with Heidi Hanna


with Heidi Hanna

Harnessing Humor: Comedy as a Coping Strategy with Paul Osincup
Featured Guest Paul Osincup

Are you feeling stuck in a stress mess, overwhelmed, and overstimulated by the demands of your life? Spread too thin and not prioritizing self-care because you feel like it’s selfish when so many other people need your help? Well, let’s stop for a moment.


How much can we really help others when we’re just scraping by, ourselves? At the end of the day, we’re only really worth as much as we can give, based on the energy we have in the time that we have.


I’m your host, Dr. Heidi Hanna, and in this stress mastery podcast, we’re talking to the experts to find out what they do to use stress as fuel for success and what they do to shift stress in a positive way when they notice it getting out of control.

Because we’re all human, we all get stuck sometimes and we can learn so much from each other when we take an honest look at the patterns that are hurting us and create new patterns that will help us.

So, let’s get ready to master stress together in today’s conversation!

Key Takeaways:

[1:08] Dr. Hanna welcomes listeners and introduces this week’s guest, as well as how they met, her friend and colleague at the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor — of which he is currently President-Elect: Paul Osincup, an International Speaker and Positive Workplace Strategist.

[3:55] Dr. Hanna shares information about an upcoming Comedy for Caregivers event as well as Paul’s ebook: 100 Ways to Have More Fun at Work.

[8:11] Paul shares some personal examples and strategies for managing his stress levels.

[11:30] Dr. Hanna encourages parents to follow Paul’s example!

[12:56] Paul Osincup gives examples of his work in business settings as well as tips on adding “funny” to your workplace.

[16:35] Laughter makes memory sticky.

[18:28] What are Paul’s quick go-to strategies when stress is overcoming him?

[22:30] Dr. Hanna asks Paul what his mantra is and wraps up the show until next week.


Don’t miss out on Paul’s great freebies!

Click here for your copy of Paul’s eBook:
100 Ways to Have More Fun at Work

If you enjoyed this conversation, please be sure to subscribe to the stress mastery podcast now for exclusive listener gifts and check out the show notes for links, tips, tools, and techniques.

Until next time, please remember that stressing is a blessing, once you know how to use it for good. It gives us the energy and information to fuel positive change if we’re brave enough to look into it, stay open and curious to what it has to teach us and then adjust our patterns in a way that will give us even more capacity to cope. And when we do that together, we increase the energy we have to bring to the time that we have and we’re better together. So please, be good to yourself, and I’ll see you next week.


Mentioned in this episode:

Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor

AATH Annual Conference

Comedy for Caregivers

Comedy for Caregivers event

University of Zurich study (link to come)

Paul Osincup on TEDx Talks

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