What Is The Laughter Wellness Method?

What Is The Laughter Wellness Method?

Health, joy and community

The Laughter Wellness method is a new wellness modality that intentionally puts the energy of laughter into motion to create and sustain positive energies for the body, mind and spirit.

Other modalities approach laughter as a form of exercise. The Laughter Wellness method goes much deeper in that it uses intentional laughter and related joy-filled techniques in a relational-based approach to improve connection and relationships, develop a culture of engagement and promote overall well-being. This is one of the most fun, enjoyable and healing way you’ll find to develop a positive, friendly and trusting attitude, an internal locus of control and resilience.

The Laughter Wellness method offers a practical way to switch on your brain’s happy chemicals. It’s a refreshing, fully codified and substantiated approach to Laughter Therapy that is easy to implement.

A happy person is not a person in a set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.Hugh Downs

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Mission

To educate people in general and service professionals in particular on how to have fun making a difference in their personal and professional lives.

Philosophy

We believe in playfulness that leads to personal growth, joy-filled techniques and exercises that promote a deeper level of awareness, and positive and empowering human connections that foster social harmony.

Vision

To be a leading-edge, 21st century source of education, inspiration and continuing professional development in all aspects of Laughter Therapy.

Our Approach

The strategies we have developed engender confidence and the scope of our teaching material offers facilitators endless variations, when they add their own creativity.

Core values

A key aspect of Laughter Wellness teachers is that they are transparent and honest. They are respecting of others and crediting them for their achievements and ideas, and proud to shine their own light in their own way. Their behavior, manners, language, attitudes –everything about them– are consistent and apparent in everything they do. There is a connection between their words and actions, between who they are as a person and who they are as a professional, between how they act in private and how they act in business. They are accountable, honest and forthright in everything. They willingly and freely help others without expectations of getting something in return. They have the courage to acknowledge their emotions and communicate honestly with others.

 

Laughter Wellness teachers are experts in the skills and tools necessary to do their job at their training levels (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3). They follow exceptional guiding principles: Appreciate and support those they work with. Practice good manners and proper etiquette. Have high ethical and moral standards. Be honest and fair in all of their dealings with others.

 

Laughter Wellness teachers are smooth and elegant in their ability to handle and adapt to change, inside and outside the classroom.

Laughter Wellness teachers understand how to adapt to people’s ever-changing emotional states, go from less to more in their professional and therapeutic approach towards wellness and well being, and overall choose the best moment for specific techniques and exercises.

Laughter Wellness teachers are light-hearted people who love to play and have fun, and understand that these are transformative components of personal growth. They know how to connect with the joyful essence of their inner child, and bring back and express its many qualities in their lives as responsible adults. The strategies they practice and advocate are sound, reliable and sustainable. They understand the difference between fun and funny, playful and silly, childlike and childish.

Laughter Wellness Teachers know how to create safe spaces: free from harm or danger, but also where all feel welcome, at ease, and participate out of choice rather than obligation.

Laughter Wellness FAQs

What people appreciate and value the most about the Laughter Wellness method is the richness, depth and breadth of its approach. It was developed and honed over 10 years of full time practice offering a variety of laughter programs to 1,000s on four continents.  It offers hundreds of reliable, joy-filled and documented techniques and exercises that you can implement right away and get results from.

The Laughter Wellness method is a Western evolution of Laughter Yoga, designed to amplify a positive attitude.

It unfolds in a smooth blend of action and relaxation, group interactions and introspection. Laughter Wellness interventions are life-affirming experiences filled with simple and safe interactions that all can participate in and benefit from, using whatever muscles are available to them.

A rainbow of opportunities, throughout people’s lifespan

Laughter programs are easy to implement and require no particular space, equipment or form of clothing. They are a fun and stress-busting “active” break in any kind of environment, a very effective form of complementary lifestyle medicine for the sick and ailing, and a safe cardio-vascular workout for those who are frail and/or chair bound. Learn more.

Benefits

The Laughter Wellness method offers a practical way to switch on your brain’s happy chemicals and much more.

Physical Benefits

Learn how to use laughter as a valuable form of preventive and complementary medicine and provide important natural defenses against illness.

Emotional Benefits

Learn how to elevate mood, counteract depression symptoms and promote recovery from negative emotions.

Mental Benefits

Learn how to diffuses bad stress, enhance problem-solving skills and create a new perspective.

Social Benefits

Learn how to foster better communication, help build cooperative bonds that are vital to group living, and improve empathy between people.

On a deeper level

Learn how to create an inner pool of attraction for a different, positive and more integrated way of being in the world.

Benefits of laughter

Testimonials

What people say about Laughter Wellness

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“Whenever I feel overwhelmed by life’s trials, I enlist the techniques you taught, with marvelous results.”

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Pat Holder

“This program has changed my life and I am changing others step by step.”

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Karen Hasick

“I have learned so much and gained so much self confidence.”

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Mary Mayer

“I absolutely loved the weekend of training. It filled in a lot of gaps for me.”

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Dal Kular

“Training with you was such a truly magnificent learning experience. You have a great program and being a part of it is a blessing.”

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Julie Pugmire

“What a FUN, stimulating and inspiring learning experience!”

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Melody Meyer

“I didn’t want to leave. HOW MUCH FUN!!! I felt like I had changed. I definitively was NOT the same person I had arrived as.”

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Lori Lee Saille

“I had no idea that this training would have such a deep positive impact on me.”

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Karen Siugzda