Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Joyologist Is On A Mission

Press Release

 

She arrived in New Zealand owing $80,000 following the loss of her business and home.   She lost her first child, a daughter and has had cancer twice. Her youngest sister has had Aids for almost 24 years.  ( A Miracle!!)   She had ten car accidents in the first 18 months here and lost her business and her partner of 20 years 18 months later.  In that space she experienced a out of depression but chose to write her own prescription ....ANTIZAC!  see close of item

3 years ago she tried to bring Madan Kataria out here and was not successful.

She tried to conduct a NZ Humour Conference and was not successful. 

Instead of giving up she decided to conduct new Zealands first Humour in Business Awards, ( a not for profit event with any residual going to the NZ Centre for Compassion in Healthcare ) which are now in their third year. 

 

Who is this woman ? 

What is ANTIZAC?

What’s the new book she is writing on the healing power of humour and art?

And what has all this got to do with gross domestic wellbeing? 

Why was she selected to speak at Armidale University in NSW at Australia's first Humour and Wellness conference ?

And when are the Humour Awards and what are they about ?

 

ANTIZAC

A= amuse

N = nthuse

T =trust

I = intuition

Z = zeal

A = attitude

C = creativity

 

She is Pat Armitstead, the worlds first Joyologist and she has a mission to see Joyology Departments in every hospital and a vision that by 2020 we will be experiencing an intimacy revolution.  ( Pat says that does not necessarily mean we will be getting into bed with each other, but we will be experiencing new levels of trust especially in the workplace. )

 The WHO says that depression is currently world health burden number 2 and will be number 1 by 2020. 

 ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
IHC Tribute: Colin Meads

"While Colin is best known for rugby, to us he is one of a small number of distinguished IHC New Zealand Life Members recognised for their significant support for people with intellectual disabilities," says IHC Chief Executive Ralph Jones. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Tilting at Turbines - The Trip to Spain

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have now both broken the Big Fifty barrier, which seems to have brought a whole new level of angst to their midlife adventures ... More>>

Review: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has accepted the challenge of this heart-touching tragedy and largely succeeded. More>>

ALSO:

NZ's First Male IAAF Gold: Tom Walsh's Historic Shot Put Victory

Although feeling very sore but with a great feeling Tom Walsh took his place as number one on the victory dais to receive his much deserved gold medal. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Hard To Find Books

"Unfortunately we are in crisis and this friendly dinosaur faces extinction… Our only hope is to try and raise funds to buy the building and restore it to its glory, either fully funded or with a viable deposit." More>>

Kid Lit: Lost Mansfield Story Discovered At Wellington Library

Previously undiscovered letters and a story written by a young Katherine Mansfield were recently unearthed in Wellington City Library’s archives by a local author researching a book about the famous writer. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland