Establised in 2010, Edinburgh Laughter Club is the longest running Community Laughter Club in Scotland and the only laughter club in the UK running two weekly laughter clubs (Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings); raising money for charity and run entirely voluntarily.
Edinburgh Laughter Club is sponsored by Laughter For Health and supported by NHS Lothian and Edinburgh City Council Carer Support Team.
Laughter Club is a way for members of the pubic (everyone is welcome!) to access regular laughter practice through laughter yoga, laughter meditation and relaxation, ideally after attending one of our Laughter Workshops (but not essential).
Laughter Yoga enables us to generate laughter from the body rather than the mind – empowering us to access laughter when we don’t feel like laughing or even when we feel we have nothing to laugh about (arguably when we NEED and will benefit from the physiological benefits the most) – we can “laugh for no reason” with practice. Laughter practised in a group through Laughter Yoga quickly becomes genuine, infectious and healing.
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Weekly Laughter Club on Wednesdays (Evenings)
Click here for information about time, venue, location and directions for the Wednesday evening club.
Weekly Laughter Club on Thursdays (Daytime)
Click here for information about time, venue, location and directions for the Thursday daytime club.
Regular laughter can have a profound improvement on your health and well-being – click on the link to read more about the health benefits of laughter.
CHUCKLEFLASH!!!! HUGE NEWS – EDINBURGH LAUGHTER CLUB FREE TO CARERS
From Thursday 17th April 2014, the Thursday Laughter Club is FREE to unpaid carers living in Edinburgh. We received some funding to run a one year pilot and after working with NHS Lothian Community Health Partnership (CHP) to evaluate the impact of attending a regular laughter club on carers’ health and well-being, we secured a SECOND YEAR of funding for the Carers Laughter Club Project to continue – with free places also extended to the WEDNESDAY EVENING LAUGHTER CLUB!
Places are free subject to registration and agreement to participate in regular evaluations (no more than 6 forms over a year in total). Sooooooo exciting!!!!
Jo Bluett of Laughter For Health is the first Laughter Professional in the UK to secure direct funding from the NHS to support a public laughter club and which measures and evaluates the effects of regular, ongoing laughter on physical, mental and emotional health. The project’s research findings will be presented to the Scottish Government. Whoop whoooooop!
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EDINBURGH LAUGHTER CLUB FEATURED WITH A LIVE LINK ON STV EDINBURGH’S THE FOUNTAINBRIDGE SHOW ON WEDNESDAY 21ST JANUARY! See here to watch us in action!
GIGGLE FLASH!!! –
July 2013’s Sunday Laughter Club was graced with the literary fabulous writer and ‘Woman and Home’ magazine book editor Fanny Blake! We couldn’t get a better and more gigglelicious endorsement.
Fanny has written an article about her experience of coming to Edinburgh Laughter Club and this will appear in the February 2014 edition of Woman & Home (out in January) – see her article here.