#laughteryogawithJoe Laughter yoga heals, connects, energises, and promotes personal & professional wellbeing. 'It's time to take laughter seriously' - Dr Madan Kataria
Refresher weekend,3rd/4th February, Bristol for Laughter Facilitation Skills grads and Retreaters - reconnect with your first experience, get new ideas, learn new voice/body/spontaneity techniques - and top up your general joyfulness. One day option available too. Check it all out here.
The 30th Laughter Facilitation Skills course (Bristol): learn to integrate & use the transformative power of laughter for mindfulness, happiness and stress-free living, for yourself and others. 'Thank you for permission to be free & spontaneous' 'Big gratitude for timekeeping and reining us in, but mostly for letting us soar!' 'Calming, not judgemental, welcoming. Felt really safe and free' Sat/Sun: 24/25th Feb - almost full
There are always special deals for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Laughter Facilitators - contact me for the discount code “This training was different from my previous (laughter yoga) training, therefore complementary to it. The weekend was more about principles rather than being prescriptive; and encouraged a gentler approach to introducing laughter, which could be useful when working with a possibly reserved British public”
These courses retrain your brain to promote *mindfulness* *happiness* *stress-free living*. You boost your confidence, your ability to connect, your flexibilty & creativity, and your ability to think spontaneously & comfortably on your feet. At the end of the course you're a Laughter Faciitator/Laughter workshop leader, and able to run your own short session, and maybe much more. This course includes a comprehensive manual with information on the science, medicine, psychology and other aspects of laughter, laughter yoga & nls: natural laughter skills exercises. This course enables you to get the necessary professional insurance. If you are already a Certified Laughter Leader, this course complements and adds to your exising skills. If you are not, this course is an excellent way into using laughter skills, personally and professionally. You learn
the psychology and physiology of laughter and its effects on the mind, body, emotions and spirit
The science, medicine and benefits of laughter
How to access and generate genuine spontaneous laughter
How to access mindfulness, awareness and embodiment
Dr Kataria’s laughter club initiative and laughter yoga
lots of nls: natural laughter skills & Laughter Yoga exercises
To create your own exercise for the group
How to adapt this for any personal, work / social / home setting
How to start developing harmonious group dynamics
from each other’s insights, expertise and experience
and lots more
Whether you have a personal development interest are a workshop leader facilitator presenter & trainer teacher coach therapist carer nurse wellbeing specialist NLP practitioner hoola hoopist life model another other specialist - this course has plenty for you.
Comments from previous participants include:
'Thank you for being so warm and kind and connecting me back to people in such a wonderful playful way'.
'Good venue, good group size, time used very effectively - good illustration in practice of being an effective facilitator.'
'Just to say the laughter course really hit the spot for me. I feel in my joy and positivity now, in contrast to how I felt at the start.'
'I am so much more powerful now. Thank you x '
'I wanted to let you know that I ran a session this morning (which I nearly didn’t because I was so anxious) and it was literally the BEST one I have ever done. I used the techniques from your course, with a few touches of my own plus a bit of Kataria traditionalism - and it was just amazing...........it just worked, they really got into the extended period of just moving around the room, stretching and playing with their physicality, and we then spent ages sitting in a circle just laughing in different ways. It was perfect. I therefore thank you, from the bottom of my heart. My confidence is boosted, and I felt a real sense that I was “leading” the group in something very special. I’m so glad I did your course! I do hope you do an advanced one next year.'
'natural laughter skills (nls) is a unique development to the fundamentals of Laughter Yoga. It's a sophisticated approach to laughter therapy that softly encourages and rewards participants rather than the uncomfortable forcing of fake laughter. Taking the fundamentals from Yoga, Joe seamlessly merges them with deep Yogic breathing and cheerfulness to gently reacquaint us with our inner laughter and leave us with a deep sense of well-being. Much more positive, cheerful and energised. I was surprised how quick and effective Laughter Yoga was to relieve my stress and delighted to have a skip in my step again. I left the session feeling physically and emotionally uplifted. natural laughter skills has the power to significantly change lives for the better and Joe delivers in a friendly, inquisitive and humorous manner.
‘I’m really glad I came on this course, meeting people who believed in and enthused about what they were teaching and others who were friendly and willing to learn. Thank you for the experience and starting something I see as being a big part of my life from now on, both for clients and personally.’ (Paul Chivers)
I am a facilitator with over 25 years experience, and have been running laughter workshops since 1997. My clients include major organisations from both the private and public sector, and I also run sessions at venues like Cheltenham Science Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Alternatives, and Mind Body Spirit festival in London. I wrote 'Awakening the Laughing Buddha within', co-authored with the Barefoot Doctor. I am an occasional Visiting Lecturer on ‘Laughter’ at the University of the West of England, my work features regularly in the media, including BBC 2’s ‘Don’t Die Young’ with Dr Alice Roberts, and my work on cardiovascular health is used by the Open University. In 2003 I founded the Bristol Laughter Club which is now the UK’s longest-running series of laughter workshops. In 2006 I initiated the UK’s Laughter Facilitation Training programme and organised the UK’s 1st National Sponsored ‘Laugh-a-thon’ for the British Heart Foundation. I was a director of the Pierian Centre (www.pieriancentre.com).
I gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of pukka teas