Health And Wellbeing

Laughter is increasingly being recognised as effective lifestyle, preventive medicine and complementary therapy.

Laughter yoga and laughter wellness have a positive impact on physical, mental, social and emotional health because:


Laughter and deep breathing exercises:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety, as they lower cortisol (stress hormone) levels in the body. When we feel stressed or anxious, the sympathetic nervous system or the body’s stress response becomes activated and the body goes into ‘fight or flight’ mode. This creates a change in our physiology, as the body prepares to deal with danger. Our breathing rate and heart rate increase and the brain becomes highly alert. The stress response can be helpful at times, as it helps us to respond to threatening or high pressure situations. But being in this state for a prolonged period of time can have a negative impact on our health. It can also affect the body’s ability to heal. Laughter and deep breathing exercises activate the body’s parasympathetic nervous system, which is the relaxation response. This helps us to feel calmer and more relaxed.
  • Strengthen the immune system, which often becomes weaker under stress. The movement of the diaphragm boosts the lymphatic system and enables it to remove toxins faster and produce more immune cells, which protect the body against illness.
  • Increase the supply of oxygen to the brain and body. This is important for good health and makes us feel relaxed, yet energised.


Laughter also:

  • Releases endorphins, our ”feel good hormones” and the body’s natural pain killers.
  • Enhances positivity and optimism and improves our ability to manage challenging situations.
  • Brings people together, as we bond with those we laugh with.

Contact us to discuss how we can tailor a ‘Laughter Wellness For Complementary Therapy’ program for your organisation.

Laughter Wellness For Seniors is an effective lifestyle program that has a positive impact on physical, mental, social and emotional health and wellbeing. It is a form of gentle, aerobic exercise that can be done in chairs. Laughter Wellness strengthens the diaphragm and abdominal muscles, increases blood and lymph circulation and effectively works the heart and lungs. It boosts positivity and brings people together through an uplifting, interactive, social activity.


Participants will learn:

  • Information about the benefits of laughter and deep breathing exercises for holistic health and wellbeing.
  • Tools to release unpleasant feelings stored in the body, through laughter.
  • A process that enables people to laugh, for no reason, for improved health and happiness.


Each session will involve:

  • Information about how laughter and deep breathing exercises improve health and wellbeing.
  • A laughter wellness session that involves a reliable process that helps people to feel relaxed, positive and energised.
  • Practical tools that will help participants to incorporate more laughter into their daily lives.


Laughter Wellness For Seniors can be booked as:

  • a one off session
  • an eight week program, where each session will focus on a different aspect of health and wellbeing.
  • a lifestyle program, or regular activity at an aged-care facility.


Contact us to discuss how we can tailor a ‘Laughter Wellness For Seniors’ program for your organisation.