Director, writer and comedian Tim Farrell of the Comedy Workshop, depth psychologist and spiritual counselor John McLaughlin, and Celine Kuhn & Heather Davis of the Telling Room's Glitterati event help us explore the wellness benefits of laughter on this April Fools Day show. We hope you'll join us for a healthy bit of fun.
Tim has been in front of audiences professionally since high school. He went from college to off-Broadway, where he discovered his comic side. After performing in clubs, Tim started teaching workshops in stand-up and Improvisational Comedy. His better-known students include Jon Stewart, Chris Rock and Ray Romano. Tim has also written for Comedy Central’s “Alan Harvey Show” and Nickelodeon’s “You Can’t Do That on TV.”
Tim now lives and teaches in Maine. He runs workshops and works one-on-one with comics and non-comics alike at Portland’s Comedy Connection and beyond, offering help with speaking engagements, presentations, interviews etc.
Our second featured guest is John McLaughlin. Practicing here in Portland, John's work of Spiritual Counseling ranges from using Holistic Astrology to assist people in knowing their basic energy patterns to Psychosynthesis. After a four year training analysis with a Harvard psychiatrist, while John was finishing his academic studies in The Netherlands, he trained in Italy with the psychiatrist developer of Psychosynthesis, a higher self depth psychology for integrating and clearing those areas within ourselves which lead us away from our heart’s knowing. Using laughter and disidentification John’s whole goal is to promote our going free from our habits of mind and negative love patterns so that we can come to express our truest selves.
John McLaughlin can be found on Facebook and by phone at 207-522-4465 or at his email at email@example.com.
Board Vice President Celine Bourke Kuhn is the Program Manager for the Health Action Collaborative and Payment Reform Committee of the Maine Health Management Coalition. Formerly she was the Assistant Research Director of Maine Medical Center’s Departments of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Geriatrics, collaborating on the design of departmental research projects and leading the analysis of data from research protocols. Celine serves on the Board of Trustees for Youth Alternative Ingraham (YAI) and lives in Yarmouth with her husband and 2 children.
The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine, dedicated to the idea that children and young adults are natural storytellers. Focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, we seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for our students’ stories. We believe that the power of creative expression can change our communities and prepare our youth for future success. Glitterati is our annual bash featuring literary luminaries,a live auction, live music from This Way and a cash bar. Susan Minot, Ron Currie Jr, Charlotte Bacon, Clare Messud and Jane Brox will be among the many featured authors at the event. Join us at the Masonic Temple, 415 Congress Street, Portland. When: 6:00pm, April 5th, 2012. Tickets available at the tellingroom.org.