Laughter for Health was started a year ago by me – Jo Bluett and finding my giggleliciousness through being a Laughter Facilitator and Laughter Yoga Leader has changed my life.
I work with all sorts of people helping them to find more fun and laughter in their lives. I believe in giving everyone the opportunity to take control of their health and have a positive outlook on challenges they face. Through my own experience and extensive volunteer work, I know that laughter can make a difference, helping to manage stress, improve physical health and emotional well-being.
“Laugh more – enjoy life.”
So how did it all start?
In 2002 I was working in the private sector as a business development consultant for a large corporate organisation, throughout my 20 year career I had delivered and facilitated training workshops and seminars designed to support and develop employees to reach their full potential. I loved my job but it was high pressured and demanding. I developed chronic health problems and suddenly came to a full stop. I faced many months of not being able to do all the things I usually did and that meant I had to re-evaluate my life and priorities. I had to learn to manage my health and accept that things had changed. There were limitations on what I could do, both physically and mentally but I also began to appreciate every moment and each new opportunity. I was determined to get well.
There were lots of alternative therapies out there – believe me I tried most of them - but then in 2008 I went along to a laughter session with fellow Laughter Network member Jo Eadie. The effect was instant and I knew I’d found my answer. Here was a way to combine my passion for fun and laughter and my extensive training background in order to help others. I could make a difference to all those people who, like me, lived with a long term health condition. People who’d experienced acute or chronic stress could get help and for anyone wanting to make a positive change in their life having a right good giggle was most definitely the way forward! My journey to health and well being through happiness had begun.
I trained as a Laughter Facilitator and Laughter Yoga Leader with the Laughter Network of which I am a Member, and registered with Laughter Yoga International a movement that enables laughter professionals to network and publicise their services.
Laughter for Health is based in Edinburgh and works throughout Scotland and the UK offering a range of services for individuals, businesses and organisations. Each workshop, session and service is tailor made to the client, from warm-up meetings to regular workshops and laughter clubs. However you want to laugh your way to health and positivity I can help you.
To find out more please get in touch
I’m a practising Bowen Therapist, qualified and registered with the Bowen Training Academy of Australia (BTAA) and the Bowen Association UK (BAUK).
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I am also qualified in Holistic Massage, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage.