RESUME

TERESA VERDE

Leads programs in Laughter Yoga and The Healing Power of Laughter including one time workshops as well as ongoing laughter clubs and classes.

Clients:           

Medical Associations
American Cancer Society
Arthritis Foundation
Bayview Retirement Health Fair
Crafted Touch Bodywork Training 
Group Health Cooperative
Nephrology Social Workers Association
Scleroderma Foundation
University of Washington Medical Center
UW Brain Tumor Support Group

Educational Institutions & Organizations:
Bastyr University (Continuing Ed Class)
Everett Community College
Shoreline Community College
University of Washington (co-taught class with student doing thesis on laughter)
Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
Retired Teachers Association,
Shore North Co-op Preschool
Washington Association of Educational Office Professionals
                       
Community Organizations
Alki Mystery Tour
Angel Care Foundation
Cancer Lifeline
Children’s Museum
City of Seattle – Senior Adult Program and Senior Walking Program
East West Bookshop
Edmonds Art Walk
Eldernet
Everett Yacht Club
Friend to Friend
Good Company/People of Positive Influence
National Alliance of Mental Illness
People of Positive Influence
Philanthropic and Educational Organization
Phinney Neighborhood Center (Public Laughter Club)
Providence Supportive Housing
Roaring Mouse Creative Arts Studio (Public Laughter Club)
Rose of Lima House (Women’s Shelter)
Washington Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities
Washington State Parent Child Assistance Program
West Seattle YWCA
Widows and Widowers  
Youth Leadership

Corporate
EPA
Puget Sound Energy
Northaven Retirement Staff

Churches
Admiral Congregational, East Shore Unitarian, First Lutheran, Forest Park Presbytarian, Grace Lutheran Church, Lutheran Church of Atonement, Normandy Park Congregational, Saint John’s Episcopal, St. Louise’s Catholic Church, Saint Steven’s Lutheran, Unitarian Church of Rainier Valley (Sunday Service), Unitarian Seabeck Retreat

Retirement Communities
Aegis of Lynnwood, Ballard Landmark, Boulevard Park Place, Brighton Court, Bayview Retirement, Covenant Shores, Chateau of Bothell Landing, Chateau Pacific, Cascade Plaza, Christa, Exeter House, Everett Plaza, Edmonds Landing, Garden Court, Gardens at Town Square, Grandview Village, Hamilton House, Horizon House, Huntington Park, Ida Culver House – Ravenna, Judson Park, Kenney Retirement, Merrill Gardens at Admiral Heights, Merrill Gardens at Monroe, Merrill Gardens at Mill Creek, Merrill Gardens at Northgate, Merrill Gardens at West Seattle, Madeleine Villa, Norse Home, Multi Care Center, Northaven Retirement , Overlake Retirement, Park Ridge Nursing Home, Peter’s Creek, Riverside East, Remington Place, Sunrise View, Scriber Gardens, Stafford Suites, Shoreline Adult Family Home, The Summit, University House in Issaquah, University House at Wallingford, The Viewpoint on Queen Anne, The Village at Granite Falls, Washington Oakes, Wesley Gardens, Wesley Terrace, Northwest Senior Center, Wallingford Senior Center, University District Senior Center, Lynnwood Senior Center, Marysville Senior Center, Everett Senior Center

Media:

  • Seattle Magazine, It’s No Joke: Get Serious about Laughing, March 2009
  • Soy Source, December, 2008
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Laughter Yoga could be just the Ticket to Wellness, September 15, 2008
  • Consider This with Laura and Terri, Contact Talk Radio, September 2, 2008
  • Chat with Women, Alternative Talk Radio 1150 AM, May 2007
  • Health Minute, KOMO 1000 Radio, April 2007
  • MSN Health & Fitness (online), A Fun Fad:  Laughter Yoga, May 2007
  • North Seattle Herald-Outlook (front page), Laugh it Up/Laughter Yoga is No Joke, February 7, 2007
  • All Things Northwest Q13-KCPQ Television, November 2002
  • Love Magazine, HoHoHo, I Feel Better Already:  A Night at the Laughter Club, June 2002
  • Let’s Talk Medicare (newsletter), Honing Your Humor, Summer 2002
  • Northwest Prime Time, Laughter Clubs:  Think Globally Laugh Locally, June 2002
  • The Seattle Times, It’s No Joke,  May 3, 2002
  • King County Journal, Harnessing the Power of Unconditional Laughter, April 2002
  • Phinney Ridge Review, Phinney Laughter Club – It Really is the Best Medicine,  Winter 2002

Publications:

  • New Spirit Journal,  Laughing for Your Health, January 2006
  • Northwest Prime Time - monthly column: Positive Aging, September 2007 - November 2008
  • Numerous other magazines, newspapers and online publications

Associations:

Education: BA Psychology