Laughter for Health was started by Jo Bluett –
Laughter Consultant, Laughter Facilitator & Trainer, Laughter Yoga Leader & Teacher.
Imagine waking up one morning and everything you used to be able to do has changed. You have no energy, you know what it feels like to feel old before your time. Worse than all that you no longer recognise yourself.
Jo Bluett is an ME survivor and for anyone under the misconception that the condition is only about being tired she has 21 years of experience that tells you it isn’t. She went from being a high flying business development consultant for a large multi-national to someone on benefits, isolated in her own home and unable to make sense of what the doctors and therapists were telling her. ME took over her life and 10 years ago it almost destroyed her. But then one day everything changed.
Jo took matters into her own hands and decided to laugh about it.
Attending a Laughter Workshop was the medicine she needed and now she helps others to have a right good giggle and get on the path to health and well being through happiness and positivity.
After setting up the Edinburgh Laughter Club in 2010, she started her business ”Laughter For Health” in June 2012 and through therapeutic laughter and Laughter Yoga she’s seen it grow into a phenomenon. People suffering from long-term ill health, stress, depression and social isolation are benefiting from having a right good chortle!
Jo says “Therapeutic laughter changed my life… I was at my wits end until the day I walked into that Laughter Workshop and saw that happiness and laughing can rescue people. I saw instant results and firmly believe that if it worked for someone as poorly as I was it can work for anyone. A positive outlook and a happy state of mind can help a person feel better and I’m living proof. Laughter helps me to stay positive, cope with pain and makes me feel happy. My passion is sharing fun, laughter and holistic health in order to help others manage stress and cope with life’s challenges. I want people to find their gigglelicious side as I have.”
Her workshops are a huge success with corporate and not-for profit clients as well as members of the public. She’s a member of the Laughter Network and in June 2013 she spoke at the UK National Laughter Conference in Manchester. She’s expanding outside of Scotland where she’s based and has out-sourced her English contracts supporting other therapists and small businesses. She is a Laughter Yoga Teacher – training and inspiring others to become Laughter Yoga Leaders and start their own laughter club and Jo has secured funding to help charities do just that for the benefit of their service users.
As a result of her improved health Jo not only runs Laughter for Health but has also trained and works as a Bowen Therapist.
She’s a success story for the 21st century using the oldest therapy known to man but in a whole new way. She’s laughing her way to health and taking hundreds with her.
“Laugh more – enjoy life.”
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Jo is also a practising Bowen Therapist, qualified and registered with the Bowen Training Academy of Australia (BTAA) and the Bowen Association UK (BAUK). To find out more about The Bowen Technique click here
She is also qualified in Holistic Massage, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage but now devotes all her bodywork practice to the Bowen Technique.
Jo believes that laughter and a holistic approach to health go hand in hand to living a healthier, happier life.