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For many years Dr. Brian Kaplan and Hephzibah Kaplan have been offering a range of practical and fun workshops using creativity and humour. Both have extensive experience delivering workshops nationally and internationally and enjoy meeting new people in different situations.

Brian and Hephzibah are keen to stress that while their considerable experience as healthcare professionals has informed their thinking and provided the necessary experience to work this way with people, they are not usually booked in their capacity as therapists to offer therapy to participants. They are offering a compelling learning experience that stimulates joy, creativity and happiness.

All the presentations and workshops clarify the guidelines for using this approach with fun and safety. They combine some Socratic teaching with art-making, pair work exercises and demonstrations. It is a high-energy experience and participants usually leave feeling elated (as evidenced by the feedback).

Depending on the location, they bring all the art materials and their button press so everyone can have a chance to make and design their own buttons. As creatives they enjoy the challenge of configuring new workshops to suit their various clients, so do feel free to ask them about anything!

Unsurprisingly they also have delivered many hours of workshops and seminars on Zoom!

Just email your enquiry: hephzi@almosthappy.com


Previous themed workshops include:

  • ‘Dare We Laugh at Our Selves’ for the general public
  • ‘Dare We Laugh with Clients’ for coaches, therapists and healthcare professionals struggling with burnout and seeking new approaches to catalyse change.
  • Mental Health Awareness Weeks: How to utilise humour and creativity as useful tools for self-care and well-being.
  • Humour and Creativity for Team-bonding: dynamic activities to engage the team.
  • Radical Persuasion: Reverse Psychology in Advertising: provoking you to think differently.

NEW ARTICLES

Our colleagues are busy writing and forwarding various articles about humour, provocation and more.

Dare We Laugh? | Workshop Series |
16 Jun, 15 Sep, 27 Oct, 8 Dec 2024 |
In-person | 11:00 – 17:00 UK
| Public Event

Do you find laughing at an aspect of yourself helpful in overcoming difficulties and resolving problems? Would you like to learn more about using humour in different settings to help activate change in a safe way? Read more and Book>

The Use of Humous to Catalyse Change | April 2024 | Zoom Workshop

This recent event was facilitated by Brian and Hephzi for NHS psychotherapists and art therapists.

“We were deeply amused by the typo in the title, that was sent to [the NHS] colleagues…”

[Click to enlarge the image for a summary of comments! ]

 

Dare We Laugh at Our Selves? | 1-Day Workshop | 28 Jan 2024

Do you find laughing at an aspect of yourself helpful in overcoming difficulties and resolving problems? Would you like to learn more about using humour in different settings to help activate change in a safe way? Do you know your different sub-personalities and have figured out which may have become overbearing… Read more>

Arnold Brown’s Last Fling |
Wed 01 Nov 2023

Arnold Brown (“I’m both Scottish and Jewish, that’s two racial stereotypes for the price of one”) was one of the key figures in the alternative comedy scene of the early 1980s.

In this tribute show his colleagues and friends, stand-up comedian Adam Bloom and Dr. Brian Kaplan, together… Read more>

Dare We Laugh | Sun 3 Sep 2023

With Phil Jeremiah

Dare We Laugh |
Sun 16 July 2023 |

 

“Humour can challenge, provoke, inspire, amuse, act as a balm in complex relationships, stimulate epiphanies, and more, all leading to increased happiness for individuals and groups”.

Cartoon by Liz Kneen, with kind permission of Arnold Brown.

“The paradigm shift in such a short time is shockingly effective.”

Sam Margo

“Laughter is the very essence
of well-being!”

Arnold Brown