Laughter is really the best medicine

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD)  We all know the old saying, “laughter is the best medicine” and if that really holds true, Julie Ostrow, would be the healthiest person alive.  Ostrow is the first-ever American Laughing Champion and she’s in Grand Rapids for a very special event.

Ostrow says she shares what she learned from improv training at The Second City in Chicago along with her experience as a volunteer grief counselor. She coaches schools, corporations, and organizations how to use humor, laughter, and improv techniques to improve communication, connection, and creativity in their personal and professional lives.

“Using Improv Skills to Resolve Conflict and Diffuse Bullying”
Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST. $25.00
Deadline to sign up is 24 hours before the start of the workshop. Space is limited, so get your tickets early!
Main Stage at the Dog Story Theater; 7 Jefferson Ave. SE
Grand Rapids

In this workshop, participants focus on some of the key values of improv–listening, making your scene partner(s) look good, and trust. It seems our default survival mechanism is to harm others–emotionally and/or physically–in order to make ourselves look good. These improv skills transfer into useful, everyday coping skills and can be used as the foundation for building trust and collaboration within schools, corporations, and families. This workshop is open to high school students and adults.

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