing mistakes
Pulse, January 1,
2016, by Lisa Wessan. An exploration of the advantages of taking risks and
allowing yourself to fail once in a while.
'Tis the season to connect with the Numinous!
Pulse, December 12, 2015, by Lisa Wessan.
How psychospiritual awareness can alleviate mental
challenges and improve outlook.
therapies can enrich practice.
Washington DC, Volume 60, No. 2, February 2015, by Renai
Malai. Excellent exploration of alternative
modalities to blend with traditional treatment process, featuring Wessan for
therapeutic laughter and grief work.
Social Worker Self
Care - The Overlooked Core Competency. By
Kate Jackson, published in Social Work Today, May/June 2014 Issue. Vol. 14,
No. 3, p. 14. Wessan interviewed (with
other clinicians) in an insightful review of caregiving
the Hoarding Spectrum: A Holistic Approach (Part I of II)
By Lisa Wessan.
FOCUS. National Association of Social Workers. April
2014, Vol. 41, No. 4.
the Hoarding Spectrum: A Holistic Approach (Part II of II)
By Lisa Wessan.
FOCUS. National Association of Social Workers. May 2014. Vol. 41, No. 5.
fatigue a growing concern.
By Paul R.
January 2014, Vol. 59, No. 1.
FOCUS, September 2013. Published by the
National Association of Social Workers
(NASW), Vol. 40, No. 6.
you had your Daily Ecstatic Seizure today? by Dr. Karen McCally.
Review. August 2013.
Humor and Laughter in Therapy,
by Lisa Wessan.
by the National Association of Social
Workers (NASW), April 2013. Vol. 40,
See pages 3 and 11 (please be prepared to wait a few minutes while this
document loads, because NASW posts the entire journal on one PDF. Worth
Wessan Brings Team Building with Laughter to Rhode Island.
PR LOG, March 10, 2013.
Lisa Wessan laughs it up.
by Molly Loughman in the CHELMSFORD INDEPENDENT, February 14, 2013.
Clutter? Cleaning out your closet can lead to a happier life. by Krista Perry in THE
CHELMSFORD PATCH, July 10, 2012.
Wessan “The Shamebuster” Speaks on Clutter in
Chelmsford. PRLOG, July 3, 2012.
2011 – THE CONCORD JOURNAL – Reiki Master to present workshop.
December 17, 2010 – THE NORTH ANDOVER CITIZEN – Inspirational humorist speaks
at St. Gregory’s.
September 14, 2010
Wessan presents Laughter Therapy for Neuropathy Association, Weston, MA, PR LOG.
September 7, 2010 - THE
CHELMSFORD PATCH - Laughing
with the Joys and Troubles of Life Leads to Growth. By Julia Gavin.
September 6, 2010 – THE PR LOG - Lisa
Wessan invited to be Ambassador for National Speakers Association (NSA)
2010 – NEWS FROM A SPACIOUS PLACE – S.H.A.M.E.
= Should have already mastered everything....Nay, Nay I say....read more here.
2010, THE LOWELL SUN, Spirit of
cooperation: Jewish congregation in Chelmsford and Muslim congregation in
Billerica join forces to reach out to community.
By Debbie Hovanasian, Lowell Sun Correspondent
June 3, 2010, THE JEWISH
Qutbi Masjid and
Congregation Shalom Team Up for a Community Health
VIDEO - May 25, 2010, MONEY MATTERS
Television and radio interviews with Chris Findlen on
laughter therapy, team building with laughter, laughter meditation.
May 16, 2010, THE
folks, he argues, laughter the best medicine: The gelotologist is in, pitching a cure for
by Gail Waterhouse.
3, 2010, The Boston Globe, "Life, Free from Clutter" by Cindy
June 25, 2009, The Chelmsford Independent,
"Lisa Wessan is Recycling Champion of Chelmsford" by Bonnie Rankin.
April 19, 2009, The Boston Globe, "Decluttering Life" by Cindy Cantrell.
April 9, 2009, THE BOSTON GLOBE, "Laughter is the best
medicine, so here's to your health" by Denise Taylor.
Society for Ladies Who Laugh Out Loud. "First Ladies of Laughter"
article, Vol. 4:7.
August 29, 2008 - Suncast program, 4 minutes -
Laughter Therapy with staff of Lowell Sun.
a Strong Woman?: 101 Insights from Some Remarkable Women. By Helene Lerner
(2005), Wessan featured on page 33.
New York Daily News, October 27, 2004,
"The Laugh that Heals," by Carol Forget.
2008 - NASW NEWS (National Association of Social Workers), "Social Work
in the Public Eye" by Paul R. Pace.
October 14, 2008 - 30 minute radio interview with
host Bob Ellis on The Sunrise Show.
August 31, 2008 - Feature article in The Lowell Sun,"Make 'em laugh:
Chelmsford counselor is dedicated to the healing power of mirth" By Nancye Tuttle.
2008 - One hour radio interview with host Elizabeth Foley on The Phoenix Hour
(scroll down to The Phoenix Hour, 5/28/08).
2008 - One hour radio Interview - Declutter Your
Heart & Home - with host Debby Hoffman on WKLX 1450’s Community Business
Connection. Aired multiple times throughout the Concord NH area. Hear it on http://www.wkxl1450.com.
29, 2008 - Radio Interview - The Ways to Harmony - Inside and Out,
with Boston host Jordan Rich, guest Jay Uhler cites
helpful tips from Lisa's workshops. Read the transcript here.
February 20, 2008 - 30 minute radio
Interview - What is Laughter Therapy? With host Dean Johnson on
The Merrimack Magazine Talk Radio Show , WCAP-AM (980 AM). Hear it on http://www.980wcap.com.
January 4, 2008 - The
cackle or snicker -- it's all good" By Rita Savard.
Rap, January 2, 4, 9, 11, 16,
18, 23, 2008, "From Clutter to Clarity with Lisa Wessan" with host
Edna M. Lezotte, D.Min.,
LICSW and Szifra Birke, M.S.
The Boston Globe, September 23, 2007
is the Best Medicine" by Cindy Cantrell
Journal News, Somerville, MA, July 11, 2007, "From Clutter to
www.jimsullivanink.com, June 12, 2007
"Clutter: What is
it good for? Absolutely Nothing." by Jim Sullivan.
Happenings, the newsletter of the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council,
2007, "From Clutter to Clarity"
Upstate Update (newsletter of SUNY Upstate Medical University),
Syracuse, NY, November 1, 2006
"National Pastoral Care Week celebrated with series of events Oct.
IRC Newsletter (InterReligious Council of Central New York), Syracuse,
NY, September 2006,"Pastoral Care Day Explores 'Healing Humor' "
The Journal News
(Westchester, NY) September 25, 2005
Hospital and Health
Update, "The Science Behind the Smile"
News, "Paula Zahn Now," March 10, 2005,
"Laughter is the Best Medicine."