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Mindfulness, Self-Regard, Meaning in Life, Satisfaction with Life.

Results shown are from a USAID funded study to determine the efficacy of an InHappiness laughter-assisted behavior change program in a highly stressed group of healthcare workers providing care to adults and children infected/affected by HIV and AIDS. Baseline results were taken before the program started and again periodically over six months. These results from detailed and validated measures are in keeping with results from hundreds of other highly- stressed groups. For more information see “Why are these results important?” below.

Real Results: Page Five

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Customer Satisfaction

Interviews with managers and participants highlight

dramatic improvements in relations with customers in both

customer service and sales environments.

In healthcare dramatic improvements in happiness and

reductions in stress and depression are reported in adult

and child patients. Benefits include improved relationships

with care providers, family and friends, improved

adherence to medication and treatment, improved health,

and greater self-care.

Why are these Results Important?

Mindfulness improves problem-solving, improves concentration and focus, helps us achieve greater clarity on what is happening in our minds and in our lives, and helps us to reach goals and make better decisions.

It reduces selfishness and makes us more considerate, empathic,

compassionate, sensitive and flexible in relationships. It promotes

acceptance and non-judgmental behavior (Halliwell, 2010)

In the workplace mindfulness make employees more resilient in the face of

challenges, increases task performance and employee well-being (Glomb, et al.

2011).

Self-Regard indicates an ability to look at and understand oneself,

respect and accept oneself, and accept one’s perceived positive and negative

aspects as well as one’s limitations and possibilities. Its is an important

workplace attribute and a cornerstone of good management.

Meaning in Life is recognized as a major contributor to happiness

(Seligman, 2004) and flourishing - a human condition that maximizes

performance and productivity (Seligman, 2012).

The feeling that one’s life and work has meaning builds engagement,

motivation, performance and productivity (Wrzesniewski, 2003; Pratt & Ashforth,

2003; Csikszentmihalyi, 2003).

Satisfaction with Life indicates a love of one’s live and feeling that

things are going well. Growth and challenge is often part of the reason for

life satisfaction. People with high SWL scores tend to be excellent workers

with high productivity and performance.

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