March 4, 2015

The Doctor Is In: Patch Adams Workshop "Living a Life of Joy"

This year, we are excited to bring back Dr. Patch Adams to present the workshop "Living a Life of Joy". He isn't just an amazingly vivid and fun character played by Robin Williams in the movie "Patch Adams", he is a real-life doctor and activist working towards peace, social justice, and care for all people.

Dr. Patch Adams
Patch became very interested in whole systems thinking, and imagined the creation of a very different type of hospital that would change the way healthcare was delivered to those who needed it. He spent many years working on these ideas and with the help of friends, created the Gesundheit! Institute, a free hospital ran out of their communal home. Over the years, they saw thousands of patients, but eventually realized that funding for a new facility would be necessary to fulfill their dreams. Patch became busy as a speaker, giving presentations and performances all over the world. He believes that laughter, joy, and creativity are integral to the healing process.

We are very excited that Patch has some time in his busy schedule of spreading joy all over the world to present a workshop this festival season! Living A Life of Joy is a lecture/workshop using an hour of exercises, an hour of ideas on being happy and the remainder to explore the audacious idea of never having another bad day. Patch discusses how to discover the incredible thrill of choosing to live everyday with joy. The focus of this lecture/workshop is life as a choice.

This 4 hour event will be held at Fred Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, April 4 at 12 pm. Get your tickets today!

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