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Life is better when you laugh, in fact everything feels better with a smile on your face. We mistakenly assume that we need to feel happy to laugh, when the truth is laughing will makes us feel happy - the body doesn’t know the difference between real and simulated laughter! Children naturally laugh hundreds of times a day and as we grow older, if we laugh 10 times a day we are doing well.
Laughter workshops give you the opportunity to wake up your chuckle muscles. The more you use them the stronger they get and the easier it is to fall into a natural hearty laugh. Laughter workshops stimulate your ability to laugh, experience joy and the happiness it brings. This feel good feeling does not stay in the classroom but extends into your life. As laughter is contagious, your joyfulness will also spread those around you.
This fun and active workshop will have a dramatic impact on how positive you feel and the amount of laughter you experience in your day to day life (especially when attended regularly). There is plenty of research at the moment looking into the powerful effect of laughter on the body and mind. Laughter is known to be a great pain reliever as well as boosting the immune system and brain function, but most of all it makes you feel great!
It is an amazing way to relieve stress and express emotions, even the negative ones. By the end of the workshop you will feel calm, refreshed and rejuvenated. When you revisit these positive behaviours, you will regularly start to notice a distinct and shift in your well-being.
The workshop will help you to:
- Feel lighter, brighter with increased happiness.
- Release feel good hormones - endorphins.
- Be physically active, helping improve circulation.
- Develop positive thinking strategies.
- Practice alternative responses to situations.
- Feel calmer and more relaxed.
- Have fun and laugh.
This program is based on a combination of laughter, yoga and NLP games and offers techniques to work with you physiologically and psychologically develop your ability feel happy and joyful. The sessions are powerful and the fast pace keeps you very much in the moment.
All you need to enjoy this laughter workshop is willingness to laugh and a childlike playfulness. For the hour you will forget the rest of the world and allow yourself to relax and engage with your inner child. Using some simple breathing techniques and taking part in a variety of laughter exercises, you will re-energise your body. The session ends lying on comfy mats for free fall laughter and a guided relaxation. You will feel refreshed and ready to go out into the world with an increased ability to experience laughter.
Following the Javabean Café workshop you are invited to stay and have a drink as you chat and relax with the people you have been laughing with.
During the workshop you will take part in plenty of games and activities, so it is best to wear clothes that you can move freely in. The workshop is monthly as it is the repeated practice of joyful behaviours that enables you to deeply experience the physical and emotional power of this amazing laughter experience.
The activities can be adapted to meet varied physical abilities and ages. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the "laughter leader". If you have a health issues, it is advisable to check with your doctor before attending the class.
When is this happening?
This is running on the 3rd Monday of each month.
About the host
Caroline Hart: Life and Laughter Coach
A personal coaching specialist with 10 years’ experience, expert in positive psychology, NLP Master Practitioner and Laughter Yoga leader. As a Laughter Leader Caroline exudes positive energy and the workshops are engaging and uplifting. Her knowledge and passion for her topic is inspiring.
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