Categories Archives: Yoga

Laughter Yoga

When: Various times throughout the year

Cost: Varies

Laughter Leader: Elizabeth Venart,  (215) 233-2002 or ElizabethLPC@comcast.net

Laughter Yoga is an exercise and wellness routine that combines fun laughter activities with deep yoga breathing. It was developed by Dr. Madan Kataria in India in 1995 and has now expanded to over 6000 laughter clubs worldwide.

Anyone can Laugh for No Reason, without relying on humor, jokes or comedy.

In laughter yoga, we stimulate laughter is simulated as a body exercise in a group. Using eye contact and childlike playfulness, it soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits.

These benefits include:

  • improved mood,
  • strengthened immune system functioning,
  • decreased stress,
  • lowered blood pressure, and
  • experiences of pain relief.

To top it off, laughing is FUN! Laughing in community? Even better! More information on laughter yoga can be found at www.laughteryoga.org.

To learn more about bringing Laughter Yoga to your organization, community event, family reunion and more, contact Elizabeth Venart at ElizabethLPC@comcast.net or 215-233-2002.

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Elizabeth Campbell, MS, LPC

Elizabeth Campbell is a Licensed Professional Counselor providing individual and family counseling for children and adults.

She uses an empowerment and strength-based approach as well as facilitating workshops combining yoga and counseling. Her specialties include child and family therapy, mindfulness, EMDR Therapy, and play therapy.

Play Therapy

The ability to express oneself is directly correlated with one’s developmental level. Therefore, children express themselves in much different ways than adults and require different therapeutic interventions than traditional talk therapy. Elizabeth provides a variety of mediums for children to express themselves through their language: play. She is trained in Child-Centered Play Therapy and in Eliana Gil’s Integrative Model of Play Therapy for children that experienced trauma. She also partners with parents in Filial Therapy, which builds strong relationships with children and supports parents in creating consistent structure at home.

Elizabeth Campbell's office

Elizabeth Campbell’s office

Creative Counseling for Adolescents

The developmental task of adolescents is to create a sense of identity. Elizabeth’s humanistic, client-centered, empowerment approach, founded in the individual’s strengths supports teenage clients in doing just this. Elizabeth also utilizes creative, mindful, and expressive strategies to engage teens and promote change inside and outside of sessions.

Trauma-Informed Care

In this approach to treatment, the clinician asks “what happened to you” rather than “what’s wrong with you.” Trauma impacts the whole individual. Elizabeth’s holistic, humanistic approach addresses the whole person and provides support in moving forward with one’s life.

Elizabeth is a certified sexual assault counselor and is trained in a variety of trauma-specific treatment modalities including EMDR Therapy, the Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Art Narrative Therapy, and Eliana Gil’s Integrative Model of Play Therapy.

Elizabeth Campbell's office

Elizabeth Campbell’s office

Workshops and Mind-Body Treatment

Elizabeth has had the joy of combining a personal passion, yoga, with her professional path through workshops and groups to bring yogic principles into treatment and subsequently, into one’s life. Elizabeth runs ongoing groups and workshops that address emotional healing through a combination of yoga and therapy as well as bringing these and mindfulness principles into individual sessions.

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