Comic Relief as an Essential Stress Management Coping Skill

Human Sensitivity

Comic Relief for Stress Management - Luke Seaward

Brian Luke Seaward , PhD

Executive Director, Inspiration Unlimited & The Paramount Wellness Institute

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Mindfulness may be the hot buzzword in stress management programs these days, but coping with stress involves more than being present. It means shifting perceptions from negative to positive (or at least neutral thoughts). Humor therapy in the form of “Comic Relief” is an essential coping skill for people of all demographics. This presentation highlights the role that emotions play in either perpetuating stress, or moving through it; and the role that humor plays (in all it’s man forms and styles) to help cope with stress effectively. Key aspects, will include the four (4) reasons why we laugh and smile, different types of humor, and 7 ways to include “Comic Relief” as an essential stress management coping skill (to boost your sense of humor) in these rapidly changing times.

Presenter Bio(s):

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is regarded as one of the foremost experts in the field of stress management and a pioneer in the field of mind-body-spirit healing. He has authored more than sixteen books, including the classic best sellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, The Art of Calm and Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward as well, Managing Stress (9E) the top selling college textbook in it’s field. Dr. Seaward began his career as the Associate Director of Cardiac Rehab at the Gunderson-Lutheran Hospital in 1980. Over the years he has served on the faculty of the American University, the University of Colorado and the University of Northern Colorado’s School of Public Health. Additionally, he has served as a sports psychologist for many Olympic swimmers, ice skaters and the US national Biathlon team. His corporate clients include Hewlett Packard, Procter & Gamble, Conoco Oil, Motorola, Quaker Oats, John Deere, BP-Amoco, The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Maxtor-Seagate, Organic Valley Dairy, US ARMY, US Airforce, and many others. The wisdom of Brian Luke Seaward can be found quoted in PBS specials, college lectures, medical seminars, boardroom meetings, church sermons, keynote addresses, and graduation speeches all over the world. He currently serves on the faculty of The Graduate Institute and is the Executive Director of the Paramount Wellness Institute in Boulder, CO. He can be reached via his website,