Welcome to Laugh Therapy
We have all experienced firsthand the power of laughter. It has the ability to lighten our moods and combat stress. Laughter can energise and engage, strengthen teams, enhance learning, lift morale, provide respite, build resilience and so much more.
Laugh Therapy UK is the leading provider of laughing therapy services and was created to help people feel better, achieve more and live healthier, happier and more productive lives.
At Laugh Therapy, we genuinely believe that laughter is the best medicine. Its impact on health and wellbeing is immense. We use laughter therapy to help people with a broad range of health conditions, as well as groups who recognise the impact it can have on education and productivity.
Through our many workshops and programmes, we aim to share its benefits with as many people as possible. We want to help people laugh more often, and to do so in a fun, inclusive and supportive environment.
Find out more about just how many scientifically proven benefits laughter has and what our organisation can offer to you.
What is Laughter Therapy?
The National Cancer Institute defines Laughter Therapy as ...
"A type of therapy that uses humour to help relieve pain and stress and improve a person’s sense of well-being. It may be used to help people cope with a serious disease, such as cancer. Laughter therapy may include laughter exercises, clowns, and comedy movies, books, games, and puzzles. It is a type of complementary therapy. Also called humour therapy."
The benefits of laughter for our mind and body are far-reaching and can have a positive impact on our respiratory, circulatory and immune system, brain and heart function, pain and stress management among many others.
Take a look at some of the medical testimonies in the slide show below or click the link to find out more about the many scientifically proven benefits.
Laughter reduces the secretion of both stress hormones (so-called): adrenalin and cortisol.
A good sustained belly laugh results in a rise in endorphin production and a decrease in adrenaline and cortisol. Laughter is the best medicine.
Dr Mary O'Brien - Successful Aging. p 30-31/152-153. CA: Biomed General. 2007.
At Laugh Therapy we provide a wide range of services:
For schools, colleges and universities we offer practical, laughter therapy workshops to support student's learning, mental and emotional development, engagement and attainment, as well as Laughter Yoga workshops for pupil wellbeing. For teaching staff we offer practical INSET workshops, sharing strategies for introducing more laughter in the classroom or staffroom.
We provide bespoke laughter workshops for workplace teams with a focus to suit their need, be that morale boosting exercises, team building activities, stress management workshops with strategies to build resilience and alleviate burnout or fun, practical workshops to energise staff and boost productivity. We also offer Laughter In The Workplace workshops and virtual Lunchtime Laughter Yoga sessions.
We also offer StaffLaugh™ live or virtual workshops for health and social care workers as well as laughter workshops for hospital patients and care residents which we call 'LaughterCare™'. All laughter therapy sessions are personalised to complement the treatment of a wide range of individual conditions. In addition, we deliver laughing therapy workshop visits and laughing yoga sessions for health and social care-related charitable organisations, their events and their annual awareness days.
For individuals, we can provide personalised online one to one Laughter Therapy programmes. For all other groups we offer private bookings for events and specially organised Laugh Therapy UK events streamed online or delivered live around the country. For those interested in becoming a laughter therapist, we also provide certified and accredited Laughter Therapist training from our expert teacher trainer.
For this and much more, click the link to discover our full range of services.
Laughter is the best medicine - unless you're diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list.
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A Laughter For Learning workshop to boost engagement and raise attainment of Yr 6 SATs pupils;
A StaffLaugh team building workshop to energise your workforce and lift morale;
A LaughterCare respite workshop for your young carers support group;
A personal one to one laughter therapy appointment to explore coping strategies following the loss of a loved one;
Or maybe you're looking for a fun, Lunchtime Laughter Yoga session to energise your sales team;
...We have what you need right here.
Book your session today or click the Contact page to discuss your requirements