The Laugh Café is a participatory group where you will bring your favorite jokes, humorous stories, riddles or personal tales and provoke others (and yourself) to laughter. You don’t have to memorize your joke; if you want to, you may read it! If you feel shy and don’t want to read it, someone else may do it for you. Moderated by Tom Reynolds, who, according to Marti Bailey, has an extraordinary sense of humor.
"We need to laugh more and seek stress-reducing humor in our everyday lives. Laughter is the human gift for coping and for survival. Laughter ringing, laughter pealing, laughter roaring, laughter bubbling. Chuckling. Giggling. Snickering. Snorting. These are the sounds of soul saving laughter which springs from our emotional core and helps us feel better, see things more clearly and creatively weigh and use our options. Laughter helps us roll with the punches that inevitably come our way. The power of laughter is unleashed every time we laugh.
"In today’s stressful world, we need to laugh much more."— Laughter Therapist, Enda Junkins, LCSW, LMFT.
According to the Mayo Clinic, laughter can reduce stress, stimulate your organs, relieve pain and increase your overall satisfaction in life.
Cost of entry: At least one joke. Bring a sack lunch. Coffee and dessert provided. Call 202-364-7602 to register.
1st Thursday of every month at Noon.
Thursday, May 02, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sibley Hospital / Main Bldg, PDR 3
5255 Loughboro Road, NW