int(13) int(8) ESEA Video On Demand National ESEA Association
This video is available as a NAESPA membership benefit or for a limited time as a conference attendee.
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How Stress Makes You a Terrible Person, and Why You Should Laugh About It!

This interactive session will review the most recent science on the biological, psychological, and social impacts of chronic stress and will provide an introduction to the science and practice of laughter yoga. This session will engage participants in a short laughter "practice" and will provide several short, simple self-care strategies that participants can use to manage stress and promote mental and emotional health in their personal lives, classrooms, and schools.

This talk was presented at:
2022 National ESEA Conference
February 2022 in New Orleans, LA
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Matthew Wappett

Dr. Matthew Wappett is a researcher, a writer, and an educator in leadership, stress management, and inclusion.  His approach to “compassionate leadership” has been implemented in many organizations and classrooms.  Dr. Wappett is also the Executive Director of the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University. He also holds an affiliate appointment as a Research Associate Professor in the USU Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling.  Dr. Wappett’s teaching and research on the effects of stress on learning and behavior helps individuals and organizations understand how to become more resilient and inclusive.  Dr. Wappett is committed to providing educators, social workers, and other human service professionals with the tools they need to manage their stress, and the skills they need to become more resilient. He is committed to creating inclusive environments that foster a sense of purpose and belonging. Dr. Wappett’s work is also focused on the effects of laughter as a stress management technique and a tool to create inclusion.  Dr. Wappett genuinely enjoys teaching people how to laugh and his engaging and entertaining presentation style has made Dr. Wappett a highly sought-after public speaker and trainer.