End of semester laughter breaks stress levels

Moraine Park paramedic students standing with dinosaur costume

Moraine Park faculty, long known for their excellence in education, also know the stress of getting to excellence for both students and staff. Nursing instructor Heather Evenson has used the power of laughter throughout her classes to relax students on final examination days and this year she “T-laxed” the E building.

May 19 was a demanding day for nursing classes as they took cumulative exams, the EMT program was in final preparation for national practical testing and the faculty and staff were in survival mode to finish all of their “to-do’s”.

Enter T- laughasaurus.

Heather visited classes and offices to add some T-laxation and fun. In past years she has been a Unicorn and elf, “You never know what may come through the door to brighten your day.”

The power of laughter is positive and has had great results for all involved, take a minute to not be so serious and come back to the good things in life; the other things will be there when you come back.

Laughter is good for your health. Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. Laughter boosts the immune system (Helpguide.org, 2017). Visit the site for more information  20161216_130336

Written by Heather Evenson
Nursing Instructor