Laughter Yoga

Thursday, January 23, 2020

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

It may sound hilarious, but it’s also healthy! Laughter Yoga is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter and is based on the belief that this provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Join us as we split into groups and forced laughter soon turns into real and contagious laughter.

Emily Hummel has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), practicing in Northern Illinois and the Chicago suburbs since 1995. She received her Certification as an Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) in 2008. She is employed at Northwestern Medicine in Sycamore, Illinois, where she has worked for the past thirteen years in their outpatient Behavioral Health division. In addition to seeing individuals, couples and families as a counselor, she serves as an EAP to over thirty local organizations, where she provides workplace interventions and presentations on a variety of topics. In 2015, Emily received her certification as a Laughter Yoga Instructor, and has led many work groups in lively laughter sessions. She has taught Laughter Yoga in diverse settings, such as to Cancer Support groups, Child Care Centers, and Teacher Institute days. Emily received her BS from Smith College in Massachusetts and her MS from Northern Illinois University.

This program is intended for ages 4 and up. Please register at dkpl.org now!

For additional information, please contact Samantha at samanthah@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.

Or Visit: http://dkpl.org/event/laughter-yoga/