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Use of Humour!

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Megan Laveau

on 26 April 2016

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Transcript of Use of Humour!

Warm Up #1
1. Each participant will be given an egg with a joke and type of humour. Hold onto your eggs!!
2. Read your joke aloud when your humour type is addressed
3. If you are uncomfortable with your joke, you can switch for a new one
Exercise #1: Rate your funny bone
1) Participants will be given a rating scale sheet
2) Participants will view 5-7 different humour videos
3) On a scale of 1(Not funny) to 6(Hilarious), rate how funny the video is to you
4) Discuss which video was the most/least funny to you? Why?
Theory #2 B
The participant will be able to:
Warm Up #2
Antarctic Adventure
Use of Humour!
Theory #1 B
Types of Humour:
Theory #2 A
Benefits of Humour
Fill in the Blanks
1) Get into groups according to the colour of your eggs
2) Everyone will be given 6 white cards
3) I will read out a scenario from a black card
4) Once the scenario is read aloud, each group member should select one of the white cards and present to their group
5) Each group will select the BEST (or funniest) answer and read it to the whole group
1. Recognize different types of humour + their taste
2. Understand the benefits of humour and how to appropriately use it in the workplace
3. To laugh and have fun!
Process Questions (WU #1)
1. What did you learn about humour?

1. Close your eyes and get comfortable
2. Listen CLOSELY as I guide you through the antarctic
Physical Benefits:

a) Strengthen immune system
b) Boosts energy
c) Releases endorphins
d) Increases blood flow
e) Diminishes pain

Mental Benefits:

a) Stress reliever
b) Improves resilience
c) Adds joy and fun to life
d) Eases anxiety and fear

Emotional/Social Benefits:

a) Builds up relationships
b) Attracts others to you
c) Increases teamwork ability
d) Conflict diffuser

Appropriate vs. Inappropriate Humour
What is inappropriate humour?
a) Exclusive
b) Ridiculing
c) Hurts somebody’s feelings
d) Stereotyping
e) Creates negative atmosphere

How to handle inappropriate humour:
a) Ask individual to restate joke
b) Tell them the joke is unappreciated
c) Do not laugh or smile
d) Discuss appropriate/inappropriate humour with the individual

How to appropriately use humour:
a) Timing
b) Audience
c) Setting/Context
Process Questions

Black Humour

2. Which of these jokes would you tell in the field?
1. Recognize different types of humour + their taste
2. Understand the benefits of humour and how to appropriately use it in the workplace
3. To laugh and have fun!
1) Did we reach our goals?
2) What did you learn about humour that can be transferred to the field?
3) In what ways was the lesson valuable to you?
4) How did we do as facilitators?

Theory #1 A:
What is humour?
Humor is the capacity to perceive, appreciate and express what is funny in our daily lives.
Exercise #2
Process Questions Exercise #1
1) What have you learned about your funny bone as a result of this exercise?

2) Which of the clips would be appropriate for use in the field?

Process Questions Exercise #2
1. What have you learned about appropriate/inappropriate humour?
2. In what type of setting would you play this version of the game?
3. How could this be used in a client group?
1. How many of you caught the joke?
2. What variables were necessary to tell this joke?
"If I had no sense of humour, I would have
long ago committed suicide"
- Mahatma Gandhi
Action Plan
1. Everyone will be given a sheet of paper
2. The lists include a handful of authors, comedians, films etc...
3. Put on your "humour glasses" and check out these lists to bring some laughter to your day
Humour; coming to a brain near you!!
Humour is an essential life skill because it promotes positive energy in our everyday lives as we can facilitate a healthier lifestyles and builds cohesion with other people. Humour is contagious and can easily spread from one individual to the next to make the day better for you and the people around you.Humour can be used as a coping mechanism to manage stressful situations such as getting bad mark on a test, an incident occurring in the workplace or to help a client who’s having a bad day. The whole purpose of humour is to have fun!

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