About Us:


Kay Caskey, ACSW and Laurie Young, MA, LPC are Holistic Health Specialists and nationally recognized experts on the subject of health and humor.

In the past twenty years they have given over 1000 keynote presentations and workshops to such diverse organizations as the United States Post Office, the IRS, ESPN, Henry Ford Health System, Thrivent Financial, and numerous health care, educational, and human service organizations.

Partial list of organizations for which we have given presentations.

Comments and testimonials about Laughter Works® programs.

Adventures in Learning

Realizing there is nothing easy about the process of change and setting and reaching goals, Kay and Laurie walk their talk by continually seeking out new challenges and learning opportunities.
In the past ten years:  
Kay has climbed Mt. Fuji, lumbered through tap dance lessons, studied Spanish and French, fell short at tight rope walking, learned to identify deciduous trees, walked rim to rim in the Grand Canyon, and became a Master Gardener.


Madam mache hears a serenade.


Laurie has hiked the Inca Trail, attempted the potter's wheel and paper mache, dropped out of unicycle classes, taken American Sign Language, become certified in high ropes rescue (best not to test her on this one), and climbed Mt. Washington.
In 2011 Kay and Laurie took the plunge at the site of the world’s first bungy jump located in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Several years ago they both took up the sport of joggling, which is juggling and jogging at the same time. They set two world records and won ten gold medals in international joggling competitions.

In the summer of 2003 they both summited Mt. Kilimanjaro. In the fall of 2006 they completed a 17 day trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp.

Laurie's dog failed obedience school but did win first place for his Halloween outfit.

Kay

Laurie

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While Kay and Laurie are educators, not entertainers, they strongly believe that learning should be fun.

Laughter Works® programs are unique, memorable and enjoyable while providing concrete skills and strategies that involve the audience and reinforce the concepts.
 
Programs are guaranteed to grow your brain, tickle your spirit AND we will teach you a skill that will change your life forever!

 
College Classes:
Kay and Laurie currently teach graduate classes offered through the Holistic Health Department at Western Michigan University where they are Assistant Professors.

College information and course syllabi
 
Honors:

In 1996 Kay and Laurie were awarded the prestigious Excellence in Education Award by the International Jugglers Association. Granted only twelve times, they are the only women to have received this honor.

Kay and Laurie were inducted into Western Michigan University’s Outstanding Alumni Academy in 2010“In recognition of outstanding contribution to the field of holistic health, excellence in teaching, and gifts of humor.”
 
Memberships:
AATH (Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor)
IJA (International Jugglers Association)
ISHS (International Society for Humor Studies)
We presented papers in Paris, Baltimore, Oakland, Norway, Italy and Osaka, Japan for the ISHS)
NSA (National Speakers Association)
CLL Kay and Laurie are long-time CLLs (Certified Laughter Leaders)
 
Additional Program Information
 
Left Brain Certifications:
Laurie's Resume
Kay's Resume
 

Laughter Works®
4205 Lake Terrace Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
269-569-5251 (Laurie)
269-569-4002 (Kay)
email: info@laughways.com