Laughter makes us feel happier, healthier and more alive…
Laughter produces the following physiological benefits:
Laughter releases endorphins – the body’s ‘feel good’ chemicals
Acts as aerobic exercise – laughter is like internal jogging!
Unleashes inhibitions and breaks down barriers
Generates better communication and team building
Helps boost our immune system, helping to resist disease and manage stress
Tones muscles, improves respiration and circulation, boosting oxygen supply
Encourages positive thinking and creativity
Relaxes the whole body and so reduces stress and tension
For more information including research articles click here.
“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people” – Victor Borge
Genuine, infectious and healing…
Amazingly, our brain cannot tell the difference between real and fake laughter – we still benefit from exactly the same physiological benefits. We use Laughter Yoga and childlike playfulness to trigger laughter and all the amazing health benefits it brings.
Developed by Dr Madan Kataria, Laughter Yoga uses unconditional laughter so that we “laugh for no reason” as laughter is triggered through exercises rather than humour or comedy. This means that laughter is generated from the body rather than the mind and, when practised in a group, laughter quickly becomes genuine, infectious and healing.
Laughter Yoga enables us to laugh even when we don’t feel like laughing and when we feel we have nothing to laugh about.
More information can be found at Laughter Yoga International
Please get in touch, we welcome all enquiries.
“Jo’s Laughter Workshop really changed the way I deal with life and I have to say although it is hard to laugh at certain incidents in life, it really changes how a situation unfolds when you laugh at a problem. I never thought one workshop could have such a positive impact on my life but yours did.” Suzy R
“At The Voice House, we all know what singing can do for you both physically and emotionally. Jo’s laughter workshop added another dimension though, releasing endorphins and cementing the group in a different way. We all had a great time too. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I was sore for days from all the laughter!” – Bea F, The Voice House, Edinburgh