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the United Kingdom Paruresis Association

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the United Kingdom Paruresis Association

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Advisory Board Member
International Paruresis Association

Honorary Advisor
UK Paruresis Trust

Association of Broadcasting Doctors

Member of the Advisory Board
Ipas SA




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Alex Gardner

Come and explore the physical, emotional and psychological effects of laughter with Professor Alex Gardner and comedian Bruce Fummey.
Alex will introduce the concept of laughter and humour before Bruce (a physics teacher by day!) sets the stage with a short rendition of his infamous The Greek, the Apple and the Time Machine comedy show which will take you from Aristotle to Einstein with laughter all the way.
Alex will then explore the psychological and emotional sides of laughter, suggesting why laughter seems to be a universal primitive response.The psychology of this in unknown but it may relate to the emotion of relief after a period of experiencing fear.This may also account for the contagious nature of laughter.
There are many different varieties of laughter and we respond to all signs of laughter at a very basic level.We can use laughter to mend broken relationships, maintain emotional equity and promote healing.Alex will then briefly describe how laughter is used in therapy and why many practising physicians employ laughter.One important function of laughter is to act as a system cleaner.Laughter clears the constipation of the soul!Laughter is an important, renewable, cost-effective human resource- no evidence is available that people have died laughing!
Alex Gardner is a chartered psychologist with an interest in laughter workshops.He is the former consultant to the United Kingdom Paruresis Association (Shy Bladder syndrome) where laughter is used in healing workshops.Alex is also a regular broadcaster on TV and radio and has written on psychological and relationship issues.

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- Alex Gardner, advisory panel, International Paruresis Association [US], and consultant, UK Paruresis Association

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PERSONAL VIEW: Alex Gardner on why secret phobics are so vulnerable

Professor Alex Gardner, Chartered Psychologist and Psychotherapist explains why people with an embarrassing medical problem are easy prey for therapists who promise results they cannot deliver.
Professor Alex GardnerMember of the advisory panel of the International Paruresis AssociationConsultant to the United Kingdom Paruresis Association

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Professor Alex Gardner, B.Sc., M.Ed., AFBPs

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Professor Alex Gardner, B.Sc., M.Ed., AFBPs,C. Psychol

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