about teresa

Teresa Corrigan R.N. M.A. B.C.B. C.L.Y.T., had the privilege of training directly with Dr. Madan Kataria, the founder of the Laughter Yoga movement and becoming a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher. She is also a Certified Laughter Leader with Steve Wilson and the World Laughter Tour.

“For most of my life I loved being silly and surrounded myself with fun friends who weren’t afraid to laugh loud and long. Then as life’s challenges presented themselves, I found myself rarely laughing and suffering from ‘terminal seriousness’. I knew something had to change! Being a nurse, I always need continuing education units and discovered a flyer about Laughter Yoga Leader training. I immediately knew this was the healing work I needed and signed-up! Now I have the joy of training future leaders and laughing with my family, colleagues and patients every day!”

Teresa Corrigan with Dr. Madan Kataria Laughter Yoga
Teresa with Dr. Madan Kataria

Currently Teresa teaches a bimonthly Laughter Yoga class, offers Laughter Yoga Leader trainings, speaks at many local groups and National conferences. She has recently started Hospital Laughter with patients for 1-on-1 sessions at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco.

Teresa Corrigan with Researcher Dr. Lee Berk
Teresa with Dr. Lee Berk, Laughter Researcher

In addition to Laughter Yoga, Teresa is also a nationally Certified Biofeedback practitioner, a Meditation Instructor and Prepare for Surgery Instructor at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

“Bringing the Laughter into my clinical work has been one of my greatest life joys and I'm seeing a breakthrough in patients and staff who’ve not had much to laugh about for a long while. Training friends, colleagues and health professionals in Laughter Yoga has been tremendously rewarding as we share the fun that encourages us to tap into our own resources and Laugh for No Reason!”

Teresa leading laughter yoga
Teresa with Louie The Seal, Mascot for the
World Champion San Francisco Giants Baseball Team

Teresa has also been a student of Mindfulness Meditation since 1990, training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and others. In addition, she practices at the Clinical Institute for Behavioral Medicine with staff originally involved in the Meyer Friedman Institute and "Type A" personality research. She is on the Board of the Biofeedback Society of California and is the Co-coordinator for the San Francisco Chapter of the American Holistic Nurses Association.

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