Welcome to Laugh Therapy
Is Laughter the best medicine?
Research, testimonies from medical professionals, scientific trials and academic studies are increasingly and consistently acknowledging the positive impact that laughter can have for learning, memory, performance as well as in the treatment of a multitude of mental and physical conditions.
At Laugh Therapy, our aim is to help you introduce more laughter into your workplace or personal life so that you can reduce your stress levels and feel the positive benefits Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy can have on our mind, body and wellbeing.
Explore our site and find out more about the services we offer and why Laugh Therapy can help you.
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Resources and Guides
We are currently preparing Laugh Therapy guides providing more information about how our focused Laughter Therapy programme can benefit your specific condition.
For less than the cost of a takeaway coffee, you can have a resource pack full of practical, easy to follow advice, activities, information, inspiration, games, laughter yoga inspired exercises and guidance that you can revisit time and time again.
It's better for your health than the coffee, you'll feel just as alert and you'll have a much better nights sleep.
Click the link and pre-order yours today.
What is Laugh 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." (https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/laughter-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 many scientific studies and medical testimonies in the slide show below or click the link to find out more...
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.
I am serious, so i laugh a lot. You need to laugh. You don’t laugh enough. I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.
The laughter event was great. I learnt so much. I never knew that laughter could be so beneficial. Funny and really informative.
Enquire about our workplace laughter workshops and discover ways to reduce stress and staff absences, build resilience and better working relationships, improve morale, productivity and performance and tackle job dissatisfaction in your company.
Laughter, playfulness and joking is NOT unprofessional, goofing off or not taking work seriously.
Laughter breeds cooperation and team cohesiveness, foster trust and understanding, and boosts energy and morale.
The key lies in the attitude we bring to what we do. If we enjoy doing it, it seems more like play - even though we're paid to do it. We care about it and want to do it all the more.
Click the link below to contact us and we will provide you with a competitive quote for your entertaining and engaging training day workshop session.
Can You Help Us?
We're committed to providing as many projects, events, workshops, Laugh Clubs and resources for as many groups and as many places as possible, be it hospitals, schools, care homes, support groups, etc.
Putting smiles on faces and bringing the therapeutic benefit of laughter to people who are facing challenges is of personal importance to us. We know it works and the research is there to show how wide the benefits are.
We want to provide our services to hospital patients, care homes, support groups and charitable projects at vastly reduced rates. We also would like to broaden our reach and offer more projects in more places to more people. Funding and subsidising projects always comes at a cost. This is where (we hope) you can help us.
Do you know someone who'd benefit from a project like this in their area?
Perhaps you've seen similar services and recognise the value they offer? Maybe you want to 'pay it forward' and see this as a positive enterprise?
If you are this kind of person we have set up a funding page where you can donate a small amount to help us help others.
Click the 'I want to help' link and you'll be taken to a secure page where you can make a donation. Send us your contact details HERE after making a donation** and we'll even send a free gift to show our gratitude.
**Your contact details will not be shared.
Alternatively, why not download one of our resources...HERE?
All contributions from these go towards our projects too.