• "Enda Junkins manages to take a serious topic like relationships and remind us that laughter came first...at birth... and then we connect with others. Through her writings, couples can learn how laughter can create a level of acceptance to bond them through the good times and restore them through the difficult times. Sprinkled with anecdotes, this book is a breakthrough in understanding the art of laughing from the belly with one another."

    Lynn Shaw, MSW, LCSW
  • "Belly Laughter in Relationships shows that love may make the world go ‘round, but laughter keeps us from getting dizzy! Enda helps us look at the love-laughter link while learning ways to transform "serious relationships" into relationships that last with laughter."

    Dr. Joel Goodman, Director, The Humor Project, Inc., Saratoga Springs, New York
  • "In Belly Laughter in Relationships, Enda Junkins provides an innovative approach for couples to revitalize their relationships. Her creative Laughter Therapy techniques and problem-solving methods not only provide practical solutions to helping couples resolve conflicts but, also, greatly enhance their ability to build healthy committed relationships. This book will provide insight for both professionals and couples."

    Patrick Tiner, LMSW-ACP, Director, EAP Services, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • "In my pediatric practice approximately fifty per cent of my patients live in single parent homes. Any approach to lessen the stress of growing up under these circumstances is welcome; Enda Junkins takes a very pleasant look at resolving differences, enjoying life, and keeping relationships fun and vital. Using humor daily with specific exercises may seem forced, but if you’d like to add some laughter to conflict resolution, what better way to communicate with your partner?

    Eric J. Ruby, M.D., Board Certified Pediatrician
  • "Belly Laughter in Relationships is a unique and revolutionary book. It takes the issues in relationships, fills them with laughter and voila! We have friendships for a lifetime. Enda Junkins provides a thoughtful discussion of the power of laughter in relationships.

    Lilly Walters, Executive Director, Walters International Speakers Bureau and Best Selling Author: Secrets of Superstar Speakers (McGraw-Hill)
  • "Enda’s counseling and guidance in Laughter Therapy has brought renewed life and excitement in our relationship and marriage. We have learned new and successful ways to express our true feelings about serious issues and to refocus our energy on our relationship by applying Laughter Therapy techniques. Laughter Therapy has also allowed us to gain a better understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a couple."

    Darlene and Larry

About Enda Junkins

Enda Junkins, MSW, LCSW is a rare commodity. Known as the Laughing Psychotherapist, she stimulates audiences to laugh more both nationally and internationally. She shares her unique, practical, memorable tools for creating laughter to enthusiastic audience response. A national expert on laughter, she speaks with wit and wisdom regarding the use of laughter in countless different settings. Her presentations are effective for businesses, organizations, and individuals. Enda’s laughter expertise developed over more than 30 years as a practicing psychotherapist using laughter to heal serious issues. Her presentations on laughter are entertaining, uplifting and informative. She is the author of two books and three videos on laughter. Enda is a member of the National Speakers Association.

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  • "Best speech in my twenty-three years at Southwestern Bell."
    ~ Bill Long, Area Manager, Southwestern Bell Corporation

  • "One of the most entertaining programs we have been privileged to experience."

  • "Truly gifted in getting people to laugh."
    ~ Nancy Baker and Richard Lantry, Texas Department of Human Services

  • "Your presentation style, involvement of the audience and use of laughter throughout was a perfect example of the important role that laughter plays in breaking down barriers. The audience loved every minute and gave nothing but positive reports about the great job you did. We look forward to working with you again in the future."
    ~ Sally LO, MBE, Founder and Chief Executive, Hong Kong Cancer Fund

  • "Thank you for sharing your unique and informative slant on laughter therapy. Having your warm hearted presentation on the final day of our Canadian Red Hat Roundup was the icing on the cake."
    ~ Lady Helen, Chairwoman, Red Hat Roundup

  • "I have rarely seen a presenter get the audience involved so quickly and keep them completely involved for a full hour but you did! Your presentation was everything we wanted it to be and more. It was fun, it was funny, and it was informative and educational. Everyone took something from your presentation they can use."
    ~ Thomas R. Selman, M.A., M.Ed., President, TARPPS

  • "Your presentation definitely was “hats off.” Handling stress in the workplace ‘the laughter way’ challenged everyone to use humor in a productive manner. Well done!"
    ~ Arden Reid, Director of Sales, Gtech Corporation.

  • "I would unhesitatingly recommend your seminar to anyone wanting a light-hearted, but effective, way to deal with stress of the office variety or otherwise."
    ~ Pam Breier,Manager, Dallas H.R. Department, Jenkens and Gilchrist.

  • "Thank you for traveling to NYC to minister to our beleaguered hospitality membership suffering the worst slump in decades. You took our woes and integrated them into your talk seamlessly. By the first ten minutes it was if a cloud had lifted. Thank you for the care you took with your presentation. It was both hilarious and helpful."
    ~ Ina Lee Selden, President Manhatten Passport, President, SITE New York Chapter.

  • "Your presentation on laughter and stress was creative and entertaining and provided everyone with an alternative in dealing with stress producing issues."
    ~ Judi Del Biaggio, Weil, Gotshal, and Manges LLP

  • "The managers attending your presentation felt the ideas and tools you presented to create laughter at work will be very helpful in reducing the stress levels of employees. We were not only entertained but appreciated the expert way in which you connected laughter with the more serious issues producing stress in our lives. As a result, we will laugh more at ourselves and take some things more lightly while continuing our serious attention to our work. It’s possible your presentation was a little bit magic since most of the mangers in attendance have been promoted."
    ~ Ava Hollie, Manager and District Training Coordinator, Southwestern Bell Corporation.

  • "You have a great ability to get participants actively involved in low-risk, fun activities that help them apply humor and lightness to their lives. This is just what we look for in effective speakers."
    ~ Margie Ingram, The Humor Project

  • "I want to express our enthusiastic thanks for your laughter therapy presentation. Not only was it entertaining, but the principles of the value of laughter were clearly presented."
    ~ Gordon Korb, Wesley Terrace

    Common questions about laughter

    Who needs laughter?

    Everybody! Laughter is important and effective for individuals, couples, families, businesses, schools, medical facilities and all other organizations.

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    Contact Information

    Enda Junkins, LCSW, LMFT, BCD
    PO Box 684, Ouray, CO 81427
    Telephone: 970.325-0050
    ejunkins@laughtertherapy.com