Laughter can be the best medicine

By on December 1, 2010

Cancer resource center offers workshop
on using laughter
to manage pain, stress

Elgin—LivingWell Cancer Resource Center will present a workshop on Laughter to Manage Pain and Stress on Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Provena Saint Joseph Hospital Bob & Edna Meadows Cancer Center, 88 N. Airlite Ave., in Elgin.

According to the workshop facilitator Terri Reasoner, repetitive laughter can have the same effect on your body as repetitive exercise. Join Reasoner as she shows how laughter is nature’s medicine that can help you manage pain while reducing stress.

Using Laughter Yoga exercises, this simple yet powerful approach to laughter can be done by anyone, at anytime or anywhere regardless of what your mind has to say. You don’t have to have a sense of humor or know any jokes, so join the fun and laugh with us for no reason at all. Come to reduce your stress while you let your inner giggles shine.

This program is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Call to reserve your place at (630) 262-1111.

LivingWell Cancer Resource Center provides information and support services that address the challenges of people living with cancer, their family members and their friends. All services are provided at no charge to participants. LivingWell offers networking and support groups, educational programs, mind-body fitness classes, youth programs, a library, individual psychological and nutritional counseling and other services.

The center is at 1803 W. State St. in Geneva, and online at LivingWell is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be called at (630) 262-1111. LivingWell is a certified 501(c) nonprofit organization and an affiliate of Delnor Heath System.