October 2014 Laughter Wellness Conference
Our Laughter Yoga workshops are an enjoyable and dynamic team-building activity for the workplace.
Your employees will have loads of fun as they laugh themselves into a positive frame of mind and an improved sense of wellbeing.
Laughter Yoga workshops are also commonly referred to as Laughter Therapy or simply Laughter Workshops.
It’s all about laughing! There are no yoga movements involved in Laughter Yoga. The “Yoga” part comes from the creator of Laughter Yoga, Dr. Madan Kataria, who included yogic breathing exercises as part of his laughing workshops.
Laughter as a Team Building Tool
Our laughter workshop is a unique team building exercise that dissolves stress, tension and pressure in minutes.
Joy is a unifying experience and creates positive changes in the way people feel about each other. In a time of rapid change and high workplace stress, humour is an effective tool to develop staff resilience and maintain a positive outlook. It increases engagement levels and creates a healthy working environment, helping teams to communicate and work better together, and solving problems faster.
The laughter activities subtly help us to explore how we view the world and ourselves. They gently challenge us to let go of ego and judgements and connect us with others. It’s a liberating experience that loosens us up and allows barriers to come down, providing us with a safe space to feel a heartfelt connection with our colleagues and team – the group that laughs together stays together!
Our Laughter Workshop Explained
Our Laughter Yoga Workshop is typically one hour to fit into a lunch and learn session, but can be tailored to your time frame. The session can also be facilitated as a half day workshop containing informational components on workplace communication, stress management, resiliency, and of course a wide range of enjoyable activities.
Your staff will learn various techniques they can use in the workplace to relieve stress and much more… Participants don’t need any special clothing as the workshop won’t include any physical yoga exercises.
If you have a team that’s experiencing dysfunctional behaviour dynamics, then we recommend a series of laughter classes to act as a circuit-breaker. They will help diffuse the situation and reset the group to a more positive mindset.
Of all the indoor team building activities that you could choose from, Laughter Yoga is definitely the most fun!
You staff will thank you for it – participants often say that it’s given them a whole new perspective on their workplace.
We’re able to provide workshops in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide and other cities around Australia.
Health Benefits of Laughter Yoga
- Reduces stress
- Eases muscle tension
- Deepens breathing
- Improves circulation
- Releases endorphins, the body’s natural pain-relieving opiates
- Raises immunoglobulin-A, improving your immune system
- Helps release hormonal substances called cytokines that promote the activity of “natural killer” white blood cells, which specialise in fighting off invading bacteria and viruses, and in destroying potential tumour cells.
Psychological Benefits of Laughter Yoga
- Reduces stress and depression
- Improves self-confidence
- Lowers defensive barriers
- Increases connection with others
- Improves morale, trust and teamwork
- Improves ability to cope with challenges
- Renews a sense of meaning at work
It’s a Trusted Team Building Activity
We have been facilitating laughter workshops for almost 10 years, and guarantee that they are a trusted corporate team building activity. Many of Australia’s top companies have benefited including: AMP Insurance, Optus, Australian Institute of Management, Australian Executive Women’s Network, Power Pacific and Electricity Commission, St George Hospital, Toyota, McPherson’s Newspaper Group, CSIRO and N.R.M.A.
Please contact us on 1300 889 073 or email [email protected] to start organising a laughter workshop or to discuss which of our other fun team building activities and workshops will best suit your requirements.