After seven weeks here it is true that this new home has much potential for laughter duty. It's my duty to share the concept of unconditional laughter with every single citizen here.
Becoming networked with local rehab centres is happening, especially glad this is so because this place is the recovery centre of the UK. Found the Rhub to be a wonderfully warm and inviting location that is open to people within addiction recovery.
Lets keep laughing together, in times of good or bad, this healing method is such an untapped resource for the world to find, let's stay positive with an inner and outer smile of love.
Windy Interview with Michael
We have heard it said "laughter is the best medicine" but see that Oxford University are now saying it : http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2011/111409_1.html
= Increased concentration and memory
= Enhanced creativity
= Cardio workout
= Happiness exercise that allows one to experience the humour in life
= Stress buster
= Increased social connection
= Boosts your immunity system
= Confidence increase
= Wonderful pre-amble to leadership trainings
= Increased emotional intelligence
= Learn deep relaxation
= Endorphin release : http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/science/14laughter.html?_r=2&ref=science
What I offer as a laughter yoga teacher:
-free public seminars
-key note speaking
-one or two day workshops
-two day training in laughter yoga leadership
-private group sessions for; elderly, children, parties, weddings
-health related sessions; psychiatric, cancer, MS, learning difficulties, blind
-one to one sessions, either face to face or via skype
What is Laughter Yoga?
The revolutionary concept of Laughter Yoga - a body- mind technique, which has spread across more than 70 countries without any marketing and advertising. The reason for this rapid worldwide spread is because people are getting enormous health benefits. Maintaining good health has become the biggest challenge in this high pressure, high tension modern world. Almost 70 to 80 percent illnesses are due to stress, and heart disease, depression and cancer are now major killers.
For centuries everybody knew laughter is the best medicine, and science has now even proven it. But, there was no reliable method of bringing more laughter into people’s lives. In fact, most of the time humor and jokes do not work, and there are not many happenings in life that make us laugh. Laughter Yoga is a breakthrough delivery system which allows people to practice laughter without depending upon outside conditions and reasons of life. It is a one of its kind concept where anybody can laugh for no reason without relying jokes, humor and comedy. Laughter Yoga is a simple idea, which combines laughter exercises and yogic breathing for complete wellbeing. Initially, laughter is simulated in the form of physical exercise, but soon with eye contact and group dynamics, it turns into real and genuine laughter.
Here are some unique features of Laughter Yoga:
• Anyone at any age can participate
• One does not need to be happy or in a good mood to laugh
• No sense of humor is needed
• Economical, easy to practice, safe and lot of fun
• Health benefits from laughter are scientifically documented
Michael's latest work
See photos from Vienna laughter competition on 9th September