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This course will teach you how to facilitate engaging classes promoting a fun, safe, holistic approach to well-being and community-building. It is a perfect opportunity for heart-centered and wellness-conscious professionals who want to elevate their offerings and make a positive difference in the lives of their clients and community.

  • Do you feel that your teaching approach lacks excitement or has become monotonous?
  • Are you eager to discover fresh and innovative methods to enhance stress reduction, resilience, positivity, a sense of community, psychological safety, and holistic well-being in your classes, all while creating unforgettable experiences that keep clients coming back for more?
  • Are you looking to broaden your skillset and distinguish yourself as a wellness professional, so you can attract a diverse audience, expand your client base, and make a meaningful impact on the world while earning money doing what you love?

Overview

  • Lesson One (from 1 hour) “Laugh Science 101” – Discover the hidden potential of laughter as a personal choice and a therapeutic companion, independent of humor or happiness. FREE!

  • Lesson Two (from 1.5 hour) “Beginner’s Toolkit” – Learn how to facilitate Laughter Wellness sessions with the general public, creating joyful experiences that resonate. FREE!

  • Lesson Three (from 5 hours) “Intermediate Level” – Elevate your Laughter Wellness expertise, building confidence and gaining immense personal satisfaction through fine-tuning your teaching abilities.

  • Lesson Four (from 4 hours) “Expert Level” – Delve into advanced techniques and strategies to create impactful Laughter Wellness experiences and longer programs, potentially generating income while spreading joy and positivity.

  • Lesson Five (from 2 hours) “Marketing Laughter Wellness” – Learn to effectively promote your laughter classes, expanding your reach and influence at every training level.

Instructor Bio

Sebastian GendrySebastian Gendry is a Franco-American wellness engineer. He created the Laughter Wellness method in the late 2000s as a result of his personal journey to overcome burnout. His refreshing approach to well-being has helped thousands of people improve their quality of life and build bridges between the island of pain and the mainland of well-being. In 2004, Sebastian became the first French and American Laughter Yoga teacher, and in 2010, he became a master trainer in the same method. He played a crucial role in introducing Laughter Yoga to North America, Russia, and other countries, directly inspiring the creation of hundreds of laughter clubs worldwide. His regular appearances on American, European, and Australian press and television have been seen by over 300 million people, including features on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes, and ABC Good Morning America. His life mission is to create a happier planet.

What People Say

  • “I’ve seen an incredible improvement in my residents’ overall physical health. Their immune systems are stronger, and they’re enjoying life more than ever.”
  • “I’ve found the Laughter Wellness classes invaluable in helping my clients experience breakthroughs in their emotional well-being. The unforgettable experiences have made a lasting impact on their lives.”
  • “My self-esteem and confidence have soared, and I can see the positive effects on my patients as well.”
  • “The communication skills I’ve developed through this course have made such a difference in my work. I’m now able to connect more effectively with the people I serve and build stronger, more supportive relationships.”
  • “The emotional intelligence I’ve gained from facilitating Laughter Wellness classes has been invaluable. It’s fostered empathy and self-awareness in me, which has improved my relationships with clients and helped them grow.”
  • “My energy levels have skyrocketed since I started facilitating Laughter Wellness classes. I feel more motivated and inspired than ever before, and my coworkers have noticed the change too.”

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Step 9: From Movement to Meditation2024-02-22T06:49:05-08:00
  • Learn to facilitate a laughter meditation for a deeper emotional connection.
  • Implement grounding activities to balance and integrate the laughter experience.
  • Guide participants through reflective spoken activities and self-assessment.
  • Conduct effective debriefing to connect laughter experiences with daily life.
Are there opportunities for progression beyond this introductory training?2023-12-14T04:03:16-08:00

Yes, there are further progression opportunities beyond this level 1 introductory training. We offer four levels of Laughter Wellness training:

  • Level 2: Certified Laughter Wellness Facilitator Training for skill enhancement and application. (4 days in-person or 24 hours online over 3 months.)
  • Level 3: Certified Laughter Wellness Teacher Training, emphasizing mastery and leadership. (7-days in-person.)
  • Level 4: Certified Laughter Wellness Consultant Training, a comprehensive 1-year one-on-one mentorship with Sebastian Gendry.

We’ll provide more details on the most relevant next steps for you at the end of the 2-week course.

Can I interact directly with Sebastian Gendry during the training?2024-01-02T08:16:53-08:00

Yes, you will interact directly with Sebastian Gendry during the training. The Ambassador training is limited to 6-12 participants, ensuring personalized attention and meaningful engagement for each individual.

If I’m unable to attend a live session, will there be recordings available?2023-12-21T01:11:46-08:00

Yes, all registered participants at any level of registration will have access to recordings of the sessions they are enrolled in. This feature ensures that if you’re unable to attend a live session, you can still engage with the training material at a time that suits you, without missing out on any aspect of the program you’ve signed up for. Remember, space is limited, so make sure to register to secure your spot!

Do I have to complete homework assignments during the course?2023-12-14T03:50:19-08:00

Homework assignments are suggested to enhance your learning, including simple at-home activities and extra learning opportunities. However, completing them is optional and depends on your objectives as all essential content is covered in the live sessions.

How much time should I ideally set aside weekly to get the most out of this course?2023-12-14T04:16:32-08:00

To maximize the benefits of this course, we suggest dedicating an additional minimum of 30 minutes daily beyond the session time for study and practice. However, doing so is optional and depends on your learning objectives as all essential content is covered in the live sessions.

What prior knowledge or experience is required to enroll in this training?2023-12-14T02:21:19-08:00

No prior knowledge or experience is required. The course is designed to accommodate both beginners and those familiar with wellness practices, providing foundational to advanced insights.

Who is eligible to receive a Laughter Wellness Ambassador diploma?2024-02-22T06:51:49-08:00

Anyone who attends a minimum of 80% of the sessions in the Laughter Wellness Ambassador program is eligible to receive the diploma. Those who attend fewer sessions will receive a certificate of participation. Active participation in live sessions is crucial for practical learning, as mere understanding doesn’t equate to real knowledge or skill. This approach ensures that you gain both theoretical insight and practical experience, essential for mastering the concepts and practices of Laughter Wellness.

Session 10: Laughter Leadership2024-02-22T06:49:23-08:00
  • Creating Thriving Laughter Clubs
  • Training Recap and Q&A
  • Charting the Path Forward
  • Diploma Celebration
Session 8: The Art of Dynamic Facilitation2024-02-22T06:48:49-08:00
  • Implement the Laughter Wellness third step, focusing on participant engagement through dynamic exercises.
  • Review and conduct a series of brain integration, breathing, positive reinforcement, and laughter exercises, emphasizing the balance between spontaneity and structure.
  • Strengthen your facilitation skills through practice, feedback, and adaptation.
Session 7: Clear Rules Of Engagement2024-02-22T06:48:36-08:00
  • Learn to effectively engage participants from the start.
  • Practice and refine a variety of Laughter Wellness exercises.
  • Implement strategies for dealing with resistance and maintaining a positive class environment.
Session 6: From Stressed To Smiling2024-02-22T06:48:22-08:00
  • Begin mastering the first step of facilitating effective Laughter Wellness sessions.
  • Practice various icebreakers to foster a comfortable and engaging class environment.
  • Understand the importance of self-assessment in measuring class impact.
Session 5: Singing, Dancing, and More2024-01-30T03:14:16-08:00
  • Embrace the joy of Laughter Wellness through singing and dancing activities.
  • Explore creative expression through interactive and imaginative games.
  • Share and learn from each other’s experiences in integrating laughter into daily life.
  • Set personal goals for ongoing laughter wellness practice.
Session 4: After Laughter, Wellness2024-01-30T04:57:03-08:00
  • Learn a variety of icebreakers to enhance group engagement and connection.
  • Dive into deeper laughter meditation practices for a more profound experience.
  • Learn grounding techniques to balance and integrate the laughter experience.
  • Acquire additional activities and exercises to enhance your Laughter Wellness toolkit.
Session 3: Challenges and Opportunities2024-01-30T03:13:57-08:00
  • Recognize and address common challenges in practicing laughter wellness.
  • Create a toolkit of laughter exercises catering to different comfort levels.
  • Learn the Laughter Wellness three key reminders to effectively address group dynamics and potential issues.
  • Acquire additional activities and exercises to enhance your Laughter Wellness toolkit.
Session 2: Insights From Science2024-01-30T05:25:39-08:00
  • The Struggle for Laughter’s Recognition: Past to Present
  • Laughter Decoded: Categories, Energy Directions, and Impacts
  • Discovering Your Humor Style: A Personalized Approach
  • Solo Laughter Practices: Techniques for Enhanced Well-being
Session 1: Paradigm Shift2024-01-29T09:36:21-08:00
  • Experience firsthand the surprising effects of a Laughter Wellness practice.
  • Uncover the transformative journey of Laughter Wellness from ancient roots to modern science.
  • Delve into the mysteries of how laughter shapes the brain and body.
  • Explore why laughter is often overlooked in traditional wellness models.
  • Discover the power of laughter in creating personal and community resilience.
How can I incorporate Laughter Wellness into my existing profession?2023-04-06T04:49:40-07:00
Laughter Wellness can be integrated into various professions by incorporating its techniques into existing practices or offering stand-alone classes. For example, mental health professionals can use Laughter Wellness as part of therapy sessions, fitness instructors can include it in their workouts, and educators can incorporate it into their teaching methods.
Can I facilitate Laughter Wellness classes online or in-person?2023-04-06T04:49:06-07:00
Yes, you can facilitate Laughter Wellness classes both online and in-person, depending on your preference and the needs of your target audience. The course will provide you with the tools and techniques to effectively conduct classes in either format.
How long does it take to complete this course?2023-04-06T08:02:43-07:00

The course is structured into comprehensive modules that cover various aspects of Laughter Wellness, including its principles, techniques, and applications. The time required to complete the course will depend on your learning pace and the time you can dedicate to it. Although most participants can finish the whole course within a few weeks, expect to spend a few months to practice and integrate all the material presented.

Are there any prerequisites for taking this course?2023-04-06T08:04:14-07:00

There are no specific prerequisites for taking this course. However, a passion for wellness, personal growth, and making a difference in the lives of others is beneficial to get the most out of the training. It provides all the necessary knowledge, tools, and techniques for anyone looking to facilitate Laughter Wellness classes, regardless of their background.

Who is this training suitable for?2023-04-06T04:42:37-07:00

This workshop is relevant for anybody who wants to improve their well-being and quality of life and values rich and meaningful human connections, but it is especially indicated for:

  • Community and recreational centers staff
  • Corporate wellness program managers
  • Employee Assistance Program providers
  • Fitness and dance trainers
  • Health and wellness coaches
  • Human Resource professionals
  • Mental health professionals
  • Retirement homes and assisted living facilities staff
  • School teachers and counselors
  • Yoga and meditation instructors
What is Laughter Wellness, and how does it work?2023-04-18T09:22:40-07:00

Laughter Wellness is a comprehensive and innovative well-being method that combines the best elements of laughter practices, positive psychology, mindfulness, and other proven techniques to promote personal growth, emotional well-being, and overall health. This unique approach encourages participants to engage in various uplifting activities, such as laughter exercises, mindfulness techniques, and positive psychology practices, tailored to meet individual needs and preferences.

The way it works is 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.

What Laughter Wellness Does To People

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