Did you know that laughter...

  • strengthens the immune system
  • increases the flow of oxygen to the heart and brain
  • decreases the "distance" between people
  • increases retention of information
  • aids in creativity and problem-solving
  • benefits the bottom line


Humorous, moving and educational, "Healing with Laughter" is the perfect keynote address or breakout session topic for medical professionals (and has been designed specifically for the healthcare industry). It's also a very effective guest lecture program for medical, nursing and healthcare students. 

In this presentation, Tom Hofbauer focuses on the power of humor and the healing properties of laughter. He also provides recommendations for introducing this powerful "medicine" both into your life at home and on the job. It could be as simple as a well-timed smile, an assuring touch, a gentler approach to a serious issue, or a genuine full-out laugh shared between a healthcare worker and a patient.

Tom helps his audiences discover how to bring humor and laughter to the workplace. 

And the benefit to you?

Improvements in associate morale, quality of care, outcomes and even to your bottom line.

“Tom Hofbauer really "hit the mark" as he looked at the need for humor in healthcare!  His personal stories made it real.  His style and his genuine concern for people surely came through.  If you are looking for a entertaining and educational program, give Tom a look.  You won't be disappointed.” Diana Waugh - Waugh Consulting, LLC - (Remarks on a presentation to the Northwest Ohio Gerontological Association - Spring 2013)

"Healing with Laughter" is a keynote presentation in which comedian and former medical photographer Tom Hofbauer talks about the positive impact of humor and laughter in life, in medicine and in the healthcare industry.

Click on the image above to be taken to the Healing With Laughter website. There's more information, testimonials and links to video samples of Tom delivering this presentation.

Tom@ThomasHofbauer.com

(818) 533-8073

Tom@ThomasHofbauer.com

(818) 533-8073

Entertainment, education, Motivational Speaking, coaching, Filmmaking

ThomasHOFBAUER.com

This is a full version of this great presentation delivered for a Wellness Conference In Toledo in January of 2016

Comments from clients


"Tom Hofbauer really "hit the mark" as he looked at the need for humor in healthcare! His personal stories made it real. His style and his genuine concern for people surely came through. If you are looking for an entertaining and educational program, give Tom a look. You won't be disappointed."  DIANA WAUGH — WAUGH CONSULTING, LLC


  • Good use of visuals and good reminders of patient care and doing it well.
  • Humorous.
  • I liked the personalization of the lecture.
  • I got the message.
  • Personal perspective of experience with doctors & nurses helpful.
  • Excellent content.
  • Upbeat. Passionate.
  • Fantastic change to the monotony!
  • Practical information.
  • Down to earth.
  • Reminder that when your nursing care is good, the patient may tell some people. When your nursing care is bad, the patient will tell lots of people.
  • Gotta love his ability to make people laugh. 
  • ​Great attitude from someone who knows how to enjoy life. Very fun!
  • Too short!
  • Very funny and motivating.
  • Awesome.
  • I love laughing. Thank you for making it happen.
  • Absolutely fabulous!
  • Could listen to you for hours!
  • Great job! It was nice to have a speaker that wasn't ALL educational.