Here's what people have to say about Los Angeles based Humor Therapist Roberta Gold's serious approach to a more playful lifestyle, after participating in one of her Laughter for the Health of It Programs.
"Roberta's workshop included interactive, laugh out loud, fun activities that encouraged positive communication and just good ole' fun!"
Lead Career Counselor
Loyola Marymount University
Career Development Services
"It was a pleasure having Roberta Gold present at our Sixth Biennial Conference...Her presentation style hit the mark and was very well received by our group. In fact, we had several individuals inquire about her future work. Her infectious enthusiasm and gift of humor makes her presentation a real pleasure..."
Yvonne de la Pena
California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee
"Thank you very much for presenting your "Humor Therapy" session to our staff...everyone was smiling all day. I found that we had a renewed spirit, and there was a greater sense of enthusiasm among the staff following your session..."
Barbara H. Linski
Assistance League of Southern California
"Thank you for speaking at our Senior Source Seminar "Laugh Yourself Well: Humor and Health" Your humor and enthusiasm was contagious as evidenced by the laughter and responses. In addition, the information that you shared with the group was positive and life affirming. We would be happy to have you as a speaker again..."
Director of Community Services
Sherman Oaks Hospital
"Laughter for the Health of it was a most appropriate topic for the assembled Coroners and Medical Examiners. In addition, the comments made on the evaluations at weeks end were positive and appreciative. The only negative was that the session was not nearly long enough...."
Barbara E. Richardson
"Thank you very much for your outstanding presentation at our recent Managers' Training Day. Your 'toys" and your excellent style produced the precise effects I was seeking! Our team laughed their way through a delightful new approach to work and to life, and I am very appreciative...It is clear that you know your "stuff" and live it in your daily life..."
Director Human Resources
Charter behavioral Health System of Southern California
"...What a wonderfully fresh approach to our sometimes "robotic" jobs in psychiatric healthcare! The ability to laugh in the face of one's frustrations, shortcomings, and embarrassments is truly a gift. Your expertise, wisdom, and warmth were a welcomed "paradigm shift" for all the attendees...."
Palma Flamino, Psy.D
Regional Director of Clinical Support Services
Horizon Mental Health Management
"...We want you to know that you were "just what the doctor ordered"! Your presentation, Laughter for the Health of it, was right on target, demonstrating that there is a lot that each of us can do to nourish our capacity for humor..."
Sister Mary Naab, MM, Maryknoll
Sisters, Planning Committee
Council of Religious Brothers of Los Angeles Archdiocese,
the Los Angeles Sisters' Council,
and the Collaborative Project for Aging Religious
"We really enjoyed the presentation that you gave at our Symposium in Colorado. It provided a great deal of information as well as being lots of fun for everyone involved..."
Stephanie D. Nunziante
Miles Institute for Health Care Communication
"The officers and membership of VCPWN want to thank you for making our regular monthly meeting very special. You are not only an excellent speaker, with a beneficial message to share, but you have a great talent in getting people up, working like a team and laughing together..."
Leslie M. Hammett
Vice President / Program Chair
Ventura County Professional Women's Network
"I would like to thank you for the fantastic program you presented to the Tikvah Chapter of Jewish Women International...We were very impressed that you were able to accommodate such a large and varying age group. I have already recieved numerous phone calls to say "This is the best program we have ever had"!"
Program Vice President
Jewish Women International
"I am still laughing! I appreciate your creative suggestions to keep business in perspective. My group was quite impressed and very energized by your presentation. Thanks so much..."
Rhonda Krantz Mayer
Community Training Connection
"...The membership of World of Women at Del Webb Sun City...were delighted and apreciative of your wonderful presentation, Laughter for the Health of it...Most importantly, your sense of humor, infectious laughter and enthusiasm for fun left the attendees in a positive, refreshed and jovial state of mind, "laughing for the health of it" as they exited the meeting..."
World of Women
"Thank you so much for speaking at our annual Nurse Appreciation Luncheon...Your presentation was entertaining as well as informational. You gave us a lot of good ideas and your handouts were wonderful. Thank you for providing us with a lighthearted afternoon..."
Jane Yadon, PHN, Chairperson, Nursing Staff Council
Kern County Dept. of Public Health
"Thank you for your lecture on Laughter for the Health of it...Your lecture was very fun and all of the participants' feedback indicate your lecture and the conference were successes..."
Planning Committee Member
"It was a pleasure for The Wellness Community participants to take part in your workshop, Laughter for the Health of it. The feedback was uniformly positive and full of appreciation for bringing those moments of laughter into our lives..."
Mariko Laniado, M.A.
The Wellness Community
"Thank you so much for addressing the Motion Picture and Television Fund employees yesterday. What a great way for us to celebrate National Hospital Week -- you were great!...I am sure you will be hearing from us again soon..."
Motion Picture and Television Fund
"Thank you for coming to Walnut Mannor to speak at the Senior Care Networking Luncheon. Your presentation was wonderful and everybody really enjoyed it!"
"Deb & I so thoroughly enjoyed your presentation, Laughter & Health...It truly proves when you follow your passion - you shine - and you truly do! You are fabulous. I am usually so tired when I drive my hour commute after a long day at work but Thursday evening after your very fun and informative experience, I truly felt relaxed in an inspiring way..."
"On behalf of the residents and staff at Owensmouth Gardens I want to express our heartfelt thanks for the wonderful workshop you provided us yesterday. You brought a smile to many faces that I seldom see smile. Thank you for bringing so much into the lives of our seniors and young disabled that sometimes have forgotten to look at the positive in their lives..."
"The Case Management Training Committee would like to thank you again for your participation in contributing to the overwhelming success of our Linkages/MSSP Training Conference...We have received the evaluations and we are impressed with the overall positive feedback from the respondents...on your presentation..."
State of California
Department of Aging
"Thank you so much for taking the time to speak on our program, The Doctor Is In! Our audience enjoyed your talk. I was surprised to see how many stayed to the very end since they tend to trickle out. In fact, everyone kept telling me all day how great your presentation was..."
JCC West Valley
"Your beautiful smile and glorious laughter are not only contagious, but also heartwarming. Everyone enjoyed your presentation! I know we all derived great benefits from all the laughter, the learning, and the fun. The holiday season is a stressful time for so many people... I know that the ideas that you [passed on and demonstrated showed us that if we would just use our Humor Bone and Laughter, we will decrease our stress..."
Valley Beth Shalom Sisterhood