2020 training dates to be announced soon!
Laughter Wellness is a powerful method that is designed to create and sustain positive energy. It reduces stress and improves health, wellbeing and connection. This training enables you to acquire the knowledge, skills and certification required to facilitate Laughter Wellness sessions with others.
Laugh and Live Well is Australia’s recognised provider of Laughter Wellness Facilitator Trainings. This 60 hour Laughter Wellness Facilitator Training structure, which includes a supervised practicum, is unique to Laugh and Live Well.
Our 60 hour Laughter Wellness Facilitator Training is approved by the International Institute of Complementary Therapists and is designed to set you up for success. We provide a supportive, encouraging and empowering space, that you have access to beyond your training period. We revel in the knowledge that you will be equipped to share the Laughter Wellness method with others. Join the growing community of Laughter Wellness Facilitators sharing positive energy around the world!
People interested in facilitating Laughter Wellness sessions with others, including:
People interested in incorporating Laughter Wellness principals and tools for creating positive energy, into their line of work, including:
People looking to explore the power of laughter and positive energy for their own health and wellbeing.
This 60 hour Laughter Wellness Facilitator Training will greatly enhance your personal and professional development. Through this training, it is our intention that you will be skilled, confident and ready to facilitate Laughter Wellness sessions, upon certification.
This 60 hour course will involve a combination of contact and non-contact hours. It will take three months to complete. Group sizes are kept small, with 10 trainees enrolled in each course. Our small group sizes help to create a supportive space and lots of opportunities for personalised guidance from your trainer.
Four Day, or Intensive Three Day, Face-to-Face Training (24 contact hours)
You will learn:
8 hours Online
1 hour of 1-1 phone calls
Non-Contact Hours Include:
Assignments include submitting:
Note – Any aspect of the 60 Hour Laughter Wellness Facilitator Training structure or overview may change, at the trainers discretion, if deemed to be in the best interest of the trainees and the group.
The training is always moulded to ensure that it is the best version of the training available for each group, every time it is run.
Connie Costa is an internationally recognised Laughter Wellness Facilitator and Trainer. She has a Bachelor of Education, with Honours, and over ten years of international teaching experience. Connie has shared the power of laughter with diverse groups, nationally and internationally. She opened the first ever Happiness Effect Conference in Kuwait, presented on Laughter Wellness at the All America Laughter Conference and regularly presents at the Australian Laughter Wellbeing Conference. Connie has shared Laughter Wellness with corporate organisations, non-profit associations, schools, universities and community groups, as well as with children and seniors. She is the co-ordinator of Bondi Beach Laughter Club and the annual World Laughter Day Bondi Beach public event.
Connie trained with Sebastien Gendry, founder of Laughter Wellness, at the highest level and became Australia’s first Laughter Wellness Teacher (Level 3), certified to train others. She has supported Laughter Wellness Facilitator Trainings, with Sebastien, in both Sydney and in the USA and has offered laughter Wellness Trainings since 2016. As a member of the Laughter Online University Training Team, Connie has supported the education of Laughter Wellness Teachers from around the world.
Laughter Wellness Facilitators, who have trained with Connie, have had the opportunity to collaborate with Laugh and Live Well, to facilitate Laughter Wellness sessions for corporate, educational and community groups. Connie is excited about sharing the Laughter Wellness method, with those who feel the call to join this training. Together, we can share the power of laughter for health, wellbeing and connection with more people, across the planet.
– It is encouraged that you experience a Laughter Wellness session before your training, if possible.
– Before signing up to this training, please contact Connie Costa to arrange an on-boarding call to discuss why you feel drawn to this course and what you would like to achieve out of it, to determine if this course is a good fit for you.
Sydney 2020 training dates to be announced soon.
Private trainings can be arranged for groups of between 6-10 people.
Contact us to discuss a private training for your organisation or group.
Early Bird Special – $2695. Full payment of $2695, or a deposit of $695, due 6 weeks before training date. If paying a deposit, the balance of $2000 is due 3 business days before the training start date.
Regular Training Price – $2995, paid in full at least 3 business days before the training start date. A deposit of $695 will secure your spot in the training.
Prices are in Australian Dollars.
Tuition fee includes:
For trainings at The Centre, Randwick
Bianca Spears, Empowerment Coach and Laughter Wellness Facilitator
Melisa Arboleda, Awareness Consultant and Laughter Wellness Facilitator
”I recently completed a 60hr Laughter Wellness Certification with Connie Costa, and I couldn’t be happier with how it was run, the level of care, assistance and support I received and the level of confidence, knowledge and competence I achieved.
I went into the training with the simple intention of learning more about Laughter Wellness and the benefits that come with it.
I can certainly say that I have learned and gained FAR MORE than I’d hoped for from this Laughter Wellness training. Now, rather than having that fresh-out-of-training “Newbie” nervousness that past trainings have left me with, I’m more than ready to run them as a true Laughter Professional; with Connie’s help, I already had a paying laughter wellness session at a corporate event just TWO DAYS after I finished my training. This training has been set up to help you to become a professional.
From the detailed and personal feedback to the delicious wholesome foods provided, to the presenting tips and the celebration call that she excitedly and proudly hosted at the end, everything in this training was well thought through and carried out with love.
It’s clear that Connie is SUPER PASSIONATE about helping others to thrive and shine as their authentic selves while using the Laughter Wellness method, and rather than being regimented about the exact “how” of everything, Connie highlighted the importance and impact of certain things, always directing us back towards our creativity, resourcefulness and personal goals. As a coach, I understand how important it is to be you and feel that you can handle anything that comes up when you’re facilitating, and Connie really empowered us to lead with confidence and trust in OURSELVES above all else. She made it her mission to ensure that we got what we wanted from the training, and would always nudge me towards thinking about and practicing with my target audience rather than just running any old session. Across the 3 months, Connie was readily available to answer questions or help out in any way she could. It’s awesome to work with a world-class trainer and leader with such an open heart, open mind and open ears; she asked for feedback on the training program along the way (as this was the first one to be run in this format) and her willingness to innovate improve and make this even more amazing was refreshing & inspiring.
I’d easily invest double what I paid for this training, as it has been truly invaluable and I’m sure it will impact my business and growth as a leader for years to come.
Thank you for being so open, loving and supportive Connie, it’s been amazing training with you and I’m so looking forward to working together again soon.” – Bianca Spears, shared directly on Laugh and Live Well’s Facebook page.
”Connie has so much passion for sharing laughter and positivity. She radiates positivity that is infectious and one can’t help but feel uplifted and inspired after Laughter Wellness. Connie has a special talent to create a comfortable and safe place. I have completed my Laughter Wellness training with Connie and she was a fantastic teacher, always making us feel confident and supported.” – Talara Blackwood, Laughter Wellness Facilitator
”I had the pleasure of being the first British person to train to teach Laughter Wellness level one with the wonderful Connie Costa at Bondi. I cannot recommend either the teacher training or the laughter wellness sessions enough. Laughing is something we all do, but sadly not enough. I never realised the health benefits of laughter. Finding out about laughter wellness opened a whole new avenue in my life to explore. I urge anyone to give it a go! Trust me, you’ll feel the benefits!” – Tina Henshall
”The techniques and principles I learned with Connie Costa are worth sharing with people in the community. My goal is to bring Laughter Wellness to the frail and aged, homeless people, and people with disabilities.” – Cesar Melendez
”A big thank you to Connie for training me in Laughter Wellness. It expanded my horizons and I immediately put it into practice at the local library yesterday. I had nearly thirty kids and they all had a great time.” – Stacie Haplin, Children’s Entertainer and Humanitarian Clown
”Connie’s laugh, passion and drive for spreading the Laughter Wellness principles are infectious and inspiring! The training was beneficial to me professionally and personally. A great way to put things in perspective. Laughter Wellness breaks barriers and pushes your comfort zone – just the right amount!” – Olivia Kelly, Corporate Recognition and Reward Program Specialist (Trained with Connie as a Laughter Yoga Leader and engaged Connie for corporate Laughter Wellness services).
”Connie is an excellent presenter, great energy and always went the extra mile. She kept our energy high with her enthusiasm and professionalism. In addition she has given us extra resources and was very encouraging to all the participants. It was a highly enjoyable training experience.” – Cat Piper, Cat Piper Psychology (Laughter Yoga Leader Training – 2016)
We look forward to sharing the Laughter Wellness method with you.
Contact us to book your spot!