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GRI Faculty Affiliate Event

If you can’t crack up, you’ll crack!

If laughter is the best medicine, join Dr. Kris and special guests for this one of a kind therapy session meets comedy show experience. Sponsored by weighted blankets and years of therapy. Not a substitute for medical advice.

A portion of the proceeds will be devoted to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and AAKOMA Project.

Signed copies of Dr. Kris’s latest book Worth the Risk: How to Microdose Bravery to Grow Resilience, Connect More, and Offer Yourself to the World will be given to the first 100 audience members.

Rescheduled to December 4th at 7pm.


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Host Kris(ten) Lee she/her


Dr. Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW, known as “Dr. Kris”, is an internationally recognized, award-winning behavioral science professor, clinician, researcher, author, activist, and comedian from Boston, Massachusetts. As the Lead Faculty for Behavioral Science and Faculty-in-Residence at Northeastern University, Dr. Kris’s research and teaching interests include individual and organizational well-being and resilience, particularly for marginalized and underserved populations.

She operates a consulting practice devoted to preventing and treating burnout and is the author of RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress, Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Motivational Book of 2015, best-selling Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking: Learn What it Takes to Be More Agile, Mindful and Connected in Today’s World, and Worth the Risk: Learn How to Microdose Bravery to Grow Resilience, Connect More, and Offer Yourself to the World. She is a regular contributor for Thrive Global and Psychology Today.

Dr. Kris is the producer and host of Crackin’ Up: Where Therapy Meets Comedy. Her work has been featured on NPR, Ted and CBS radio. Watch her TedX talk, The Risk You Must Take, with over 367K views, and You Tube videos here. In her spare time, she can be found attempting tricky yoga poses, drinking green juice, and eating peanut butter cups-but not all at once. Connect via and @TheRealDrKris.

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Lyric Stage Theater

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