The Humor Advantage:

Using Humor to Decrease Stress & Boost Happiness

HubSpot Video

When we're stressed out, burned out, or checked out, people often say, "You need to laugh it off" or "Have a sense of humor about it". That's great, but nobody ever tells us HOW to do that. In this course, you'll learn evidence-based strategies for developing your sense of humor into an intentional mindfulness tool to reduce stress and boost your well-being and productivity. If you're thinking, "That sounds great, but I'm not that funny," then you're either humble or self-aware, which are both more important than being funny. You don't have to be funny — we'll teach you. Using a combination of proven strategies & research from positive psychology, neuroscience, improv, and stand-up comedy, you'll leave with numerous actionable ways to start using your own sense of humor as a mindfulness tool.



In this ON-DEMAND course, you’ll be able to:

  • Name the two competing factors that contribute to stress
  • Identify at least 10 actionable strategies to reduce stress and boost happiness using humor
  • Practice humorous intervention strategies
  • And, learn how to develop your sense of humor




What's inside THE COURSE?


VIdeo6 Interactive Modules

Over 90-minutes of video lessons where Paul shares actionable strategies for reducing stress and boosting morale through humor.


Module 1: Welcome & Roadmap, 7:32 min video
Module 2: The Science: Why Humor Helps Decrease Stress & Boost Performance, 12:46 min video
Module 3: Curing Chronic Seriousness, 17:42 min, video
Module 4: Humor Habits Part 1: Cultivate & Consume, 13:05 min video
Module 5: Humor Habits Part 2: Develop a Funny Focus, 20:37 min video
Module 6: Resilience: Take Your Pain & Play With It,  28:11 min video



playbookDigital Playbook:
An interactive playbook to apply the learnings and have a little fun along the way.






Meet your COURSE INSTRUCTOR: paul osincup


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Paul Osincup is a Humor Strategist, teaching people how to use humor to enhance health & human performance for over 10 years. He’s worked with organizations including Cisco, Nasdaq, the U.S. Airforce, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Leadership. Paul is a certified Stress Mastery Educator with the American Institute of Stress, and President of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. His TEDx Talk on humor in leadership has been viewed more than 400,000 times and Paul’s work has been highlighted in The New York Times, Forbes, and on his mom’s refrigerator.


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See WHAT people are saying about this course:

[We asked recent students for feedback]


Why did you choose to take this course?


"To refresh my skills in the world of humor. I know Paul and enjoy his humor style."


"I wanted to hear from the expert himself!"


"I trust the potential in humor!"


What did you enjoy the most?


"Learning new ideas and research. Cognitive re-appraisal opened my eyes. Thanks, Paul for that one."


"I loved how simple everything was explained, and actually how to de-stress through simple acts."


"It was easy to follow and it had moments of levity that enriched the entire webinar."



This is for




90 Minutes





You will have access to the course for 30 days from the date of purchase. 




“Paul’s workshop was such a source of encouragement and empowerment to our coaches and the team at large. I truly cannot express how grateful we are. Thank you, Paul!”

Tiahna Hays Coach Experience CLM





“Paul’s presentation on burnout had the exact right amount of levity and humor, balanced with reality and skill. Our audience was immediately hooked.”

Mellisa Wheeler, Director, Disparities & Outreach

Levine Cancer Institute Atrium Health



“Paul immediately captivated our audience of 2,000 at the HR Inside Summit at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna." 

Lisa Jeglitsch Project Management




“Paul’s keynote presentation was the highlight of our 3-day conference — and that’s not just my opinion, but also the actual results from attendee evaluations!” 

Timothy Reid Regional Operations Director

VCA Animal Hospitals



“Paul was an incredible addition to our annual Leadership Summit! He showed our leaders how easy it was to add fun to the work we do, even in challenging times.”-

Dan Dietz, President & CEO

CHI Health at Home




“Paul helps people drop their normal barriers and get down to being human and honest with each other. In a work environment, that’s not easy.” 

George Dondero Executive Director

Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission

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Paul is also available for:

  • Keynotes
  • Corporate Workshops
  • Live Leadership Trainings
    and, more...

Delivered Virtually or On-Location