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Celebrate International Humor Month SIMPLY Share Humor

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Part THREE of Series: "Sharing Humor is SIMPLY Done!" Join Host Becky Cortino and Izzy Gesell M.ED, CSP is an “organizational alchemist” who helps people navigate their internal logjams and emerge more confident, spontaneous and effective. Among the first to use Improv Theater concepts as tools for personal and organizational learning, he is the author of Playing Along: Group Learning Activities Borrowed From Improvisation Theater, a co-author of Humor Me: America’s Funniest Humorists on the Power of Laughter, a co-author of Cancer and the Healing Power of Play and a contributor of a chapter on improvisation as a facilitation tool in the IAF Group Facilitators Handbook. Izzy has some special bonuses -- listen in for details! During the month of April, 2009, AATH - the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor is launching a new annual celebration: "International Humor Month." Positive humor, shared laughter and a smile are like bridges between people -- even if they don't speak the same language. According to AATH (aath.org), Healthy, Therapeutic Humor enhances relationships, is non-hostile, sympathetic, benevolent, tolerant, and often philosophical. AATH is careful to distinguish Healthy Humor from hurtful or harmful humor that is more aggressive, critical, sarcastic, cruel, often based on put-downs, and involves laughing at someone else's expense. As a member of AATH, Becky Cortino thought this would be an excellent channel to discuss this topic, and it might be FUN to help further the global celebration of this momentous occasion on AHeart4Clowning TalkRadio Show, in tandem with AATH and in support of the concept of Healing Humor. This show is a part of the month-long celebration! We will be discussing how "Sharing Humor is S-I-M-P-L-E!" Plan to join us!

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