Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
With Jo Bluett – Laughter Consultant, Scotland’s first Laughter Ambassador (awarded June 2016) and Founder of Laughter For Health & the Edinburgh Laughter Club – the most successful community laughter club for fundraising in the UK, first laughter club in the UK to receive NHS funding and as featured on BBC2 Trust Me, I’m A Doctor – see here.
For Businesses & Organisations:
To enquire about bespoke training for businesses and organisations – please get in touch here. We specialise in wellbeing and happiness training for the workplace and tailor our training packages to suit your organisation’s specific needs and objectives.
Dates: Saturday 31st August – Sunday 1st September 2019 (only 2 places left! Get in touch here!)
Time: 9:00am – 5.30pm both days*
Investment: £299 FULL RATE or £249 EARLY-BIRD (if paid in full 6 weeks before)
£195 CONCESSION RATE (for people on low income/receiving state benefits)
Venue: The Basement, 9A Torphichen Street, Edinburgh EH3 8HX
* Please note you MUST attend 9am-5:30pm BOTH days to complete the course and receive your Certification
PLEASE NOTE: As I am pulled into exciting new laughter projects and initiatives, I am scaling back the training I run for members of the public. I no longer advertise training dates months in advance – the next course is likely to be November/December – dates TBC nearer the time – so register your interest NOW if you are interested!
Further trainings can be arranged for organised groups of friends/colleagues – and for businesses and organisations; if you are interested in organising a group training event, please get in touch here.
Whether you wish to start your own laughter club, to incorporate laughter into your existing job or simply wish to participate in an inspiring journey of self-development and discovery to embrace your own laughter and joy – this course could change your life!
Laughter Yoga originated in India, developed by Dr Madan Kataria, and is a unique concept based on the fundamental premise that anyone can laugh for no reason – without the need of triggers from jokes, humour or comedy. Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises, deep breathing and childlike playfulness to profoundly improve physical and mental health as well as emotional wellbeing, self-esteem and confidence. We use unconditional laughter, play and creativity to make us feel healthier, happier, and more full of joy – it’s simply amazing!
Upon successful completion and assessment of this weekend course you will become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader with the Laughter Yoga International University & Laughter Yoga International – Dr Kataria’s global movement promoting health, joy and peace. This internationally recognised qualification allows you to acquire insurance to run your own laughter sessions.
During the training you will
> get an understanding of the need for Laughter Yoga
> find out how the idea of Laughter Clubs originated
> learn the basic guidelines for running a Laughter Session
> get to know the benefits of Laughter Yoga as well as the risks
> learn about how to start a Laughter Club
> discover how starting a laughter club is the best possible model for starting your own laughter business
> benefit from over 9 years personal experience of running a hugely successful laughter club:
- + the things you MUST consider
- + the pit falls
- + my own personal top tips
- + my mistakes (yes I’ve made a few but every single one has been an opportunity for growth and learning to be shared with you!)
- + the benefits – personally, to others, to your community…
- + the utter joy
- + the highs…the lows (which you very quickly forget!)
- + why I give up and volunteer between 5 and 6 hours of my time every single week to keep running my Laughter Clubs!
What you will get
> 118-page Laughter Yoga Leader E-Manual (with the option to purchase a spiral-bound printed manual at cost)
> Laughter Yoga Leader Certificate
> access to further resources and support information
> additional information uniquely provided by Laughter For Health which includes meditations, scripts, forms, research documents, in addition to the documents and press information provided via the Laughter Yoga International University training
> the opportunity to join a group “40 Day Laughter Challenge” immediately after the training to set you up on the best possible path for success and to fully commit to and embrace your own laughter and joy
> ongoing support following the training in order to get you off to a good start – including group coaching sessions and CPD (Continual Professional Development) events both with your training group and with other Laughter Yoga Leaders trained by Laughter For Health
> discounts to all Laughter For Health workshops and Continual Professional Development (CPD) Laughter Training – unique to Laughter For Health
> the opportunity to join a rota (for those living in or near Edinburgh) to lead Edinburgh Laughter Club sessions in my absence or for experience!
At the end of the two days, upon successful completion and assessment, you will receive a Laughter Yoga Leader certificate enabling you to call yourself a Laughter Yoga Leader and to get appropriate insurance in order to run laughter sessions.
Laughter Training Weekend Warnings!
- > this laughter stuff is highly and deeply infectious!
- > when it come to aching muscles, you may discover body areas you never knew you had or have never really connected with on this level before!
- > this training could seriously impact on your positivity, your health and your happiness – for years and years to come!
- > rediscovering and reconnecting with your joy can be a deeply spiritual and life-changing experience you will never forget!
- > applying the tools and ethos of this weekend course into your every day life and mindset is well-known and countlessly documented to cause people to actually enjoy their life more – when applied liberally!
What people say about our Training
“Jo’s laughter training was excellent, professional and fun – a winning combination! Jo also provided a wealth of information and support material during the weekend and beyond – it really is amazing training on every level!”
“Jo’s laughter training weekend was incredible – her passion, experience and enthusiasm was inspiring and her encouragement, support and course material – including extensive follow-up material – fills me with confidence to get out there and get others laughing – thank you Jo!”
“The training was fantastic – very knowledgeable, expert trainer. Jo made sure everyone was well informed, encouraged and felt competent and able. Sooooooo much fun!”
“An amazing, life-changing weekend providing inspiration for life to be happier and healthier!”
“The enthusiasm, energy and knowledge of our trainer was outstanding! The content was delivered and conducted in a really supportive environment and I am brimming with confidence to start doing laughter yoga at my work!”
“I’ve immensely enjoyed this training weekend! It has given me some of my self-confidence back through the training being so positive and Jo being so immensely supportive and encouraging.”
“A really positive, fun experience which has made me even more excited and enthusiastic to begin using laughter yoga to help others as well as using it more frequently in my own life – fantastic!”
“This was a well run, encouraging course – good for self-development as well as giving me encouragement and confidence to spread the word about the benefits of laughing and of laughter yoga – many thanks Jo!”
“An excellent weekend – I’m exhausted in a good way! But I feel totally able to apply this….I’ve already started laughing more in my life just after the first day…..”
Chris, Isle of Mull
“I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to start a laughter club or to anyone who wants to develop their own laughter; it has really helped me already and will continue to do so. Jo is a great teacher – very supportive and helpful.”