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LAUGHTER BLOG

Letting Go Of Perfectionism Through Laughter

By: Connie Costa     Posted: March 8, 2016

If you are a perfectionist, it is likely that you hold yourself to a really high standard. You may be a perfectionist in all areas of your life, or just in some. For example, you may aim for perfection at work, but be sloppy with your house chores.

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Laughing With Skype Laughter Clubs

By: Connie Costa     Posted: February 4, 2016

The Laughter Yoga University launched several new Skype laughter clubs in 2016, including Skype Laughter Club Australia, which meets online at 8:30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (Sydney, Melbourne time) everyday, 365 days a year!

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A Hashtag Strategy For Laughter Events And Conferences

By: Connie Costa     Posted: October 19, 2015

If you’re hosting a laughter event such as a laughter conference or World Laughter Day celebration, social media can help you to connect with your audience and increase your event exposure. One way of enhancing your social media campaign is through a hashtag strategy. This blog post shares tips on how you can implement a hashtag strategy to track social media posts relating to your event, connect with your audience and increase awareness of your cause.

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5 Ways To Exprience More Joy And Laughter Everyday 

By: Connie Costa     Posted: September 22, 2015

In laughter yoga classes, we choose to laugh, because we can and it’s good for our holistic health. We release built up stress and tension, experience a catharsis and leave feeling relaxed, energised and positive. But as is the case with any yoga practice, it’s not just about what happens during the class, but what we can take away from it and incorporate into our daily life, that makes all the difference.

Looking to incorporate more joy and laughter into your day to day life?

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Laughter Yoga at Bondi Beach Laughter Club

By: Connie Costa     Posted: 4 September, 2015

Fancy starting your weekend with a good laugh, some sunshine and fresh sea air? Last Saturday, a group of Sydneysiders came along to do just that. They joined me for laughter yoga in the Ocean Room of The Bondi Pavilion and the new Bondi Beach Laughter Club was launched!

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How Laughter And Body Language Can Change Your Emotional State

By: Connie Costa     Posted: 3 July, 2015

We all know that there is a link between our emotional state and our bodily expressions. If we’re happy, we may smile and laugh but if we’re sad we may slump our shoulders and avoid eye contact. Laughter yoga can positively impact your emotional state because this link is a two-way link that works from body to mind too.

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Laughter As A Complementary Therapy For People With Parkinson’s

By Connie Costa     Posted: March 3, 2015

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects the control and coordination of body movements. It starts with the slow degeneration of dopamine-producing cells well before any noticeable motor symptoms appear. The motor symptoms start to appear when up to 50-70% of the dopamine producing-cells are destroyed. The symptoms of Parkinson’s occur as a result of a dopamine loss.

How can a therapeutic approach to laughter, such as laughter yoga, help people living with Parkinson’s?

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Laughter As A Complementary Therapy For People With Parkinson’s – Outcomes Of A First Class

By Connie Costa     Posted March 11, 2015

My recent article Laughter As A Complementary Therapy For People With Parkinson’s shared information about how a therapeutic approach to laughter, such as laughter yoga, may benefit people living with Parkinson’s. The article was written in preparation for a laughter yoga class with a Parkinson’s Support Group. The class was recently conducted and various benefits were observed, including some benefits that I had not originally contemplated.

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Everything Is Better With Laughter. Even A Massage.

By: Connie Costa     Posted: December 30, 2014

When Dave Hume, from Brisbane Laughter Club, presented his idea of a laughter massage at the Laughter Wellness 2014 Conference in Brisbane, I was highly sceptical. When we practised performing a laughter massage with a partner, I thought it was a novelty and treated it as such. I would go as far as to say that I was embarrassed that in the audience was Professor Paul Bennett, who had just presented his award-winning research on the positive effects of laughter in a kidney dialysis unit and here we were playing with fluffy clouds and bunny rabbits. Yesterday, I felt tightness in my shoulder blade, so on my way to meet Dave and other laughter colleagues for dinner in Sydney, I couldn’t help but to think of the ‘‘laughter massage’’. I was now ready to listen…

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