Laughter Celebrations and Forthcoming Events

It’s been a busy springtime and a lot of fun being involved in Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day on 24 March.  Our team of Laughter Yoga Professionals around the UK did a sterling job delivering Laughter Yoga sessions and living up to the Comic Relief slogan ‘Make your Laugh Matter‘.  The team raised £845.20!
See: http://www.merriemaggie.co.uk/red-nose-day/

We are now looking forward to celebrating World Laughter Day on Sunday, 7 May 2017.  Hundreds of Laughter Yoga leaders, teachers, facilitators and enthusiasts hold Laughter Yoga sessions on the first Sunday in May every year with then intention of laughing to promote World Peace.  I shall be running two 1-hour sessions on World Laughter Day at Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, DY8 2AA. The first will take place at 11.00 am and the other session at 2.00 pm.  The sessions are open for anyone to join in and will be FREE of charge.
See: http://www.merriemaggie.co.uk/world-laughter-day-2017/

From 4-11 June National Laughter Week 2017 will take place around the UK (See:http://nationallaughterweek.org)

LaughScotland on Sunday, 4 June
LaughEngland on Monday, 5 June
LaughWales on Tuesday, 6 June
LaughNorthern Ireland on Wednesday, 7 June
Laughter Conference and Festival from 9 to 11 June
For information about the Laughter Festival see: http://www.laughterfestival.org.uk

As part of National Laughter Week 2017, there will be LaughBirmingham – Laughter Flashmob on Monday, 5 June 2017.  Like last year’s event, we shall meet at Victoria Square and invite passers-by to join our series of 10-minute laughter flashmobs – this time during the lunchtime period from 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm.
See: http://www.merriemaggie.co.uk/laughbirmingham-laughterflashmob/

Laughter Fit – Documentary Video

During April and May 2016 I have been working with Niamh Conway-Carroll and her student colleague Hannah Burgess from Staffordshire University.  Niamh is a Journalism student and chose to do her thesis on the benefits of Laughter Yoga.

Niamh and Hannah attended a ‘Merrie Maggie’ Laughter Club in Wordsley and also ‘Merrie Maggie’ Laughter Club  in Malvern in order to gain sufficient video footage and interviews with participants, and also Graham Comfort with whom Niamh was carrying out a case study, in order to create the video.  Also assisting in the delivery of the Malvern session was Avril Phillips who had recently qualified as a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader with me a few weeks before.

Click on the video below to see the video, which has been very professionally put together by Niamh and I hope conveys what we do during a Laughter Yoga sessions and also how beneficial (and how much fun) participating in Laughter Yoga is: