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Therapeutic Laughter

Therapeutic laughter. Getting out of our heads and into our bodies. Letting go. Letting go of seriousness. Letting go of self judgements. Letting go of inhibitions and ego. Letting go of who we think we are. Letting go of any conditioning we have had on how to conduct ourselves as adults. Letting go of stresses … Continue reading

Laughter Yoga Leader Training West Yorkshire

What is all this Laughter Yoga malarkey? Well, for me, it’s moving, breathing, smiling, laughing, playing. Where we change our body chemistry and bring us into the now. Where we learn to cultivate and harness the power of laughter. And whilst we’re cultivating and harnessing, chuckling and chortling we are changing our physiology and psychology. … Continue reading

The Effects Of Stress And Laughter On The Brain.

Let’s talk about stress.  Do you know that chronic stress can damage brain structure and connectivity? I often mention stress and cortisol at my Laughter Workshops but we don’t really have enough time to cover the different types of stress and the detrimental effects cortisol can have on the body and brain. Cortisol is a … Continue reading

Happiness Hack

Shhh….listen. đź‘‚ This is TOP SECRET. Look around. Is there anybody listening? Looking over your shoulder? No? Well, here goes. I know a happiness hack……… aaaand, shhh, come closer…. it’s also a hack to improved well-being. Are you sure you want to know? Really? ‘Cos once you know it you can never look back. đź‘€ … Continue reading

Laughter Yoga And Type 2 Diabetes

Laughter Yoga has many researched benefits. Here is a scientific study showing how laughter – and in this case they used Laughter Yoga – can help reduce glucose levels in those with type 2 diabetes.   THE INHIBITORY EFFECT OF LAUGHTER YOGA ON THE INCREASE IN POSTPRANDIAL BLOOD GLUCOSE IN TYPE 2 DIABETIC PATIENTS “CONCLUSION … Continue reading

How Laughter Can Help People With MS

Here is a great new article sharing the wonderful ways Laughter Yoga can help people living with MS. A laughing matter about a serious subject The trial is the brainchild of lead investigator Dr. Ted Brown, director of neurorehabilitation at the EvergreenHealth Multiple Sclerosis Center in Washington state. “The goal of the study is to … Continue reading

Laugh Away Your Venous Ulcer

It seems the benefits of laughter has no end. Due to the movement of the diaphragm when we laugh heartily there is an increase in blood flow around the body – perfect for stimulating healing.  “It appears that laughter has other beneficial effects that could stimulate healing of venous ulcers and other types of chronic … Continue reading

How Laughter Can Help People with Multiple Sclerosis

“Researchers will look at depression, fatigue, and anxiety in the participants, as well as the perceptions their loved ones and caregivers have about these conditions.” The full article can be found here: http://www.healthline.com/health-news/laughter-can-help-wwith-multiple-sclerosis#1

The effect of laughter yoga exercises on anxiety and sleep quality in patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease

An  interesting study on the benefits of Laughter Yoga for those living with Parkinsons disease. Among other activities which affect the quality of sleep in patients with Parkinson’s disease is respiratory disorder. One of the benefits of laughter yoga is, thus, improvement of the respiratory system. Laughter provides exercise to the lungs and chest muscles, … Continue reading

Laughter Yoga With Peace Of Mind

For peace of mind when booking me for any workshops or sessions not only am I member of Laughter Association UK and Laughter Yoga UK but I also have a current Emergency First Aid At Work Certificate and a recent Enhanced DBS Certificate.