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

 



Victoria Becham tries Laughter Therapy

Victoria Becham tries Laughter Therapy

Victoria Beckham is apparently trying “laughter therapy”.
The British star is famous for her pout and previously claimed the serious fashion industry “stole” her smile.
However, husband David recently shared a snap of the brunette laughing and Victoria also tweeted a picture of herself grinning broadly while posing in the Hollywood Hills.
“She’s dealt with people thinking she’s miserable for so long, but that’s not her. She’s using her time in LA to kick-start an action plan that’ll soften her image,” an insider revealed to British magazine Look.
“As well as photoshoots where she’s experimented with different looks, she also tried laughter therapy. It’s about smiling spontaneously, without letting the camera make you feel self-conscious.
“Tom Cruise is the master of it, and Victoria has always said she’d kill for a dazzling smile like his. Behind closed doors, she’s really funny, light-hearted and finds practical jokes hilarious, so she feels it’s about time people got to see that side of her.”
Victoria and David are currently living in their native Britain with their kids Cruz, Brooklyn, Romeo and Harper.
Prior to that they were based in Los Angeles and friends say visiting the US again has done Victoria the world of good.
“She’s practising the [laughter therapy] techniques daily and she’s never felt better,” the insider smiled.
“It’s precious family time. They’ve been hiking, surfing in Malibu and the boys have even been teaching Victoria to skateboard. She’s never been happier and she feels it’s time people got to share it with her.”
It seems Victoria’s boys are a constant source of entertainment for the star.
The style icon recently took to Twitter to share a snap of Romeo mocked up to look like designer Karl Lagerfeld, with white hair and dark shades.
“I can’t stop laughing right now, genius!” the fashionista captioned the picture.
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Want to decrease stress, improve your health and even increase your social interaction among colleagues? Then laugh more at work. Yep, that’s right. Laughter isn’t just for comedy clubs or humorous TV shows. Workplace laughter can help you feel better about your job, increase your productivity and even promote stronger relationships. Here’s how to laugh your way to loving your job…

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An international research team at Oxford University found that when people laugh hard, the kind that leaves them almost physically exhausted with tears in their eyes, the human body triggers the release of endorphins that help reduce the feeling of pain and promote feelings of general well being. So the next time the project team you’re leading hits what feels like an insurmountable obstacle, find something funny about the situation and then laugh your way to figuring out a creative solution.

Laughter and a sense of humor may also protect against heart attacks by helping prevent heart disease, according to cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The study “found that people with heart disease were 40 percent less likely to laugh in a variety of situations compared to people of the same age without heart disease.”

Because laughter has been found to lower the level of several stress hormones in the blood, it can also promote a more positive and hopeful attitude. States Dr. Madan Kataria, a physician from Mumbai, India, and the founder of Laughter Yoga, “It is less likely for a person to succumb to stress and feelings of depression and helplessness, if one is able to laugh away the[ir] troubles.”

Laughter may also serve to socially unite people. Robert R. Provine, professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and author of Laughter: A Scientific Investigation, found that “we’re thirty times more likely to laugh when we’re with other people than when we’re alone. People who laugh a lot may just have a strong connection to the people around them.”

4 Ways to Add More Laughter to Your Workday

#1 Learn to take yourself less seriously. One way to laugh more at work is to “find ways to take ourselves less seriously”, recommends Michael Miller, M.D., director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

I learned this lesson myself back when I was the only female on the service management team for a defibrillator manufacturer. We were holding an off-site sales training meeting and the group had chosen to wear casual clothes (khaki pants and golf shirts) to make the training more comfortable. Before flying to the meeting location, I laundered several pairs of my khaki pants and packed quickly.

While I was kicking off the training meeting at the front of the room I noticed several people staring at my knees. One person raised their hand and said, “Sorry to interrupt Lisa, but what’s that bulge in your left leg?” When I looked down, he was right. There was a strange bulge just below my left knee. I felt my leg, reached into my left pant leg and pulled out – two fabric softener sheets that were stuck together. I started laughing so hard I almost couldn’t stop. With tears in my eyes I said, “Well thank heavens. I was worried I was actually going to pull out a pair of my underwear, not fabric softener sheets.” That’s when everyone else in the room broke out into laughter and I learned another good lesson…

#2 Make it OK for others to laugh at work. By laughing at myself, I made it OK for everyone in the room to laugh. In retrospect, I had been trying so hard to be professional because I was the only female that I had failed to let my true personality shine through. Being able to laugh at myself in front of others and making it OK for them to laugh in a work situation eased the tension of the training session and helped bring me closer together with my colleagues. During lunch that day we had even more laughter as everyone began sharing their most embarrassing work moments.

#3 Find humor in difficult or stressful situations. Emily C. learned the importance in finding humor during stressful career situations and shared this funny story: “While I was walking out to my car after the interview for the job I have now, I looked down and noticed the underwire from my bra had somehow worked its way out and was poking up from the top of my shirt. I was mortified. Luckily, it was all women interviewing me.”

#4 Attend a Laughter Yoga Club. Laughter Yoga is gaining in popularity in companies and colleges throughout the world. It combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing and was launched back in 1995 by Dr. Madan Kataria in Mumbai, India. According to Dr. Kataria, Laughter Yoga “is a powerful force for improving staff performance at the workplace” by reducing stress. Laughter Yoga Clubs are free for everyone and run by volunteers trained as Laughter Yoga Teachers and Laughter Yoga Leaders.

Bottom Line: Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” Are you and your colleagues spending enough time laughing during the workday? According to one study, “adults tend to laugh only 15 times per day” whereas “healthy children may laugh as much as 400 times per day.” Maybe the real secret to loving your job is actually through laughter.

So…a manager walks into a staff meeting carrying a rubber chicken and says…

~ Lisa Quast
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaquast/2013/02/25/laugh-your-way-to-loving-your-job/


Tuesday, 29 January 2013 16:49
The healing power of laughter is something that laughter coach Allison Marcotte is very familiar with. Having gone through some tough times of her own in recent years, including the heartbreaking deaths of loved ones, she is well-aware of its ability to help people cope with life’s tragedies and absurdities.

“If I hadn’t had the laughter, I’d probably be at the mental health ward,” Marcotte said, as she went on to describe her changing personality over the years.

“I was a very serious person,” she recalled. “I would laugh when all the work was done. So I didn’t laugh a lot, and then about four or five years ago when I got introduced to Laughter Yoga, it changed my life.

Mentally, laughing elevates mood, improves brain functioning and communication skills, facilitates learning, increases creativity and rapport with others and replaces negative emotions with positive ones.

Physically, it reduces stress and anger, increases energy and endorphin levels, protects the heart, lowers blood pressure, strengthens the immune system, improves blood circulation, digestion and respiration, relaxes the muscles and decreases anxiety.

“They say 10 minutes of laughter is like 30 minutes on a rowing machine,” Marcotte noted. “I always say to people, ‘What would you rather do, laugh or work out?’”

“It changed my life for the better, and so that’s kind of why I’m here every Thursday night, regardless of whether there’s one or 21 of us — because to me, if I can help make one person’s life a little bit better, then I’ve served my purpose.”
Full article can be read here http://www.paherald.sk.ca/Local/News/2012-12-27/article-3147755/Laughter-yoga-more-about-laughs-than-yoga/1


I would love you to join me for a Laughter Yoga  Intro Workshop.

21 January 2013 from  7-8pm

SIMPLY LAUGHTER WORLDWIDE
INTRO WORKSHOP 60 mins

Introduction to Laughter Yoga and Welcome –  5 mins
My story, Laughter Yoga history, concept and benefits 15 mins
Laughter exercises -20 mins
Laughter Meditation – 10 mins
Q & A 3-5 mins
Body check

Workshop fee:  FREE for this time usually 200aed

Yassat Gloria Hotel Apartments

Sheikh Zayed Road, The Greens , Dubai

Yassat Gloria Hotel Apartments, 8th Floor Activities Desk Opp Grand Midwest & Gloria Hotel

This changed my life – let me help you change yours.

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This is another landmark in the spread of Laughter Yoga and its application in different areas of life, when recently Dr. Sami Al-balhan, a psychologist and a certified Laughter Yoga teacher introduced Laughter Yoga in a girl’s school in Kuwait. After being trained by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of Laughter Yoga, Dr. Sami was determined to do something for the people of Kuwait. By starting Laughter Yoga in a girl’s school, he has created more awareness about the concept and has helped the children to develop a more positive attitude in life and become more joyful and happy. Doing Laughter Yoga on a regular basis will teach them how to cope with difficulties and face the challenges of life with a smile and a better outlook.