Thursday, September 1, 2011

Laughing on Purpose

Earlier this year I went to the ICOT thinking conference. One of the workshops was not at all what I expected. It was on Laughter.
I had thought it was going to be about the importance of humour in the classroom for community; rather it had a interesting take on Laughter and its role in our lives. Helen Thyrvin led the session spending time outlining the benefits of laughter and then preparing us for a session of laughter yoga.

"You don’t laugh better if you think but you think better if you laugh."
“For laughter you have to leave you head behind”

At the end of the session I was in a room full of people giggling. How immature. How Naive. What a waste of precious time. But this is is the big So What I felt better for escaping my  slightly serious nature and even thinking about it makes me feel good, feel better to this day. Check out the video at the bottom infectious laughter.

There are Laughter Clubs even

Key components of a Laughter Programme
  • Playfulness
  • Deep breathing
  • Movement
  • Eye contact
You Need to drink water afterwards

Motion Creates Emotion how can laughter help
  • Coping strategies
  • Pain relief
  • Fighting depression
  • Team building
  • Problem solving

The science of happiness -


Doctor Madan Kataria - stress busters
toothbrush between teeth not allowed to let lips touch
Some Supporters
Dr. Lee S. Berk
Dr Hunter Patch Adams
Dr Michael Miller.

Daniel Pink - playful leaders that promote innovation and creativity

Hiring - we should be hiring the person with the best attitude not necessarily the best skills.

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