Would you like to have some gentle fun and feel much better afterwards?
As a trained laughter coach I provide laughter therapy sessions that release stress and boost morale.
It’s a relatively new approach that’s ideal for communicating with others, making friends, team building, team spirit in small or large companies, health groups and ultimately better health.
Humans love to laugh because it makes us feel good. It’s natural and contagious! Laughter really does help to improve our feeling of well being, creativity, productivity and happiness.
Just some of the benefits:
- Have fun and make friends
- Relax your body and feel better
- Take a break from your home or work environment and release stress
- Treat your team to some fun in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere
- See your team begin to bond, become inspired, re-energised and more motivated
- Laughter is infectious and you can’t help yourself!
A Sample Laughter Therapy Session includes:
- Warm-up with music and ice breakers
- Breathing control
- Laughter yoga exercises
- Team building activities
- Gentle fun activities
- Calm and quiet focus
Laughing is great exercise and it can be a fantastic total body workout! Laughter helps release muscle tension in our bodies and helps us to relax. It positively affects the diaphragm, abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg and back muscles and shoulders. Blood pressure is lowered and there is an increase in blood flow, which is great for the healing process.
What is laughter?
“The best medicine.” Yes, it’s true!
Laughter is the physiological response to humour and the psychological benefits of humour are amazing.
People often store negative emotions, such as anger, sadness and fear, rather than expressing them and this can cause stress in the workplace, at home or in a social situation.
Laughter provides a way for these emotions to be harmlessly released.
When we are stressed, the hormone cortisol enters the bloodstream and can cause problems, including high blood pressure, lowered immunity and blood sugar imbalance, which can lead to diabetes.
The good news is that laughter has been found to lower cortisol levels!
When we laugh, endorphins (feel good chemicals that help relieve pain) and dopamine (a complex neurotransmitter that improves mood) are released and levels of stress hormones are reduced.
Behavioural neurobiologist and laughter researcher Robert Provine suggests that humans have a “detector” that responds to laughter by triggering other neural circuits in the brain, which, in turn, generates more laughter. This explains why laughter is infectious.
Many researchers believe that the purpose of laughter is related to making and strengthening human connections.
“Laughter occurs when people are comfortable with one another, when they feel open and free. And the more laughter there is, the more bonding occurs within the group” (cultural anthropologist Mahadev Apte). This combination of bonding and acceptance may also explain why laughter is often contagious.
Who do you know would benefit from having some fun learning about laughter and sharing it with others?
Laughing within a group signals willingness and acceptance to join in and contribute positively. This then creates a healthy togetherness that can make individuals feel empowered and teams stronger.
For groups of all ages, anything from an icebreaker to a full workshop is available and can be tailored to your needs.
Contact me today and let me know what you have in mind!
I look forward to working with you.