Stress Relief, Team Building and Laughter Games for Teachers and Staff Robert Rivest offers creative stress relief workshops, in-services and staff development training for school teachers and staff! His most popular staff development program for teachers and staff is part comic relief and part stress relief tips from mindfulness meditation, tai-chi and laughter yoga. The laughter and improv team building exercises are a lot of fun and the take away stress relief tips are very effective. It can be a great stress reliever for the whole population or a special staff workshop/in-service/training.
Learn, Laugh, and Let Go: Interactive Stress Relief Show! Robert Rivest takes a humorous look at modern day stress and what we can do about it. Using mime, comedy, insight, and interaction Robert offers both "comic relief" and practical stress relieving techniques. With Robert's down-to-earth sense of humor and engaging style, audiences find stress reduction natural and easy. His closing interactive series of movement and laughter helps everyone get back to work, school, or home feeling calm and refreshed.
"Teachers loved it! A few are using the techniques with their students which was nice to see. We would like to have you back to do this program again. The stress relief is the best! Thanks so much for bringing it to us!" Lisa Jones,LCSW, School Adjustment Counselor, Dryden Memorial School
"Robert's Stress Relief show was simple, effective, and different. I enjoyed seeing the impact on both audiences. The roars of laughter and full participation was great." PTO Arts Coordinator, Woodville Elementary School, Wakefield, MA
"Your performance was exceptional! I know everyone who participated felt at peace and yet rejuvenated and reconnected! Thanks so much for coming!" Maria Sulivan, The Graduate Institute
"I never like our trainings . . . that is until you came! You brought new insight into how much control each one has over his/her positive outlook on self, others, and life."Patricia Niesyn Youth and Family Services
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"It was wonderful to participate in something that was meaningful, entertaining, fun, and alive all in the same experience."
Phil Muisener, Staff member,Town of Glastonbury
Give your staff members and co-workers
a positive shared experience
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Happy employees thrive!
Enjoy the Ride! is Robert Rivest's most popular staff development and staff appreciation program ever! In this presentation he combines mime, comedy, and inspirational stories, with fresh insights on how to reduce stress and increase happiness. The main takeaways of Robert's interactive program is his energizing stress relief series and his stress busting laughter wellness exercises. He joyfully helps employees increase workplace happiness and melt tension away! Robert Rivest is a masterful entertainer who leads audiences to bursts of laughter as he playfully encourages them to relieve stress, bring more happiness to their work and Enjoy the Ride!Program length: 30-60 minutes for a comic keynote. 3 hours to full day for workshops or seminars (that can also include Mindful Tai-Chi and Laughter Yoga for Wellness).
Robert Rivest's comic keynotes, creative stress relief programs and "Humor in the Workplace" workshops offer new and refreshing ways to:
"We received lots of positive feedback from your presentation. Many in attendance said you were 'the best presenter we have ever had' and we have had this event for 11 years now. People are still calling to thank me for booking you." Lynne Cloutier Hospital Coordinator "Thank you for a wonderful workshop! I felt so at peace just watching and listening to you. I really needed it! "Norma Carey, Assistant Program Coordinator Riverfront Community Center
Robert Rivest's engaging speaking style, mastery of movement, and mindful presence inspire even the most reluctant staff members to happily listen, laugh, and try something new!
"The staff had rave reviews! Many of them said it was the best All Staff training they had been to. Our staff in general are tough critics and your presentation touched them on both a personal and professional level. We meet many people in our lives, and I believe I met one yesterday in you that will have a lasting impact on how I lead and change my life from tomorrow on...."
Ann Grabowski, LCSW Director of Youth & Family Services
"I never like our trainings . . . that is until you came! You brought new insight into how much control each one has over his/her positive outlook on self, others, and life."
Patricia Niesyn Youth and Family Services
"I thought the training was really good. However, I didn't realize how good it was until I found myself practicing the breathing technique, and being mindful of things that upset me and what's really going on. I wasn't even aware that I was doing these things until I stopped to think about the training.--Thanks Robert! Your training will be remembered!"
Riverfront Community Center
"Robert taught us how to be comfortable with our laughing in such a easy and unassuming manner. His Tai Chi was original, very easy to follow and very nourishing to do. And of course, his mime was exquisite and amazing.
I was really amazed at all the life that was called out of me and the whole group that day."
Mark D. Mariner, JD, MA
The Mariner Center For Human Development
"I worked in the wellness industry for 15 years. I not only gave many wellness-based presentations but attended numerous ones. What I found so wonderful about yours, both for myself and our students, is that it is so easy to take away the idea of smiling and laughing as a strategy for dealing with stress and a means for improving your overall health.
I found, as a teacher, your presentation to be a useful tool in dealing with others. It was a great reminder of how powerful a smile can be and easy it is to lift someone to their potential instead of trampling on their spirit. I can't tell you how many times I get my class saying "Very good, very good, Yeah!". In fact, I've got my family doing it too. It can be contagious!"
Carla Grimaldi, MSEd. Read/Write/Now Adult Learning Center
"Your presentation today was a true gift to our staff!. . . everyone loved your work.... especially the fact that you model the behaviors you encouraged us to strive towards. Thank you so much for bringing all of us back to the here and now and why we do our jobs every day"
Program Coordinator, Creative Experiences