ROBERTSHAW | Stuart Robertshaw
Dr. Stuart Robertshaw received his Bachelors degree in Education from MacMurray College in 1965, his Masters degree in Psychology from Illinois State University in 1968, his Doctorate in Special Education from the University of Kansas in 1971 and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1978. From 1971 until 1998, he was a professor of Psychology and Special Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In June of 1998, he retired from the University to assume full time responsibilities as President and CEO of the National Association for the Humor Impaired.
Speech Title and Description
The Healing Power of Humor
Dr. Stuart Robertshaw, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and an Attorney, will share his personal journey which began in September, 1987 when he started a review of the research on the benefits of humor. On June 28, 1990, he announced the formation of the National Association for the Humor Impaired. The Association has received national attention from the press in over 144 newspapers, 180 radio stations and has been featured in magazines such as Family Circle and Mature Outlook. Dr. Robertshaw, whom the press refers to as “Dr. Humor,” currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association. Dr. Robertshaw will share with you what he has learned about the psychological and physiological benefits of humor and laughter as they relate to taking care of ourselves and our loved ones.
Laughter Yoga: Jest for the Health of It
As a supplement to the keynote presentation, the follow-up session is an activity where participants learn about laughter yoga strategies to decrease stress and to increase the joy, laughter, and fun in their lives. The audience will actually participate in a laughter yoga group session