After Laughter, Wellness

In the mid-2000s, French-American wellness engineer Sebastian Gendry embarked on a personal quest to recover from burnout and a life filled with stress and negativity. His journey led to the development of Laughter Wellness, an innovative and comprehensive method that integrates the best of laughter practices with research-based techniques from positive psychology, mindfulness, and more.

Laughter Wellness works like a circuit breaker for pain and negativity and a washing machine for dirty emotions. It intentionally sets the energy of laughter in motion, acting as a powerful trigger for benefits in five dimensions (physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health) that form the foundation of healing. It fosters healthy brain functioning and morale and lessens social dysfunction and distrust.

It’s like a revitalizing tonic for the mind and body!

Embark on an enlightening journey to understand and harness the power of laughter!

An Effective Complement To Existing Wellness Practices And Programs

Laughter Wellness is used and enjoyed by many professionals, including community centers, corporate wellness managers, Employee Assistance Program providers, fitness trainers, health coaches, HR professionals, mental health professionals, retirement homes, school teachers, and yoga instructors. The core idea is to provide participants with a safe, enjoyable environment that encourages laughter, socialization, and relaxation.

Versatile and adaptable: Laughter Wellness can easily be integrated into various professional settings, making it a flexible and valuable addition to existing wellness practices and programs.

Mindfulness and Laughter Wellness

Low-cost and accessible: Laughter Wellness is an affordable and easily accessible intervention, making it an attractive option for a wide range of professionals and organizations.

Positive Psychology Techniques

Fostering Positivity and Balance

Laughter Wellness trains your mind to focus on positive thoughts and emotions while releasing negative ones. Participants learn powerful techniques for achieving a happier, more balanced mindset and improved well-being.
Laughter Wellness trains your mind to focus on positive thoughts and emotions while releasing negative ones. Participants learn powerful techniques for achieving a happier, more balanced mindset and improved well-being.

Guiding Principles

The following five axioms are the foundation of Laughter Wellness:

Laughter Wellness is about empowering individuals to discover their own inner strength and potential. Our program does not aim to fix anyone or anything, but rather to inspire and empower people to think differently. We believe that true change comes from within, and that we all have the ability to choose a different way of being in the face of any situation.

Laughter Wellness is based on the principle that the benefits of laughter are not limited to the physical act of laughing. Our program focuses on the intention behind the laughter and encourages individuals to find authenticity in their laughter. The program advises not to fake or force laughter as it may lead to negative feelings. Instead, it encourages to use laughter as a symbol of the best version of oneself, using the available energies.

Laughter Wellness is all about living in the present moment and finding peace. Our program promotes the trifecta of happiness: a sense of fullness, feeling anchored in the present, and a sense of freedom. It does so in a fun, practical, and connecting way by providing techniques and exercises that encourage mindfulness and connection with the present moment.

Laughter Wellness is based on the understanding that all aspects of the body, mind, and spirit are interconnected. Our program promotes neuroplasticity and growth experiences by utilizing various joy-filled tools, techniques, and exercises. By working on all aspects of the self, we can achieve holistic well-being.

Laughter Wellness is rooted in the energy of play and it’s important for facilitators to understand the three distinct phases of play, from less to more. By respecting these phases, the experience will be fully enjoyed and the benefits will be greater. Ignoring these phases can lead to judgment rather than experience, significantly impacting the benefits of the program.

Code of Ethics

Here is the Laughter Wellness code of ethics and best practices:

  • Laughter Wellness values transparency and honesty in all aspects of the program.
  • We respect others and credit them for their achievements and ideas.
  • We encourage individuals to find their unique way of shining and to be consistent in their behavior, manners, language, and attitudes.
  • We believe in being accountable, honest, and forthright and in helping others without the expectation of getting something in return.
  • We encourage individuals to have the courage to acknowledge their emotions and communicate honestly with others.

Laughter Wellness encourages individuals to strive for smoothness and elegance in their ability to handle and adapt to change, both inside and outside of the program. We believe that being able to adapt to change is crucial for overall well-being and happiness.

Laughter Wellness encourages a gradual and professional approach towards wellness and well-being, starting from less intense to more intense techniques and exercises. We believe that this approach is more effective and beneficial for individuals. We strive to adapt to people’s ever-changing emotional states and choose the best moment for specific techniques and exercises.

Laughter Wellness places a high emphasis on creating safe spaces for all participants, free from harm or danger where everyone feels welcome and at ease. We respect people’s autonomy and free will and understand that participation in the program should be out of choice rather than obligation.

Laughter Wellness professionals help people discover the power of laughter in promoting well-being and happiness while upholding the following values of professionalism and integrity:

  • Strive for mastery in the skills and tools necessary to do your job at your training level.
  • Appreciate and support the people with whom you work.
  • Practice good manners.
  • Have high ethical and moral standards.
  • Be honest and fair in all your dealings with others.