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. 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.
The 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 12 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:
5 hours Online
Non-Contact Hours Include:
Assignments include submitting:
Note – Any aspect of the course structure or overview is subject to change, at the trainers discretion, in the best interest of the trainees and the group.
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 an active member of the Laughter Online University Training Team, Connie supports the education of Laughter Wellness Teachers from around the world. Connie is excited about sharing the Laughter Wellness method, with those who feel the call to join this training.
There are no prerequisites for this course. It is encouraged that you experience a Laughter Wellness session before your training, if possible.
Early Bird Special for July Training- $1695. Full payment of $1695, or a deposit of $695, due by 31st June. If paying a deposit, the balance of $1000 is due 3 business days before the training start date.
Regular Training Price – $1795, paid in full at least 3 business days before the training start date. A deposit of $695 will secure your spot in the training.
Tuition fee includes:
– Weekly online interactive group practice sessions facilitated by a member of the LOU Training Team.
– Monthly online networking meetings, facilitated by a member of the LOU Training Team.
– Resources and hundreds of hours of additional reading and viewing materials to support you on your journey.
Starts July 2018 – Three Days Intensive
Dates – Sunday 8th, Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th July 2018
Times – 8:30am-6pm, each day
Location – The Centre, 14 Francis Street, Randwick, Sydney 2031
Starts November 2018 – 4 days
Dates – Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th, Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th November 2018
Times – 9am – 4:30pm, each day
Location – The Centre, 14 Francis Street, Randwick, Sydney 2031
”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 Level 1 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!