Yesterday I met up with student journalist Heather McWilliams in a Manchester cafe to take part in an interview about Laughter Yoga as part of her Journalism Degree at Nottingham Trent University.
Though I’d never met Heather before I found her to be very easy going, approachable and she gave a relaxed interview which was great because, believe it or not, doing this sort of thing is out of my comfort zone.
I love my job as a Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher but standing in front of people with all eyes on me does not come naturally to me. Yes, I know it’s my job and I love it! But what I always try to focus my attention on is that I’m not here for me – it’s not about me. I do what I do for those that choose to participate or, as on this occasion, I answer questions and discuss Laughter Yoga for an article. She was even game for doing a quick, discreet and gentle breathing and laughter exercise as we sat having a coffee.
It’s a great opportunity to spread the word and raise awareness about the wonderful benefits of Laughter Yoga and how potentially life-changing it can be.
I’m really looking forward to reading the finished article and I know Heather will go on to do great things wherever her path takes her.
Good luck with the remainder of your degree Heather.