Stress Relief, Team Building and Laughter Games for Librarians and Library Staff Robert Rivest offers creative stress relief workshops, in-services and staff development training for librarians and staff! His most popular staff development program for libraries 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 tons of fun! The take away stress relief tips are very effective for work in the library and every day life. It can be a great stress reliever for the whole population, a library conference keynote, worksop, breakout session or a special staff workshop/in-service/training.
Learn, Laugh, and Let Go: Interactive Stress Relief for Librarians and Library Staff! Robert Rivest takes a humorous look at modern day stress, library work 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.
Enjoy the Ride! Program length: Very Flexible!
20-90 minutes for a Comic Keynote.
30 Min for Lunchtime Laughter Lift.
1 hour to 1 full day for Staff Development, Corporate Wellness Webinars, Stress Relief and Laughter Programs.
Robert Rivest's comic keynotes, creative stress relief programs, staff development and "Laughter in the Workplace" workshops offer new and refreshing ways to:
are just a few of the adjectives we heard after Robert Rivest’s Wellbeing Laughter & Stress Relief program at our Staff Development Day. Even our most introverted and team-building-averse staff were won over and actively engaged during Robert’s one-hour program of movement, de-stressing, and laughter!"
– Laurie Cavanaugh, Assistant Director, Thayer Public Library, Braintree, MA
"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
"I know everyone who participated felt at peace and yet rejuvenated and reconnected! Thanks so much for coming! Your presentaion was exceptional!" 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
"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
"Robert thank you for a wonderful and exhilarating evening. It was fun having you here. Very good feedback. Best wishes to you and all your future endeavors." - Judith White, Hearts Willing Women's Group
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Robert Rivest Comic Mime, uplifts people of all ages and backgrounds. He is a funny man who sees the world in a very funny way. He is known as the 'human cartoon' because of his highly expressive face and flexible body. Using mime, comedy, and interactive spoken word stories, Robert brings original Summer Reading and improv stories to life before your eyes! He combines classic mime artistry with hilarious character voices and humorous insights into everyday life.
Robert Rivest, mindful mime and ‘human cartoon’ leads audiences of all ages in humorous adventures in the Read, Renew, Repeat theme. Plus he adds comic relief and fun ways to relieve stress. Robert teaches everyone how they can use their imaginations to create stories, characters, funny facial expressions, and share in performing new comic Mime stories. A great show by itself or part of a specific theme within the Summer Reading 2024 Themes. Everyone will learn cool mime illusions! In several audience participation opportunities, we will enjoy improvising your story ideas and play with humous settings, characters, challenges and solutions. Reading & Mime are FUN!
Robert's newest creation WELLBEING LAUGHTER is a wellness practice that frees the body and mind of stress and anxiety, in a playful, light-hearted way. Robert uses science-based methods such as mindful breathing, gentle movement and healing laughter as a fun way to optimize mental and physical wellbeing. This practice brings people together and unites them in a positive, shared experience of joyful laughter. Wellbeing Laughter lifts our mood in a matter of minutes and gives us a lighter perspective on life. Adaptable for children, teens, adults and staff.
"Robert Rivest's Wellbeing Laughter program was the perfect combination of entertainment and enrichment. Robert was an enthusiastic and responsive facilitator who engaged the participants with his well-paced interactive exercises. You'll definitely leave his program with a smile on your face! For libraries seeking a unique personal growth program, I recommend this program highly ." -Roxanne Starkin, Shrewsbury Public Library
Many schools and organizations are incorporating mindfulness as a way to help students and staff, focus, feel centered, and improve social skills. Robert Rivest's "Mindfulness in Motion" school and library programs help teach the basics of mindfulness in a fun, entertaining way. In this program, students and teachers learn mindfulness exercises and stress relief techniques that will help them breathe, relax, focus, act, and interact, mindfully. Robert is a great presenter, he shares simple, memorable stories and humorous tales that bring mindfulness principles to life. Robert Rivest has been teaching Mindfulness Meditation, Tai-Chi, and Mime, to all ages, for over 20 years. With his unique blend of energy, creativity, playfulness and peacefulness, Robert shares the joys of being alive, in the present moment. Adaptable for children, teens, adults and staff.
"Thank you so much for a fantastic program in Mansfield last night! You had the whole audience hooked right from the beginning, and it was great to see parents laughing and participating right along with kids. I imagine there were lots of imaginary walls and ropes in Mansfield homes last night, as kids were both entertained and inspired by your show. It’s always a pleasure for me to watch families having fun at the Library, so thanks again for giving us all a memorable experience."
-Judy Stoughton, Children’s Librarian Mansfield Public Library, CT
Flexibility is key. I can do any of my programs:
Virtual Live Stream
Virtual Recorded Video
I am open to other options as they become available.
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