comedy [kom-i-dee] a performance of light and humorous character with a happy or cheerful ending; a dramatic work in which the central motif is the triumph over adverse circumstance, resulting in a successful or happy conclusion.
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Comedy helps people cope with the tough times in life. Healthy humour can be the best survival tool. “Laughter is the Best Medicine” is no longer just a quote used to coach people into feeling better. It is a researched and studied area by doctors and psychologists who are finding there is great evidence that in fact, laughter is medicine that can be used to change the mental and physical well-being of their patients. (Vantage Point Recovery, 2019)
Youth with healthy humour as a character strength approach life playfully, making others laugh and finding humour in difficult and stressful times. (For more on our research base, visit www.viacharacter.org )
Stand UP for Student Well Being is a Canadian not-for-profit,
As a charitable organization, we use the funds from our donors and sponsors to offer programs at reduced costs whenever appropriate.
Rooted in the fields of Positive Psychology and Positive Education, we support the 24 character strengths model, especially the character strengths of humour, bravery & confidence, and creativity. Healthy humour is our goal rather than hurtful humour such as sarcasm and the mean humour of bullying. Our research base is well-cited and respected.
Comedian coaches work collaboratively with educators and youth leaders delivering programs in classrooms during the school year and in summer and Break camp settings. More details about our virtual programs due to COVID19 are on the Programs page. Feedback from educators and parents has been tremendous, confirming that students enjoy this innovative delivery model that elicits meaningful discussions, problem solving and follow ups regarding life’s challenges and well-being.
Our programs are designed to be FUN and YES we want young people to laugh. We unlock a whole different child and quickly capture their imagination. We bring well-being to young people one laugh at a time.