Here is a high-level overview of how Laughter Wellness works. There are five steps. Everyone plays a role and is important. They are all elastic, meaning you can make them shorter or longer based on your personal preferences and needs.
|Step||Nr of activities||Format||Description|
|One: Tell||Up to 3+||Facilitator talks + optional icebreaker(s).||Tell: Create context and safety.|
|Two: Show||6||Facilitator explains and demonstrates, participants practice.||Show: Establish leadership, initiate the shift from individuals to team, create safety, and identify and remove any potential troublemaker.|
|Three: Do||As time allows||Uninterupted sequence of short activities (20-60 seconds each) in a rolling sequence. Minimum explanations and talking.||Do: Create upward spirals of positivity dynamically and interactively. Fully shift from thinking and judging into feeling and experiencing.|
|Four: Integrate||4||Introspective activities.||Integrate: Deepen the benefits, and regulate chemistry.|
|Five: Wrap up||Up to 4+||Optional spoken activities + group debrief.||Wrap-up: Make sense of the experience and integrate learning points.|
For a clear illustration of this process, please refer to the session plans of the preceding two lessons: