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5814 basic variations for every laughter exercise, 175,560 possibilities if you play a bit with it, zillions if you sit down and get creative

You are not limited to just one way of doing any particular laughter exercise. There is technically an infinity of possible variations for each. Here is how it works.

First, understand that in Laughter Wellness we use laughter as a choice – you laugh just because (you want to be the cause of your health and wellness.) It has no prerequisites and requires no explanation beyond “I wanted to.” This is very useful because it means you can be as creative with it as you want. At the end of the day it does not matter whether someone can follow or even understands what you are proposing or not. All they have to do is simulate a laugh.

Start with the most obvious five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. Here are some very basic ideas:

  • How would you do your chosen exercise if you could see well, not well at all, or were blind?
  • What if you could barely hear but really wanted to hear?
  • What if you had something tasty/not tasty in your mouth?
  • How would an overwhelmingly pleasant/unpleasant smell impact your behavior?
  • What if you wanted to touch everything you see? Had shaky/sweaty/heavy/magnetic hands?
This standard list of five senses, however, doesn’t really give our body credit for all of the amazing things it can do. There are many more different things we can sense. Here is a more comprehensive list:

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You can easily combine up to three of these senses as an add-on idea to any laughter exercise (people get confused after that), so if limit myself to just 19 options (listed above), then that’s 19x18x17= 5814 possibilities. Play with it.

Below are 57 variations (up to 57x56x55= 175,560 possibilities) to make this process easier for you. There are lots more, but this list is a good place to start.

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About the Author:

Sebastien Gendry is an American expert on laughter and how to unlock its many benefits to promote wellness and wellbeing in everyday life, at home and at work. A work-related burnout and ensuing journey towards recovery led him to discover and fall in love with the world of therapeutic laughter in the early 2000s. He has since traveled close to one million miles over the past decade offering a variety of laughter and empowerment programs to 1,000s of people on four continents, and continues to do so. [Read more.]