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65 Hour Laughter Wellness Facilitator Training

Registrations for our July 2019 training are NOW OPEN.

 

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 65 hour Laughter Wellness Facilitator Training structure, which includes a supervised practicum, is unique to Laugh and Live Well.

 

Our 65 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!

This Training Is For:

People interested in facilitating Laughter Wellness sessions with others, including:

  • Wellbeing Practitioners and Facilitators
  • Workplace Wellbeing Facilitators
  • Yoga Teachers
  • Community Workers, interested in sharing Laughter Wellness with community groups
  • Health Care Workers, interested in sharing Laughter Wellness for health and wellbeing
  • Aged Care Workers, interested in sharing Laughter Wellness with seniors
  • Volunteers, interested in sharing Laughter Wellness with specific groups, through an organisation

 

People interested in incorporating Laughter Wellness principals and tools for creating positive energy, into their line of work, including:

  • Coaches
  • Psychologists
  • Counsellors
  • Health care workers
  • Teachers

 

People looking to explore the power of laughter and positive energy for their own health and wellbeing.

An Overview Of Our Laughter Wellness Facilitator Training

This 65 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 65 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.

The 65 Hour Laughter Wellness Facilitator Training Structure

Four Day, or Intensive Three Day, Face-to-Face Training (24 contact hours)

You will learn:

  • What Laughter Wellness is and what it involves
  • The key benefits of laughter for physical, mental, social and emotional health and wellbeing
  • How to teach a Laughter Wellness session
  • How to effectively introduce the Laughter Wellness method to a group, to create context
  • How to help participants get the most out of their experience
  • How to introduce and lead a laughter meditation, to enable participants to experience free-flow laughter in a safe space
  • How to lead a grounding exercise, to ground the energy of laughter and bring people into a state of balance
  • How to effectively wrap the session up
  • How to plan and sequence a dynamic Laughter Wellness session
  • How to start implementing Laughter Wellness sessions, in your community or organisation

 

10 hours Online

  • 8 hours of Online Practice and Q&A Sessions, within the 3 month training period. Practice sessions are hosted by Connie Costa and may involve opportunities for trainees to facilitate an online Laughter Wellness session, with the group, as a part of their practicum. Any remaining time may involve a group discussion and an opportunity for Q&A’s.
  • Training Wrap Up – A 2 hour Facilitated Group Call and Virtual Certificate Ceremony with your trainer and all group members, at the conclusion of the 3 month training journey.

 

1 hour of 1-1 phone calls

  • Each month, you will have a 15 minute 1-1 phone call with your trainer, to discuss your training progress, personalised next steps and any questions you may have.
  • At the conclusion of the training, you will have a 15 minute 1-1 call with your trainer, for personalised feedback.

 

Non-Contact Hours Include:

  • A 10 hour teaching practicum – You will be required to plan, facilitate and log 10 hours’ worth of Laughter Wellness sessions. This must include at least two 1 hour sessions, two 45 minute sessions and two half hour sessions. Your teaching practicum will be organised by you. It must be made clear to your participants that the Laughter Wellness session you are leading them in is a practice session, as a part of your Laughter Wellness Facilitator Training. Sessions may be conducted with family and friends, at your place of work (if deemed appropriate by you and your organisation), with the Bondi Beach Laughter Club community, which is coordinated by Connie Costa (a sign-up sheet for leading at Bondi Beach Laughter Club will be available at the face-to-face training and is subject to availability), online with your training group during the Online Practice Sessions or with an organisation that welcomes you as a trainee after you have approached them with an introductory letter from Laugh and Live Well (Terms and Conditions Apply).
  • 20 hours of course credit will be given for: your assignments, lesson planning and preparation time (15 hours) and self study using your Laughter Online University Membership (5 hours).

 

Assignments include submitting:

  • Your Laughter Wellness session plans (10 hours worth in total), for review and feedback, by your trainer.
  • A written reflection of each Laughter Wellness session that you facilitate as a part of your practicum, due within 3 days of leading each session, for review and/or feedback from your trainer.
  • A log sheet documenting at least 10 hours worth of practical Laughter Wellness sessions led by you, during the three month training period.
  • A video presentation of you introducing a Laughter Wellness session for the general public, due towards the end of the training.
  • A video presentation of you introducing a Laughter Wellness session for your target audience, due towards the end of the training.

 

Note – Any aspect of the 65 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.

About Your Trainer

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.

Prerequisites

– 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.

Upcoming Laughter Wellness Facilitator Trainings in Sydney, Australia

Starts July 2019 – Three Days Intensive 

Dates – Sunday 14th, Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th July 2019

Times – 8:30am-6pm, each day

Location – The Centre, 14 Francis Street, Randwick, Sydney 2031

 

Starts January 2020 – Three Days Intensive

Dates – Sunday 19th, Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st January 2020

Times – 8:30am – 6pm, each day

Location – The Centre, 14 Francis Street, Randwick, Sydney 2031

Tuition Fee

Super Early Bird Special for July 2019 Training – An extra $100 off the Early Bird Special for the FIRST 5 PEOPLE TO SIGN UP. $2395. Full payment of $2395, or a deposit of $695, due by 11th June 2019. If paying a deposit, the balance of $1700 is due 3 business days before the training start date.

Early Bird Special for July 2019 Training- $2495. Full payment of $2495, or a deposit of $695, due by 11th June 2019. If paying a deposit, the balance of $1800 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:

  • 24 contact hours with your trainer and group members, during the face-to-face training days.
  • A hard copy of the comprehensive Laughter Wellness Facilitator Training Manual, written by Sebastien Gendry, Founder of Laughter Wellness.
  • Morning and Afternoon Tea, during the face-to-face training days.
  • A LOU (Laughter Online University) Laughter Academy Premium Membership. This will give you access to resources and hundreds of hours of additional reading and viewing materials to support you on your journey.
  • 8 hours of Online Practice and Q&A Sessions, during the 3 month training period.
  • Four 15 minute 1-1 calls with your trainer, to discuss personalised next steps and feedback.
  • Feedback on all Laughter Wellness session plans submitted by you, before you facilitate the sessions, as a part of your practicum.
  • Feedback on your written reflections of the Laughter Wellness sessions, facilitated by you.
  • Insurance, as a trainee under your trainer’s insurance policy, for all Laughter Wellness sessions that you facilitate as a part of your Laughter Wellness Facilitator Training practicum, provided that the practice sessions have been approved by your trainer. This insurance policy is Worldwide, excluding the USA.
  • Your trainer will be on call, during your practice sessions (as per insurance requirements).
  • Your trainer will observe three Laughter Wellness sessions, facilitated by you, as a part of your practicum and share feedback on each of the three sessions observed, with you, after submission of your written reflection. One of these sessions will be during the Online Practice Sessions. The other two will be arranged between you and your trainer (some T’s & C’s may apply). If you are traveling from out of town to attend this training, you may submit a video recording of two Laughter Wellness sessions, facilitated by you, instead.
  • A two hour facilitated online group call to wrap the training up, debrief and celebrate your achievements.
  • Access to the Laughter Wellness Facilitator’s Australia – Laugh and Live Well Facebook Group, upon certification, so you can be a part of this community of Certified Laughter Wellness Facilitators.
  • Your Laughter Wellness Facilitator Certificate and readiness to facilitate!

Helpful Information for the Face-To-Face Training

  • Accommodation is available at The Centre, at an additional cost, if required. Please contact 9398 2211 for booking enquiries.
  • Lunch is not included in the tuition fee. A kitchenette and garden area is available on-site. The training venue is also within walking distance to many reasonable lunch options.
  • Limited all-day parking is available at the venue and surrounding streets.

How to Register

  • Carefully review all training information, including the course overview, dates, tuition fees and our refund and cancellation policy to ensure that our training program suits your needs.
  • Contact us if you have any further questions, or if there is anything you would like to discuss, about this training.
  • Contact us to express your interest and arrange an on-boarding call by calling Connie on 0466 474 080 or emailing hello@laughandlivewell.com.au. During this call, we will discuss what drew you to the Laughter Wellness Facilitator Training and what your training goals are.
  • We will send you an invoice. Your booking will be confirmed once payment is received by us.

What Others Have Said About Our Training

Bianca Spears, Empowerment Coach and Laughter Wellness Facilitator

Melisa Arboleda, Awareness Consultant and Laughter Wellness Facilitator

”I recently completed a 60hr (now 65 hr) 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!