A new vision of Wellness
Laughter Wellness is a complete wellness and well-being workout, born of Laughter Yoga, that helps improve people’s health and quality of life.
Ancient wisdom, modern science: Laughter Wellness incorporates a series of cognitive-behavioral therapies and teaches simple and powerful self-care practices. It offers a refreshing approach to unlocking people’s smile muscles and stretch their experience of joy while promoting multiple aspects of wellbeing.
Solution-focused: Laughter Wellness’ innovative approach shows how to unlock laughter’s known ability to strengthen all immune functions, decrease pain, diffuse stress, release muscle tension and much more. It helps to break the cycle of negativity and improve one’s mood. Laughter cannot heal nor solve anything, but it can help to heal and dissolve everything.
Skills, not pills: Laughter Wellness is a non-pharmacological, complementary and safe approach to dis-ease management. It does not require specialized preparations, such as suitable facilities and equipment, and it is easily accessible and acceptable. It’s a modality that all can learn, practice right away and get immediate results from throughout their lifespan.
Enrich your relationships! Trees are born to grow and flourish. Likewise we are born to connect with others, contribute in our own amazing ways, and experience joy in the process. Discover your super-power of connecting people heart to heart, rapidly! As Victor Borge said “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”
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What it looks like in practice
To educate people in general and service professionals in particular on how to have fun making a difference in their personal and professional lives.
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.
To be a leading-edge, 21st century source of education, inspiration and continuing professional development in all aspects of Laughter Therapy.
The strategies we have developed engender confidence and the scope of our teaching material offers facilitators endless variations, when they add their own creativity.
Key Aspects Of The Laughter Wellness Approach
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 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 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. They understand and respect the concept of autonomy and free choice.
Laughter Wellness teachers are experts in the skills and tools necessary to do their job at their training levels (Facilitator, Trainer, Consultant). 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.
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
It is reported laughter has the best effect among methods that can relieve stress. 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.
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