Free Laughter Summit

Laughter Therapy Summit

http://www.laughtersummit.com/

A FREE ONLINE EVENT
9-15 August, 2014

This Laughter Therapy Summit convenes 15 of the world’s experts in the field of Laughter, from India to America, Africa to Tokyo.
These Laughter Professionals will impart their knowledge, insight & wisdom in the field of Laughter as a Tool towards Health & Wellness!

We are very exited to share with you the latest developments, information, research & application of the leading experts in the field of Laughter as a Tool towards Health & Wellness!

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The Speakers at the Laughter Therapy Summit will help you live a balanced, healthy & joyful life. These interviews include:

Laughter practices, programs and techniques that will enrich your life and help you achieve your desired goals.
How to overcome feelings of being stuck, remove blocks, hesitation and procrastination.
How laughter can energize, transform and revitalize your life.
Techniques to improve your health & well-being to live a more balanced life.
Successful laughter applications and approaches world-wide.
The latest laughter research findings & studies.

Martin Combrinck
The Host for this Laughter Summit is Martin Combrinck, a Laughter Yoga Professional & Coach and Director of Laughter for Africa.
Laughter For Africa
Laughter for Africa: Creating Social Change through Laughter – by spreading Health, Joy and Peace to All the People in South Africa!

Laughter Summit
• Online Summit – Join from Anywhere.
• 15 Expert Guest Speakers.
• 7 Days – 24 hours a Day.
• Register for Free.
• Laughter ~ Health ~ Motivation ~ Joy ~ Well-Being!

 

 

 

 

 

The Laughter Guest Speakers

Dr Madan Kataria: Author, Founder of Laughter Yoga, International Speaker

Lesley Lyle
Dr Madan Kataria
Steve Bhaerman (Swami Beyondananda)

Sebastien Gendry

Steve Wilson
Dr Lynn Perreault
Albert Nerenberg

Saranne Rothberg
Jeffrey Briar
Dr Joel Goodman
Robert Rivest

Lisa Sturge

Dr Kimberley Bell
Allen Klein
Joe Hoare

Free Registration is Required.

Laughter Therapy Summit

http://www.laughtersummit.com/

A FREE ONLINE EVENT
9-15 August, 2014

STRESS MANAGEMENT – LAUGH MORE

STRESS MANAGEMENT – LAUGH MORE

 

Many people have experienced that stress can quickly add up…

Often stress increases:

  • when we are short on sleep
  • been eating lousy
  • working too much
  • family meddling in our affairs
  •  web surfing
  • text messaging
  • multi-tasking
  • number of computer screen changes
  • too much caffeine
  • heavy traffic conditions
  • driving in rain or snow
  • large metro urban driving
  • jobs that are tedious
  • jobs requiring extreme attention concentration
  • certain jobs are more stressful than others
  • sports
  • have too many things to do in a day
  • travel
  • vacation
  • certain people create stress for you
  • situational stress
  • violent movies
  • horror movies
  • action or thriller movies
  • certain kinds of music
  • your own stressors that only affect you

If we incorporate laughter into our day and keep a sense of humor things usually go better. Studies have shown that laughter reduces stress.

Extended laughter of more than 10 minutes produces serotonin and dopamine that relaxes us.

So make it a point to laugh more!

Attend a Laughter Yoga Class. Learn to play again.

Enjoy life!

A day without laughter is a day wasted. – Charlie Chaplin

For more information on Laughter Yoga look around our Atlanta Laughter Yoga Website.

Laughter Yoga For Business  | Laughter Yoga For Seniors |

Laughter Yoga Helps Cancer Patients

nearly Free Laughter Yoga Classes in Atlanta

You could also schedule a private Laughter Yoga Coaching Session.

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

Laughter Yoga is a unique concept of unconditional Laughter, according to this, anyone can Laugh for No Reason. It does not rely on jokes, humor or comedy. It initiates laughter as a form of an exercise in a group, and as the Laughter Sessions progress; Laughter becomes real and contagious.

The name, Laughter Yoga, is derived from combining Yogic breathing (Pranayama) with Laughter Exercises. This effective blend results in multiple health benefits, primarily increasing the supply of oxygen and boosting the immune system. It energizes and recharges the metabolism, making one feel fresh and energetic. The benefits are huge!

Call Richard at 404-889-1923 for information to transform your life.

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Director Richard Taylor BS, CLWI, CLYL

Certified Laughter Wellness Instructor
Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

ATLANTA – LAUGHTER – YOGA

5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 404-889-1923

Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlanta-laughter-yoga.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

MONTHLY FREE LAUGHTER CLUBS

Laughter Yoga with Blind Students in Bangalore

Laughter Yoga with Blind Students in Bangalore

http://www.laughteryoga.org

In August 19, 2012 Dr. Madan Kataria experimented Laughter Yoga Exercises and singing with a group of blind students in Bangalore India. Just have a look at the video, it was a great spiritual experience. Blind people have nothing much to laugh about in their lives. But these students are having great fun with Laughter Yoga. They are planning to have their own laughter club this way.

Blind Students experience joy with laughter yoga and music.

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In Atlanta, GA  USA ( Fulton County )  why not give it a try….

Call Richard Taylor, CLYL at 404-889-1923 to set up a session.

Director Richard Taylor BS, CLYL
Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

ATLANTA – LAUGHTER – YOGA

5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 404-889-1923

Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlanta-laughter-yoga.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

Laugher Yoga is the brainchild of Dr. Madan and Madhuri Kataria from India. Laughter Yoga is a form of exercise, yogic breathing and laughter for no reason. Here they incorporate
the laughter yoga at the beginning of the video and expand out to their joyful embrace throughout their drumming and singing and playing other instruments. Enjoy their wonderful music!

Key Words:

Blind Students , Blind People, Singing, Music, Laughter, Laughter Yoga, Laughter Wellness, Laughter Therapy, Joyfully Blind, Drumming, Atlanta, GA, Blind, Laugh, Joy

Laughter Yoga is a movement for Health, Joy and World Peace.

Oxford University Study Suggest Laughter Manages Pain

Laughter’s the best medicine suggests study

Science

14 Sep 11
Laughter
Oxford University

Having a good laugh with friends really does help us to deal with pain, suggests a new study. The international research team, led by Oxford University, found that when we laugh properly, as opposed to producing a polite titter, the physical exertion leaves us exhausted and thereby triggers the release of protective endorphins. These endorphins, one of the complex neuropeptide chemicals produced in the brain, manage pain and promote feelings of well being. According to the team’s research paper, published online in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, watching just 15 minutes of comedy with others increased the pain threshold by an average of about ten per cent.

The fact that only this type of laughter releases endorphins has probably evolved as a way of promoting socialising amongst humans, says the paper. It points out that many studies have already shown that laughter is 30 times more likely to occur if you are with others than when alone. The endorphin rush appears to be limited to a good belly laugh, shared with others.

The research paper makes an important distinction between relaxed, unforced laughter that creases the eyes, and polite laughter which does not reach the eyes. It concludes that when we laugh properly we produce a series of exhalations without drawing breath, an involuntary physical mechanism that is limited to humans and appears to trigger the release of endorphins. Laughter is important to other great apes too but they breathe in as well as out when they laugh, unlike humans.

The paper is based on more than ten years of research in which different experiments were staged to discover what determined our level of pain tolerance. Subjects were asked to watch TV clips or live staged shows, and their pain thresholds were measured before and after doing this using a number of different pain manipulations (ice-cold sleeves, pressure from a blood pressure cuff, and a painful, strenuous quad work-out).

The participants watched 15 minute clips from comedies like Mr Bean and Friends, and these were contrasted with clips on how to play golf or factual programmes, both designed to elicit a neutral response. In other experiments, they watched nature programmes designed to produce a positive, ‘feel-good’ quality; however, like the golf instruction clips, these did nothing to increase the pain threshold, suggesting that it is the endorphin-activating effects of laughter itself that is important, not just the feel-good factor.

Another experiment compared the pain thresholds of participants who had watched stand-up comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with those who sat through staged dramas. This experiment confirmed that the pain tolerance effect of shared laughter is not just something confined to the laboratory, but occurs in real life too.

Lead author Professor Robin Dunbar, Head of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford, said: ‘Very little research has been done into why we laugh and what role it plays in society. Using microphones, we were able to record each of the participants and found that in a comedy show, they laughed for about a third of the time, and their pain tolerance rose as a consequence. We think that it is the bonding effects of the endorphin rush that explain why laughter plays such an important role in our social lives.’

In both primates and humans, laughter has been found to play an important role, yet has received very little attention in academic literature. This latest paper supports other work by Professor Dunbar that suggests the importance of group activity in producing endorphins. A previous study by Professor Dunbar and Dr Emma Cohen found that members of a rowing team increased their pain tolerance by training as a group rather than as individuals. Other communal activities like music making, dancing and religious rituals have also been shown to create euphoric states which, according to some studies, can also be associated with the release of endorphins.

Source:  http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2011/111409_1.html

Laughter Yoga is a system of moderate exercise combined with yogic breathing and laughter (fake or real) that delivers such results. Sustained laughter is maintained with Laughter Exercises that promote proper body responses that helps release these endorphins. Also Laughter Meditation is a favorite to do so.

Most Laughter Sessions last 30 – 45 minutes with some longer. Group Laughing, Playing, Singing and Dancing, Miming form the exercises.

Manage your pain and feel inner well-being through: ( In Atlanta, GA )

CONTACT:

Richard Taylor, CLYL, CLWI
Certified Laughter Yoga Leader
Certified Laughter Wellness Instructor

ATLANTA – LAUGHTER – YOGA

5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 404-889-1923
Fax: 1-866-551-1253

Web: www.atlanta-laughter-yoga.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

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