2nd International Laughter Yoga Congress in Slovenia

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Laughter: effective complementary therapy

Programme of the international professional meetingfor all professionals in the health sector: doctors, nurses, occupational therapists , psychologists and for all who deal with laughter

The meeting will be held on 11th may 2012 in maribor, slovenia at the premises

of hotel city maribor, kneza koclja 2, si-2000 maribor.


8.00 – 9.00 Registration

9.00 – 9.30 Address by the organiser and co-organiser

The history and importance of humor in medicine

1. Part: Laughter as an already established medicine


9.30 - 9.50 Dr. Kataria M., MD, laughter yoga initiator:

Laughter Yoga - Worldwide Movement for Health (video lecture)

9.50 - 10.10 Nerenberg A., independent filmmaker, actor, journalist, and laughologist:

Why and how was »Laughology« film made?

10.10 – 10.30 Dr. Titze M., Assistant Professor, Psychologist and psychoterapist

Laughter as a powerful opponent of shame

10.30 – 10.45 Škofi? Maurer E.: Clown doctors- red noses

10.45 – 10.55 Discussion

10.55 – 11.15 BREAK

2. Part: Biological-psychological model of the laughter.


asist. ?okoli? M., MD, internist and Poto?nik Daj?man N., MD, Child and Adolescent psychiatrist, psychotherapist

11.15 – 11.30 Dr. Stangler Herodež Š., Assistant Professor, laughter yoga leader:

The connection between laughter and genes

11.30 – 11.45 Prof. Dr. Ihan A., MD, clinical microbiologist:

The witty things between cells and hormones

11.45 – 12.00 Poto?nik Daj?man N., MD, Child and Adolescent psychiatrist, psychotherapist:

The role of laughter in child development

12.00 – 12.15 Dr. Arnej?i? B., Assistant Professor, psychologist, anthropologist, motivator:

The role of laughter in human “compass” of psyche - The impact of laughter on the different types of personalities

12.15 – 12.25 Discussion

12.25 – 12.30 Minutes for laughter

12.30 – 12.50 BREAK

3. Part: Innovative research on laughter in slovenia


Dr. Stangler Herodež Š., Assistant Professor, laughter yoga leader and

Dr. Arnej?i? B., Assistant Professor, psychologist, anthropologist, motivator

12.50 – 13.05 asist. ?okoli? M., MD, internist:

The influence of Laughter yoga on the sugar level in people with diabetes type II

13.05 – 13.20 Krebs S., RN, laughter yoga teacher:

Prevention in the health care with laughter yoga – significance of regular laughing

13.20 – 13.35 ?epon T., occupational therapist, laughter yoga leader:

Laughter yoga – efficient exercise for older people

13.35 – 13.50 ?epek O., nurse, work instructor, laughter yoga leader:

Laughter yoga for people with dementia: from theory into practice

13.50 – 14.10 Discussion



General Information:

Registration before 20.4.2012: 70 EuR (For Students and retirees: 50 EuR)

Registration after 20.4.2012: 90 EuR (For students and retirees: 70 EuR)

In the case of canceling till 5.5.2012 we refund 80% of the paid fee.

The price of the fee includes: organization of professional meeting, proceedings of lectures in English and Slovenian language,

catering between breaks, entertainment spots, certificate of attendance.

The official language of the Congress: Slovenian

The working language of the Congress: English

The registration fee transfer on the account of the International Institute for Laughter Maribor,

Number: IBAN: SI56330000005129836

SWIFT: HAABSI22, Hypo Alpe Adria Bank d.d., Dunajska cesta 117, 1000 Ljubljana

Log on to the education solely through the application forms on the website:


Professional education is in the process of registration of professional training at the Medical Chamber of Slovenia and at

the Chamber of Nursing and Midwifery Slovenia.

For more information:

Dr. Špela Stangler Herodež

Professional Manager

E-MAIL: spela.sh@ukc-mb.si

Tel: 00386 41 624 802

Simona Krebs, RN


E-mail: simona.krebs@institut-za-smeh.si

Tel: 00386 40 710 401

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