A Solid Foundation

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

This training offers a unique perspective into the world of Laughter Therapy. It is 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 (Day 1) Practical Skills (Day 2)
  • Name and explain the five categories of laughter.
  • Discuss the main health benefits of Laughter Therapy and identify the populations it may benefit.
  • Define the terminology, fundamental concepts, and key principles of the Laughter Wellness method.
  • Discuss the contraindications for laughter participation and what to do with various types of challenging participants.
  • Answer frequently asked questions about Laughter Therapy, Laughter Wellness, Laughter Yoga, and Community Laughter Clubs.
  • Explain how to develop a personal “laughter for wellness” practice in your own life and work.
  • Discuss and demonstrate each of the five steps of a standard Laughter Wellness intervention, and associated key components.
  • 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.
  • Discuss and demonstrate how to facilitate a free laughter activity (Laughter meditation.)
  • Discuss and demonstrate simple exercises and techniques you can use and teach to increase joy and health and decrease stress.
  • Explain how to start a community Laughter Club.

Training Agenda

Day 1: Experience and Understand
  • Welcome and registrations
  • Introduction and objectives
  • Framework and history of the method:
    • Five categories of laughter
    • Fundamental concepts and key principles
    • FAQs
  • Practice: Group laughter session
  • Benefits and contraindications of laughter
  • Practice: Partner work

Lunch break

  • Anatomy of laughter exercises; FUNdamental toolkit
  • Practice: Partner work
  • Beyond laughter exercises
  • The laughter stress management and personal growth toolbox (Techniques and exercises to diffuse tension and boost our happiness potential)
  • Daily review, debrief and sharing • Last laugh of the day

Day 2: How to facilitate group laughter interventions
  • Knowledge review, Q&A
  • Five steps of a Laughter Wellness intervention, and associated key components.
  • Practice: Group and partner work, step by step
  • Growing your laughter vocabulary: Techniques and exercises that promote joy, social integration, wellness and well being.
  • Five guiding principles for a successful laughter practice

Lunch break

  • Essential skills (preview of Level 2):
    • Working with specific groups
    • How to manage difficult people
    • Practice: Group and partner work
  • Next steps
    • Laughter Clubs 101
    • Starting your laughter business
    • Continuing laughter education: Where, how
    • Your laughter network
  • Training review, debrief and sharing
  • Diploma ceremony, group picture

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