How Laughter Wellness Works

Wellness through laughter is achieved by:

  1. Low-impact aerobic exercise that works the mind and emotions in a physical way. Laughter gets the heart pumping more blood, and the lungs breathing more oxygen. Engaging in positive and life-affirming motions creates emotional and physical wellbeing.
  2. Neuroplasticty that restructures the neurons of the brain to be more positive and creative. This is fundamental in the prevention and cure of many diseases such as dementia.
  3. Connecting people regardless of age, race, or beliefs. It’s all about creating a safe space to vocalize emotions and be in the moment. It’s a form of joyful meditation.

Laughter Wellness sessions unfold in five simple steps in a smooth blend of action and relaxation, group interactions and introspection. Participants are taken on a fluid journey into the movements and behaviors of health, joy and connectedness, using whatever muscles are available to them. Sessions are filled with positive and life-affirming interactions. Laughter is the glue between all activities, and it is used as a form of elective exercise. There are no jokes or comedy. We simply choose to laugh, because we can.

  1. Laughter Wellness has one key idea: Choose to laugh (By choosing to laugh, you create safety for yourself, while establishing a choice to live.) It invites and reminds you to simulate laughter with sincere enthusiasm to stimulate its positive impact on the body, mind and spirit. It does not matter whether you connect with genuine free-flow laughter or not.
  2. Laughter Wellness focuses on personal development and overall wellness in body, mind and spirit.
  3. Laughter Wellness proposes one key question: What can I do now with a positive attitude?
  4. Laughter Wellness believes that you cannot open up your box of emotions selectively and endeavors to facilitate the expression of all emotions in a healthy and positive manner, with no narrative. The more you smile, the better, because you can. Be the cause of your own wellbeing!
  5. Laughter Wellness follows a well-established methodology. It works well with groups of all sizes and all profiles of laughers.

This is an activity that can be done standing or seated. No equipment or particular articles of clothing are required. The minimum recommended duration for a session is 20 minutes. A typical session lasts 45 minutes to 1h.

Here is an overview of the Laughter Wellness method:

Laughter Wellness Session Template

How Laughter Wellness Works

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