A recent report by Health Advocate suggests that, stress related issues are responsible for as much as $300 billion in lost productivity annually. Furthermore, over a million employees miss work each day due to high amounts of stress, related to aspects involving their job. Another huge issue with a high stress environment is the increased spending on health insurance by a staggering 46%, employees that are continually stressed are responsible for almost 90% of doctor’s visits.
Unfortunately, there are a plethora of issues that contribute to stress in the workplace. The most prominent ones are, but not limited to, low wages, a lack of professional development opportunities and a lack of work-life balance.
Below are three phenomenal speakers who cater to reducing stress in the work environment through their use of humor.
Author & Co-Founder of The World Laughing Tour
Karyn Buxman teaches her audience that laughter is indeed the best medicine. She emphasizes through her work that we have a great power– laughter. Karyn stresses that we should take advantage of the art and science of applied humor. Her goal is to teach employees how to transform their lives using laughter and using it with a purpose, to heal, enlighten and empower.
Karyn stresses that humor is more than just entertainment, it is a powerful bonding activity and has innumerable health benefits including reducing stress. She encourages employees to grasp the power they have at their fingertips, that they have not taken advantage of yet. Through her decades of studies on the intersection of humor and the brain, Karyn believes that humor is our future because it affects our DNA. She claims, “the better your understanding of humor, the better your DNA is going to be.”
Helping Individuals & Organizations With The Struggle Of Too Much To Do
Jones Loflin focuses on emphasizing one’s work-life balance, by delivering powerful ideas and practical solutions to individuals and organizations struggling with too much to do. “What is the most important thing to you?” Asking this question not only allows you to identify what you would like to change, but how you can make these changes.
Jones exclaims the idea of focusing on what is most important, this increases the productivity of employees by formulating a structured work-life balance. Companies utilize Jones in order to to help employees take action and many claim to make changes as soon as they walk out of the room. A characteristic that is focal to Jones is the unwavering passion he has for his work. Jones assists employees by giving them the wisdom they need to go out and accomplish things they could have never dreamed of prior to his speech.
The Joy of Stress: Humor as a Coping Mechanism
Loretta LaRoche is a stress management extraordinaire. She teaches her audience that sleep is vital for a healthy lifestyle and reducing stress. Loretta betters the health of your organization by diminishing stress through humor. She engages audiences and imparts both optimism and happiness. Loretta also focuses on the benefits of sleep, highlighting that it is a necessity and improves mental and physical well-being.
She highlights how stress can be amplified in our lives through our subconscious actions. In her keynotes, she helps employees discover how feelings and behavior can affect relationships, careers and self-worth. She focuses on educating companies on how humor can benefit their everyday lives, while increasing productivity and camaraderie in the workplace.
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