Published on December 4, 2007
Laughteryoganow.com: Laughteryoganow.com SE Women in Business Conference Thursday, 20th September 2007 My Story: My Story Training and Life Coaching since 2001 Introduced to The Guru of Giggling 2004 Home laughter yoga sessions in 2005 Clients include – Drug rehab centres Schools Hospitals Youth Resource Centres Retirement/nursing homes A man isn't poor if he can still laugh. The History of Laughter Clubs: The History of Laughter Clubs The first Laughter Club started in March 1995 in Mumbai India It was started by Dr Madan Kataria, who is a trained medical physician He saw a need to have a club where people went and just laughed to obtain the medical benefits of laughter They have now become so popular that they have grown into a worldwide movement of more than 5000 clubs throughout the world Laughter has 3 distinctions: Laughter has 3 distinctions 1. It develops a sense of humor, even if you don’t have one 2. It creates a good feeling inside of you 3. It trains you to laugh Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God. Stress: Stress Stress related illnesses are the biggest killers in the western world More than €112 million was lost last year in the Ireland alone due to stress related illnesses Stress weakens your immune system to enable stress related illnesses such as cancer, blood disorders, and depression to take hold Have you had any of these Stress Trigger Signs: Have you had any of these Stress Trigger Signs Colds Flu Chest infections Coughing Headaches Irritable Neck pains Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can. What is Stress: What is Stress Stress is the normal reaction of the body to an external situation which releases adrenalin The adrenalin impacts on your emotion, which changes your perception, which impacts on your reaction Sustained adrenalin rushes impacts negatively on your immune system and you get sick Business Stress Trigger Signs: Business Stress Trigger Signs People getting to work late An increase in sick days being taken Staff turnover increasing Accidents occurring Productivity decreasing Profit downturns Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter. There are 3 types of Stress: There are 3 types of Stress 1. Physical. This is caused by increasing the work hours 2. Mental. This is caused by a lack of time to do the work required 3. Emotional. This results in poor relationships and low morale Stress Management: Stress Management Stress is necessary but has to be controlled to - Change your mental state to meet work challenges - Alter your perception as to the need - Improve your reaction to the perception - These rules apply for both home and work Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. Ways to Relieve Stress: Ways to Relieve Stress Holidays and time off Massage Exercise Meditation But by far the cheapest and easiest is… Laughter Yoga: Laughter Yoga It’s less time consuming It’s cheap It’s easy Anyone can do it There are no set up costs There is no external equipment required It is easier to make people cry than to make them laugh. . The 10 Measurable Benefits of Laughter Yoga: The 10 Measurable Benefits of Laughter Yoga 1. It strengthens your immune system 2. It relaxes and unwinds the muscles 3. It changes your state of mind/mood 4. It brings hope and optimism 5. It improves your breathing 6. It develops team building 7. It improves communications 8. It makes people more open/less inhibitive 9. It develops leadership skills 10. It enhances creativity and innovation (right brain) It’s Important To: It’s Important To Move Do it as a group Have strong eye contact Fake it till you make it Laughter is by definition healthy. The Four Elements to Laughter Yoga: The Four Elements to Laughter Yoga Chanting Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha Clapping Breathing Laughing The Laughs: The Laughs Namaste Handshake Milkshake One metre Visa bill Lion Graduated Sitting Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Summary: Summary Join a Laughter Club Start a work Laughter Club Look at the website www.laughteryoganow.com Remember: Remember www stands for Weird Wonderful and It Works Keep Laughing The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.