Paul McGhee has a PhD in Psychology and is internationally known for his own research on humor, having published many scientific articles and 11 books on humor. He spent 20 years conducting basic research on humor and laughter and is generally viewed as a pioneer in the field.
He now works full time as a professional speaker and is President of The Laughter Remedy, in Wilmington, Delaware. He is at the cutting edge of the current movement to put humor to work in healthcare settings and corporations. He shows physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals how to use humor to 1) cope with the growing pace of change and uncertainty in the healthcare system and 2) build the resilience needed to remain productive and provide quality care and service in the midst of growing job stress. In corporate settings, he shows how humor provides the emotional resilience needed to meet the challenges provided increasing work demands.
Dr. McGhee is internationally recognized as an authority on the physical and mental health benefits associated with humor. He has provided humor programs in 12 countries. His work has been featured in the Scientific American: Mind, the New York Times, USA Today, The Learning Channel, PBS, Dutch, Swiss and German television, and German, French, Swiss, Norwegian, Japanese and Italian magazines and newspapers.
His hands-on humor skills training program is the only program of its kind. It shows how to develop the basic skills required to use humor to become more effective in your work and cope with job stress. The program has been shown to be effective in four countries.
For additional information Dr. McGhee's keynotes, as well as both a discussion of research on the health and coping benefits of humor and guidelines for improving your own humor skills, see his web site at www.LaughterRemedy.com.