A Solid Foundation

Learn a refreshing, fully codified and substantiated approach to Laughter Therapy.

The Certified Laughter Wellness Teacher, Level 1 training offers such a unique perspective into the world of Laughter Therapy that it is both a solid foundation for complete beginners, as well as a valued continuing education training for seasoned Laughter Professionals. It was designed and honed over 10 years of full time practice by Sebastien Gendry, a master Laughter Yoga trainer and leading French-American Laughter Therapist. It is packed with tools and strategies that you will be able to implement right away and get results from. Expect two days filled with laughter and growth, joy and awareness, in the company of like-minded spirits!

Three overall goals of this training:

Participants will be better able to:

  1. Transform essential knowledge from the science of laughter, happiness and ancient wellness practices into simple, reliable and practical activities that can benefit all in clinical, educational, consulting, corporate, and volunteer work.
  2. Laugh more easily and more often, and develop a personal “laughter for wellness” practice in their own life and work.
  3. Inspire and empower their clients with rich and healthy directions.

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10 specific curriculum objectives

At the completion of training, participants will be able to:

Theoretical Knowledge Practical Skills
  1. Name and explain the five categories of laughter, and differentiate healthy laughter versus that associated with pathology.
  2. Discuss the main health benefits of Laughter Therapy and identify the populations it may benefit.
  3. Define the terminology, fundamental concepts, and key principles of the Laughter Wellness method.
  4. Discuss the contraindications for laughter participation and what to do with various types of challenging participants.
  5. Answer ten frequently asked questions about Laughter Therapy, Laughter Wellness, Laughter Yoga, and Community Laughter Clubs.
  1. Discuss and demonstrate each of the five steps of a standard Laughter Wellness intervention, and associated key components.
  2. Discuss the five guiding principles for a successful laughter practice, and how to confidently bring health, laughter and joy to people of all ages and abilities.
  3. Discuss and demonstrate how to facilitate a free laughter activity (Laughter meditation.)
  4. Discuss and demonstrate simple exercises and techniques you can use and teach to increase joy and health and decrease stress.
  5. Laugh more easily and more often, and develop a personal “laughter for wellness” practice in your own life and work.

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