"Humor gives us a break from the stress. So if we're in this state of stress and we have a chance to laugh, that's a momentary break and that's helpful and healthy and healing." - Ron Culberson
Ron Culberson was always the class clown in school, making people laugh through creative announcements. After graduating college, Ron was curious and began researching the psychology of humor, eventually becoming an expert in it. One of the main findings Ron learned was Norman Cousins, who found that 20-30 minutes of laughter could control pain. Now, Ron uses humor to connect with people and help them cope with stress, grief and loss. He believes that humor helps us to see the world from a different perspective, and that 90% of stress is based on how we view our circumstances. Even in difficult situations, humor can bring a lightheartedness and connection between people.
Ron Culberson is an expert on humor and laughter, having studied the psychology of humor and spoken at hospice conferences. He is a speaker, author, and humorist, and has written four books, including Is Your Glass Laugh Full. He uses his experience as a hospice, social worker, healthcare leader, EMT, and firefighter to deliver a practical message that helps his audiences become more successful in life and work.
In this episode, you will learn the following:
1. How humor can be used to cope with grief and trauma.
2. The power of humor to change perspectives.
3. The importance of being present in the moment to spot humor.
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