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8 October @ 10:30 am - 1:45 pm BST


Delivered by Barry Taylor, founder of Laugh Therapy; this is the only workshop event of its kind in the UK.

Join us at this fun and enlightening half day event and discover the many therapeutic benefits that laughter and play has for a wide range of health conditions. LIMITED SPACES. VISIT WEBSITE FOR BOOKING.


There is now a considerable (and growing) body of empirical medical evidence to show that the effects of laughter and play are profound and far reaching, and may offer considerable therapeutic benefit to a wide range of mental conditions and mood disorders, including:

  • Depression
  • Generalised Anxiety
  • Bipolar, Dysthymia, Cyclothymia, Seasonal Affected Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of Dementia
  • Lewy Body Syndrome
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Autistic Spectrum Conditions


Medical studies have also been conducted to explore the physiological health benefits. There is now growing evidence to support its effectiveness as a complementary therapy in treating conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • High Blood Pressure / Cholesterol
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Rheumatism and Arthritis
  • Heart Attack and Stroke sufferers
  • Mild to moderate respiratory conditions (such as early stage COPD, Bronchitis, Emphysema)


The National Cancer Institute recognises and defines Laughter Therapy as:

“A type of therapy that uses humour to help relieve pain and stress, and improve a person’s sense of wellbeing. It may be used to help people cope with serious disease, such as cancer as a complementary therapy.”


Even those who consider themselves to be in good general physical health may find themselves in situations where laugher therapy may offer benefit, such as those suffering with:

  • Stress
  • Burnout
  • Carers needing respite or those being cared for
  • Those facing a potential life changing diagnosis
  • Managing long-term disability
  • Anger management or conflict resolution
  • Mourning or grieving
  • Phobias and panic attacks
  • Shyness or lacking confidence.


At this half day event we will share these findings and shed light on the impact laughter can have on mind and body, whilst sharing techniques and exercises you can take away to bring more laughter and play in to your home and work life.  It is not a panacea, so we are not claiming to offer a miracle cure, however there is now a multitude of studies to support the claims, and strong testimonies from those who have benefitted.


Guided by Gelotologist and qualified Laughter Therapist, Barry Taylor – Founder of Laugh Therapy; Our half day event explores the following:

  •  What actually is laughter and why do we do it?
  •  The therapeutic effects laughter, humour and play have on health, wellbeing and recovery
  •  The various conditions to which laughter is scientifically proven to provide therapeutic benefit
  •  Discovering the different forms of humour, and exploring what makes you laugh
  •  Where to find humour and how to generate therapeutic laughter
  •  Introducing Laughter Yoga and Laughter Meditation
  •  Practical activities designed to induce laughter, reduce stress, enhance wellbeing and strengthen relationships

Attendees will also receive a LaughterCare resource pack including more tips, activities, exercises and strategies (not already included in the session) to promote more joy, play and mirthful laughter into your personal and work life.  Also included are complementary refreshments and a lot of laughter.


A two hour professional Laughter Therapy consultation, or a programme of Laughter Yoga by a qualified practitioner can can set you back in excess of £100! For a fraction of this price you will receive over 3 hours of life-enhancing knowledge and unintimidating fun. It will also be an opportunity to connect with others who may share your situation, and make new friends in a peaceful, positive, welcoming and non-judgemental environment.


As there are only a limited number of spaces available for this unique and enlightening workshop event, those interested in attending are advised to book fast to secure their place. Early Bird Tickets are available for a limited time, providing 30% off the list price!


Don’t miss this chance to laugh your way to better health. Grab a friend or relative and book your tickets today!


8 October
10:30 am - 1:45 pm BST
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