Wellness and Recovery in the Addiction Profession, Part Six: Strategic Disengagement for You and Your Clients

A Recorded Webinar 

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Recorded on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 

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Learn how to enhance well-being by building up a humor reserve and share that with clients during this fun, active-participation program on humor therapy and laughter wellness. Beginning with the origins of laughter in humans, participants will learn why laughter is not only fun, but also necessary to human survival. The impact of laughter will be discussed, from smiling and joke-telling to the effects on health and well-being. Sample therapeutic exercises for both practitioner and client will be shared and will give participants the chance to lift their spirits, battle compassion fatigue, and find out how laughter is the new meditation!


Noreen Braman, CLYL, CLWI, is the Communications Manager for the New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program. She is a strategic communications professional and author of Treading Water. A member of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, Braman is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader (CLYL) & Laughter Wellness Instructor (CLWI), teaching how to laugh for the health of it through her Smile Side of Life Laughter & Happiness Club presentations. Among others, she has spoken at the Paint the Mall Purple recovery event in New Jersey and at the Recovery 360 Conference in Philadelphia. Braman was the keynote speaker for the 2019 Society for Emotional Intelligence’s Conference. She teaches wellbeing topics at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers University and is a regular contributor to 30seconds.com and Medium's Fearless She Wrote.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe the impact of humor and laughter on mental and physical wellness.
  • Participants will be able to verbalize the role of laughter in human development.
  • Participants will experience a Laughter Club.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content

Polls and Q&A


Receive 1.5 CEs for $25.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this specialty online training and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully complete the full series and pass all six CE quizzes for this six-part series will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Achievement for Wellness and Recovery in the Addiction Profession.

  1. Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz in the NAADAC Education Center and click on it.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, you will be required to complete the survey evaluation for the course. Once that is completed, your CE certificate will be immediately available to download in your account in the NAADAC Education Center. All certificates will be stored in the NAADAC Education Center under your profile name. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and downloading your CE certificate.

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This webinar is not eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.


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