Lockdown laughter yoga virtual laughter yoga workouts! ++ ask about your special bonus booking gift!

With further lockdown restrictions currently implemented here in the U.K stress levels are high, depressions is rife and we are facing a mental health crisis as we all navigate these challenging times.  We have also been told to work from home wherever possible so many corporate teams are physically disconnected once more! So much doom and gloom!

Thankfully we know this time shall pass as everything is impermanent, however we still need to find coping mechanisms and well-being tools that can help us to feel less stressed, uplifted and happier.  Laughter yoga totally fits the bill.  I often say, it doesn’t matter what makes you laugh, it matter that you laugh although when we are facing challenging times and everything feels so serious it is not so easy to find reasons to laugh or to even access joy!

What if I said, you do not need a reason to laugh? What if I said you do not even need to find something funny or rely on comedy, jokes or humour in order to laugh! And it get’s even better as in laughter yoga we practice intentional laughter, we choose to laugh for the health of it! We are just laughing and we still get all the health benefits as we would from natural laughter.  Laughter is contagious so even though we start with simulating sounds of laughter, very soon it becomes real!

This is exactly where laughter yoga comes into it’s own because we do not need to be in a good mood to laugh!  We learn how to access our inner joy, to re-start our laughter engine!

We are now offering the following Virtual Laughter and fitness energisers and wellbeing sessions in our zoom room or your chosen platform

From 5 minute training day micro laughter blaster energisers and zoom screen fatigue busters to icebreakers to one and a half hour laughter yoga wellbeing and workout sessions.  The choice is yours.  We can offer all of theses services virtually thanks to video conferencing technology

Get in touch with Lady HaHa for more info and to book your team ticket to joy!

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or call us on 07387 563902

And for an extra laughter bonus which you will receive once you are booked in! Call Lady HaHa and say the following HaHa HiHi HoHo Lady HaHa please laugh with me! “breathe in through your nose and a nice big hearty laugh on the out breath”!  (Lady HaHa will do this with you)

Creating a new healthy laughter habit for your workplace team the more you do it, the easier it gets

While historically, people have thought that it takes 21 days to create a new habit (or change an existing one), recent claims have pushed that number up to a average of 66 days. In fact, the most recent significant study shows that it can take anywhere between 18 and 254 days to form a new habit, an average of 66 days.  In laughter yoga we have been practicing a 40 day challenge to create a new healthy laughter habit!

The study mentioned above was undertaken by Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre based at UCL Epidemiology and Public Health.

The team has completed a groundbreaking investigation into how people form habits, published last month in the European Journal of Social Psychology. Here Phillippa explains the key factors in creating and breaking habits and how we can help set up for ourselves new patterns of behaviour.

It really is interesting reading!

I encourage all new laughter yoga leaders to participate in what we call the 40 day laughter challenge to help start a new healthy laughter habit which ideally then turns in to an easily accessible daily laughter practice.  When we laugh for just 10-15 minutes daily we gain the best health benefits.  When we create a new healthy laughter habit, we actually enable ourselves to access laughter more easily and freely. It can then become a powerful go-to tool during challenging times.

So a one off laughter session or workshop is great but for longer term health benefits, we really need to make it a daily practice.

We are now offering this service to help our corporate laughter clients and for you and your team to create a new daily laughter habit! Are you in ?  Contact us for details and all from the comfort of your home or office!

We are finding there has never been a more important time than now to bring laughter in to help bring teams together, to motivate, to help release stress, to lift moods and here’s the big one to boost productivity!!! A happy healthy workforce is more productive!

Contact us for details of our laughter sessions online on zoom or the virtual platform of your choice.  Also offering our special monthly laughter booster plans helping your team to a healthy laughter habit!

Corporate Laughter services

 

Laughter Yoga for Mental Health Awareness Week in London Laughter Yoga, it's so much more than just a laugh!!

Very busy last week with no less than 8 workshops, mostly Laughter Yoga for Mental Health Awareness Week. Fabulous to see so many different organisations and corporations embracing Mental Health Awareness.

I would be really surprised if each and every one of us is not affected by MH issues at some point in our lives, be it us personally or someone we know.

I know how it feels to suffer the effects of stress, panic attacks and depression and I am thankful to have found Meditation at that time in my life.  Meditation was my support tool until I had the strength to move away from an unhealthy working environment.

Actually all that pain and misery was to be the making of me, drawing me to explore complimentary and holistic health and wellbeing methods and tools that I now work with to help others.

I now run Laughter Yoga Wellness London & UK. We offer various holistic health and wellbeing workshops and therapies that help people feel better in the workplace, including Laughter Yoga Wellbeing Workshops, Sound Meditation, EFT, Massage, Meditation and more offerings being added all the time.

Did you know ?

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.

In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.

You can check out more unbelievable and interesting stats over at www.mind.org.uk

Fantastic Feedback from Imperial College where I held two laughter yoga wellbeing workshops for their Staff and Teachers as part of their #mhaw17 programme. How awesome, to be the highlight of their programme. Looking forward to more workshops at Imperial College.

Check out the lovely feedback

Thank you Odette, it was the highlight of our Mental Health Awareness Week programme. Something so different, fun and beneficial to staff stress levels and overall health. “

Some more feedback from participants at our Laughter Yoga Workshops for Mental Health Awareness Week with a few Media companies. All participants remarked on how less stressed they felt after the workshops.

It was lovely. Great to finish on Yoga Nidra

Fully enjoyed the session – really wasn’t sure how I would find it, but I loved it

Loved it !!

Great Fun, Feel energised and relaxed

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but loved it and feel very calm and happy now!

Really different and fun.

Really interesting session – never practised laughter yoga before and I definitely saw a difference in my mood.

I loved this session and would recommend this to everyone!!

Really good fun! Can we do it every Week?

It was great to get out of my comfort zone.

It was great! Very relaxing and uplifting!

Relaxed – like being a kid again.

Laughter Yoga is so much more than, Just a Laugh. Really this is a very powerful Holistic Health and Wellbeing tool.

Why Laughter Yoga ?

1. Elevates Mood
2. Reduces Stress
3. Strengthens the immune system
4. Relieves Pain
5. Social Connecter and Team Builder
6. Helps to improve efficiency and performance.
7. Energy Boost
8. Laughing through Challenges. It provides strength in adversity, a coping mechanism to help people keep a positive mental attitude regardless of circumstances.

Contact us for more info on making a difference to the health and wellbeing of your staff.

Blue Monday 16th January 2017 Laugh away the January Blues with a Laughter Yoga Workshop!!!

Laugh away Blue Monday this year with a Laughter Workshop.

Laugh away the Blues

Why Blue Monday is reputed to be the most depressing day of the year:

This day is apparently the most depressing of the year with people’s moods affected by their post-Christmas finances, the bad weather and the long wait for summer.

Researchers have dubbed it Blue Monday after finding that people are at their loneliest, debt levels are at their highest and the weather is at its worst, at this time of year.

A survey by the Co-op found that 26% of British people claim that this month is when they feel the most isolated

History of Blue Monday

Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) reported to be the most depressing day of the year. The concept was first publicised as part of a 2005 press release from holiday company Sky Travel, which claimed to have calculated the date using an equation.

In 2005 a television publicist persuaded psychologist Dr Cliff Arnall.to create a “scientific formula”

It really does not need to be Doom and Gloom as this is where us Laughter Yogis come in to play, literally 🙂 spreading Laughter, Joy and ooodles of Smiles and Giggles.

Contact us to lift the spirits of your workforce and make Blue Monday or indeed Blue January a Happy and productive time for your employees.

January in general can be a difficult month for many of us.  This time of year, the January Blues! can make even the most energetic of us feel down in the dumps. Cold, dreary weather, lack of sleep, short days and too much food and drink leave us feeling sluggish and overweight.

Some tips to beat the January Blues in the office.

Call out the professional Joy makers 🙂 for a rib tickling laughter yoga workshop in your office or workplace.  Contact us for a January filled with Laughter and oodles of Goodness. You will feel the benefits throughout the day ahead and learn some great tips on how to laugh for absolutely no reason.

What you can do yourself. 

Focus on lifting your spirits, practising a prolonged smile and learning to laugh for no reason. If you are having a bad day, take a moment, take a deep breath and greet yourself in a mirror with a big beautiful smile, holding that smile for 20-30 seconds or more and inside you will be smiling back and amazingly it will pick you right up. Smiling releases endorphin’s that help to pick up your mood and release stress, just like magic.

If you book your January Laughter Workshop in 2016 we have a special rate waiting for you!!! Please mention Blue Monday when you contact us.