The staff of the Child Early Intervention Medical Center and Child Learning and Enrichment Medical Center

The staff of the Child Early Intervention Medical Center and Child Learning and Enrichment Medical Center

I had the great pleasure of presenting Happiness through Laughter at the Employer Engagement Day for the +100 staff of the  Child Early Intervention Medical Center andChild Learning and Enrichment Medical Center on 12 March 2016.

It was wonderful to see the staff which were from all over the world interact and laugh together – this is child early 2one of the main benefits for laughter – it unites us.  Laughter has no culture, religion, race or color – you can laugh with no restrictions yay!!  In these times where we are all far from our families and working with people we may not share the same views with, laughter is the key to connecting us.

One way to break the ice is through laughter, when things get tense at work because of a misunderstanding just laugh through it and see the difference in the atmosphere.

One thing that is so important to do is to learn to laugh at ourselves.  We are all human – sorry to break the news to you HEHEHEHE but we all make mistakes.  Being able to laugh at ourselves relieves thechid early pressure and stops us being so hard on ourselves.  This will also help us to come up with the solution a lot quicker than if we start criticizing ourselves and damaging our self worth.

Also, being upfront and honest about who we really are and our capabilities will allow us to seek help and clarity if we let them out and don’t hide them or cover them up.  It is perfectly ok to say – I messed up please help me. YAY!!

It was wonderful meeting the founder and CEO of the Child Early Intervention Medical Center andChild Learning and Enrichment Medical Center.  Amazing that she cares enough about her staff to bring me in to add laughter to their lives.  Laughter has so many health benefits and can really make a huge difference to productivity, team building, creativity and general mood at work.  Stress is a killer and that is no laughing matter – but it should be HAHAHA!!

Happiness Through laughter in dubai

Happiness Through laughter in dubai

 


Laughter in Dubai

I had the great honor to ‘Speak’ about the Benefits of Laughter’ with the Ladies of Brest Friends Cancer Survivors a couple of weeks ago.
What an amazing time laughing with these strong woman . I am so grateful for the experience and loved the reminder of why I do what I do! Laughter is a powerful tool yay!!

I shared with them about the wonderful benefits of laughter and how it can change their mood and help them through he tough times.  How to deal with difficult results and challenging situations. How to change their reactions to turn things into a positive outcome.

The wonderful lady who organized the event had this to say which really touched my heart.

‘And just to say a great big thank you also. I didn’t quite realise the effect of me ‘laughing’ so much on my 3 year old, both at home and in the car. When he did a few silly things, I turned it into a big laughter matter and he was absolutely hysterical (and ironically much better behaved afterwards – great distraction tool). It looks like 1 hour of laughter yoga will have a lifetime of benefits. *Thank you again!!*’

I am so blessed and grateful that I have this GIFT to pass on to the world.

YAY!!


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Feeling down? Positive Psychology Coach Lesley Lyle believes that laughter holds the key to happiness. Usually, we laugh because we’re happy, but the latest scientific research suggest that through the act of laughing, we can make ourselves happy.

Lesley-Lyle,-author-laugh-your-way-to-happiness‘Yesterday was not a good day. I know really, days are neither good or bad, it’s just our perception, but that’s how it felt. I had several unpleasant tasks to do, emails to write and I started the day ‘out of sorts’.

Luckily I recognized the warning signs that I could, if not careful, talk myself into having a rotten day with mood to match. So I did what any sensible person would do; I enlisted the help of a good friend who always makes me feel better. That friend was laughter.

The latest scientific research suggests that when we laugh we change our brain chemistry and we feel better. The wonderful news, if you didn’t already know, is that our body doesn’t differentiate between that joyful, spontaneous laughter that you share with friends when you are enjoying yourself, and laughter done as a simple exercise. You can laugh even when you feel miserable and if you persist you will significantly improve your mood.

I have been practicing laughter as an exercise for several years and I have the advantage of knowing, without doubt, that this works. But the great thing about Laughter Yoga is anyone can do it and improve their day. You may not end up feeling euphoric but you will certainly feel better than when you started.

Try these 6 simple exercises to positively improve your mood. You might feel a bit awkward at first but if you are on your own it doesn’t really matter does it? And once you get your ‘happy chemicals’ going you might no longer care. Try to achieve at least 3 minutes of laughter, loud and hearty laughter is the most effective. You can repeat them more often if you wish.

6 ways to improve your day with laughter

1. Begin by taking a laughter shower or bath. Experiment with different laughter sounds as you wash each part of your body. Pretend that you are extremely ticklish if it helps.

2. Decide that you will laugh every time you make a mistake – dropping something, forgetting something, bumping into something. You may be surprised how much laughter this generates over the course of a day!

3. If you have to drive, laugh every time you stop at traffic lights and don’t stop until they turn green. If they are green when you get to them, shout ‘YES!’ as you go through them and laugh in celebration. The thought of this may make you feel embarrassed but the actual experience is so fun and uplifting that you won’t care! If you have children in the car, get them to join in. Children are the laughter experts of the world.

4. Quietly sing the words ho, ho, ha, ha, hee, hee to a tune you know and do this whenever you do any physical task, i.e. go to the bathroom, walk out to the car, make a cup of tea. With practice this can become a useful unconscious habit.

5. If you are lucky enough to have a ‘laughter friend’ (someone to ring and laugh with without needing to talk) ring them at least twice during the day. If not, then use your mobile phone and pretend to be talking to someone who is telling you a really funny story. Phrases like ‘he did WHAT?!’ , ‘I can’t believe it!’, may prompt more laughter. This exercise can be done walking through the office, down the street or at home. Dare yourself to try it on public transport and watch the effect your laughter has on others – you might get some pretty funny reactions!

6. Use laughter as a response to questions like ‘have you finished that yet?’, ‘Is dinner ready?’, ‘Have you had a good day?’ Or if you are on your own, dance for the duration of one song on the radio whilst laughing.

 

If you do these 6 simple exercises you will have experienced a minimum of 18 minutes of laughter throughout your day, on a day when you may not normally have laughed once. You don’t need to worry about the mismatch between your frame of mind and your action, nature will do the rest and you might just improve the day for other people too.

So the next time you’re feeling a bit low give laughter a try and see if it becomes your best friend too ☺’

Lesley Lyle has made laughter her business, blending the discipline of laughter yoga with exercises you can use every day. Arming you with the ability to see the funny-side to every situation, Lesley’s approach will help you face life with a smile! Discover more about her unique approach atwww.laughterbusiness.com

 

Laugh-Your-Way-To-HappinessThis is a book that will delight, as well as inform – most importantly, it will positively change your life.

Laugh Your Way to Happiness by Lesley Lyle
256 pages • Paperback • £8.99

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