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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.

Laughter Yoga Fun at Holmfirth Yoga Retreat

There was fun, hilarity and relaxation at a recent Yoga Retreat in Holmfirth where I was invited to share Laughter with a wonderful group of ladies. Here are just a few photos of the session: If you would like to book me or discuss an opportunity for to me share laughter at your retreat or … Continue reading

A Day With “Patch” Hunter Adams

On Tuesday I had the amazing privilege of attending a workshop with Patch Adams in London – Living A Life Of Joy. The inspirational “Patch” Hunter Adams. A true legend who should be much more widely known for his humanitarian approach. You may have heard of him, through the film “Patch Adams” played brilliantly by … Continue reading

“Mirthful Laughter,” Coupled With Standard Diabetic Treatment, Raises Good Cholesterol And May Lower Heart Attack Risk

This is an interesting study in the American Physiological Society looking at how mirthful laughter affects diabetes, good cholesterol and heart attack risk.. The full research paper can be found here:http://www.the-aps.org/mm/hp/Audiences/Public-Press/Archive/09/13.html “The study suggests that the addition of an adjunct therapeutic  mirthful laughter Rx (a potential modulator of positive mood state) to standard diabetes care … Continue reading

Why Laugh Intentionally?

Some responses we might get as laughter professionals (laughter professionals hehe – that makes me laugh every time ) are – “I’ll just pop a funny dvd on instead” “I laugh a lot already” “it all seems a bit forced” which are all valid responses. As a Laughter Yoga Leader/Teacher/Therapist we are guiding you to … Continue reading

Opening our hearts and minds

Time is a human construct so let’s us all wake up every morning as if it is a new year, a new beginning. May we open our hearts to more love, kindness, compassion, joy, hugs, laughter, really listening to others – more than just hearing, looking out for each other – not just friends and … Continue reading

Nourish and nurture your inner and outer well-being with Lunchtime Laughter

HURRY. HURRY!!! Don’t forget to RSVP for Mondays last Lunchtime Laughter of 2016 at Huddersfield Mission 12.30-1.30. This session will come with a hint of Christmas so if you feel like wearing a Christmas hat or jumper or maybe something jingly please feel free. Our Lunchtime Laughter is nourishing and (ful)filling, is a great antidote … Continue reading

Social laughter is correlated with an elevated pain threshold

” Abstract Although laughter forms an important part of human non-verbal communication, it has received rather less attention than it deserves in both the experimental and the observational literatures. Relaxed social (Duchenne) laughter is associated with feelings of wellbeing and heightened affect, a proximate explanation for which might be the release of endorphins. We tested … Continue reading

The Healing Power Of Laughter In Death And Grief

Following on from my laughter session at Kirkwood Hospice in Huddersfield today here is a great article taking a look at “The Healing Power Of Laughter In Death And Grief”. My sessions at the hospice change depending on the people attending but include lots of playfulness. Hospices aren’t just a place of dying – they are … Continue reading