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Become a Teacher of Laughter Online!

Study a very comprehensive and leading-edge Laughter Therapy training in your own time, at your own pace, from anywhere, using most modern internet-enabled devices. 30-day money back guarantee!

A Solid Foundation

Learn a refreshing, fully codified and substantiated approach to Laughter Therapy.

This training offers a unique perspective into the world of Laughter Therapy. It is a solid foundation for complete beginners, as well as a valued continuing education training for seasoned Laughter Professionals. It was designed and honed over 10 years of full time practice by Sebastien Gendry, a master Laughter Yoga trainer and leading French-American Laughter Therapist. It is packed with tools and strategies that you will be able to implement right away and get results from.

Three overall goals of this training:

You will be better able to:

  1. Transform essential knowledge from the science of laughter, happiness and ancient wellness practices into simple, reliable and practical activities that can benefit all in clinical, educational, consulting, corporate, and volunteer work.
  2. Laugh more easily and more often, and develop a personal “laughter for wellness” practice in their own life and work.
  3. Inspire and empower their clients with rich and healthy directions.

How do you want to learn?

  • Learning objectivesLearning objectives
  • IncludedIncluded
  • Estimated study timeEstimated study time
  • TermsTerms
  • OK to upgrade to higher levels?OK to upgrade to higher levels?
  • Level 1 (A Gift For You)

  • $147

    No diploma, no support

  • Learning objectivesHow to teach group classes. Learn the essential techniques to facilitate group laughter dynamics with the general public, as well as everything you need to know to start and run your own Laughter Club.
  • IncludedModules 1-3 (see below)
  • Estimated study timeAbout 20 hours
  • Terms1 year membership.
    Optional $79/year to renew.
  • OK to upgrade to higher levels?Yes. See FAQs below "Money Questions"

Open 24/7/365 • No diploma • No support

  • Includes
    everything in the
    bare bone
    membership
    as well as:
  • Email supportEmail support
  • Bonus module level 1 with pro tips, tricks and insightsBonus module level 1 with pro tips, tricks and insights
  • Private discussion forumPrivate discussion forum
  • Study partner programStudy partner program
  • 1-1 coaching sessions with your mentor1-1 coaching sessions with your mentor
  • OK to upgrade to higher levels?OK to upgrade to higher levels?
  • level 1 (full)

  • $397

    or 2x $219

  • Email supportUnlimited
  • Bonus module level 1 with pro tips, tricks and insightsyes
  • Private discussion forumyes
  • Study partner programyes
  • 1-1 coaching sessions with your mentor2x 45 minutes
  • OK to upgrade to higher levels?Yes. See FAQs below "Money Questions"

Join the next training session! • Full support

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(Level 1 and 2) Module 2: Laughter Alone - Simple Ways To Feel Better, Anytime, Anywhere
(Level 1 and 2) Module 3: Laughter Yoga The American Way

Pro skills

The purpose of this training is to make sure that you have fully assimilated what you have learned in level 1, acquire more skills, and learn how to laugh with a greater variety of publics (seniors, kids and business people in particular.) Upon graduation you will be able to confidently offer a variety of laughter-based programs, workshops and services in your community.Important note: You will not be able to train other Certified Laughter Wellness Teachers. (That’s a skill you learn in the Laughter Wellness Level 3 Teacher Training.)

How do you want to learn?

  • Learning objectivesLearning objectives
  • IncludedIncluded
  • Estimated study timeEstimated study time
  • TermsTerms
  • OK to upgrade to higher levels?OK to upgrade to higher levels?
  • Level 2 (A Gift For You)

  • $197

    No diploma, no support

  • Learning objectivesAcquire pro skills. Learn how to structure and lead professional laughter sessions, a solid framework of exercises, professional presentation skills, and overall a wealth of useful techniques as well as tips and tricks for all stages of your laughter sessions.
  • IncludedModules 1-6 (see below)
  • Estimated study timeAbout 30 hours
  • Terms1 year membership. Optional $99/year to renew.
  • OK to upgrade to higher levels?Yes. See FAQs below "Money Questions"

Open 24/7/365 • No diploma • No support

  • Includes
    everything in the
    bare bone
    membership
    as well as:
  • Email supportEmail support
  • Bonus module level 2 with pro tips, tricks and insightsBonus module level 2 with pro tips, tricks and insights
  • Private discussion forumPrivate discussion forum
  • Study partner programStudy partner program
  • 1-1 coaching sessions with your mentor1-1 coaching sessions with your mentor
  • OK to upgrade to level 3?OK to upgrade to level 3?
  • level 2 (full)

  • $497

    or 4x $139

  • Email supportUnlimited
  • Bonus module level 2 with pro tips, tricks and insightsyes
  • Private discussion forumyes
  • Study partner programyes
  • 1-1 coaching sessions with your mentor2x 45 minutes
  • OK to upgrade to level 3?Yes. You simply pay the price difference.

Join the next training session! • Full support

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You get modules 1, 2 and 3 (see the level 1 training), plus:

(Level 2 only) Module 4: Laughter Wellness
(Level 2 only) Module 5: Laughter In The World - Tips And Tricks To Laugh With Various Populations.
(Level 2 only) Module 6: Laughter As A Business - How To Start And Maintain Your Own Laughter Practice.

Take your laughter skills and career to the next level!

The Laughter Wellness Level 3 is our most advanced training level. It is intended for people who want to take their laughter skills to the next level and/or learn how to certify others as Laughter Wellness Teachers, Level 1 and 2.

Price: One payment of $1,497 or 12x $139.
Modality: Online + one week-end in person.
Duration: 12 months

Key Objectives: Benefits:
Bring your skills to the highest level based on the current state of the art in Laughter Wellness practices. You will work closely with Sebastien Gendry to ensure efficient and accurate transfer of knowledge.

You will get to apply your practical and theoretical knowledge in teaching others about Laughter Wellness through a series of practical role plays with your fellow students and real-life exercises in your community.

Many of our students add thousands of $ to their annual income with this training, having fun making a difference.

Is this training for you? Answer a few questions and find out!

Overview

There is a need for people who wish to create a laughter business to be able to maximize all the opportunities available to them. Whether you aspire to work as a local laughter instructor or wish to build a public speaking career presenting at conferences, to corporates, and to businesses, the rules of business are the same: You need to do the basics right.

This course gives you a strong business foundation and the skills required to be financially successful. It has been developed to enable the participants to know:

  1. How to present themselves to the business community in a credible way
  2. How to be able to develop and then deliver effective presentations and programs
  3. How to run a financially sustainable laughter business
  4. How to get these opportunities through effective marketing

There will be one 1-hour online class every two weeks for your chosen training duration.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • You will be able to access the call using any internet enabled device able to run Skype (Free download).
  • Group meetings are scheduled at the beginning of the course based on the participants location in the world and availability. Each call is recorded in case you cannot attend. You will have the option to re-watch each meeting at your convenience.
  • You will be reminded by email for each meeting 3 days, 1 day and 2 hours before the scheduled start.
  • This course is packed with information. To keep up and fully benefit you need to be able to dedicate a minimum of 2 hours of study every week for the full duration of the course.
  • You have the option to sign up and pay in full and save money, or pay a flat monthly fee of US$145.
  • Our cancellation policy is here. In short: All our online trainings and subscriptions come with a full 30 day money back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, then we’re not.
 

Outcomes

At the end of this training you will:

  • Month 1: Have a Killer BIO.
  • Month 2: Have your own marketing kit, and know how to create a marketing plan to promote your business
  • Month 3: Have a scripted professional 15 minute presentation, and know how to create and deliver paid laughter presentations to your target market.
  • Month 4 (add-on): Know how to create and maintain a business strategy and plan, and have your own for the next 12 months.
 
  • Group Skype meetingsGroup Skype meetings
  • Unlimited Email supportUnlimited Email support
  • 1-1 with instructor1-1 with instructor
  • Study partnerStudy partner
  • Course material & templatesCourse material & templates
  • Month 1-3

  • $397

    or 3x $145

  • Group Skype meetings6 hours
  • Unlimited Email support3 months
  • 1-1 with instructor
  • Study partneryes
  • Course material & templatesyes
  • Month 1-4

  • $547

    or 4x $145

  • Group Skype meetings8 hours
  • Unlimited Email support4 months
  • 1-1 with instructor1 hour
  • Study partneryes
  • Course material & templatesyes
  • Month 1-7

  • $797

    or 6x $145

  • Group Skype meetings8 hours
  • Unlimited Email support6 months
  • 1-1 with instructor3 hours
  • Study partneryes
  • Course material & templatesyes
  • Month 1-12

  • $1,497

    or 12x $145

  • Group Skype meetings8 hours
  • Unlimited Email support12 months
  • 1-1 with instructor9 hours
  • Study partneryes
  • Course material & templatesyes

Apply now to be notified of the next training session.
Maximum 10 participants per group.

Month 1-3: Basic Skills

Week #1: Creating A Killer Bio
Week #3: Review & Case Studies
Week #5: Creating A Professional Marketing Kit
Week #7: Review & Case Studies
Week #9: Presenting
Week #11: Review & Case Studies

Month 4: Intermediate Skills

Week #12: Running A Laughter Business (1/2)
Week #13: Running A Laughter Business (2/2)
Week #15: 1-1 Business Plan Review

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you don’t have to pay the full fee again when if/when you want to upgrade to a higher training membership.

Here is what you would have to pay extra:

No. You can purchase in confidence knowing that we won’t bill you in the future without your explicit consent.

A good education as a laughter teacher begins with understanding yourself and using strategies to improve your own life and circumstances. When you are courageous enough to work on yourself, you gain the experience and “muscle” to help others in a more effective and heartfelt way. Most of our students experience significant personal growth during the first several months, and then learn how to use that personal change to help others.

Difference in structure: You will have a much higher degree of interaction and personal experience in the in-person training.

Difference in content: You will learn much more online. Only so much material can be covered in an in-person workshop.

It’s the same diploma. What’s different is how you receive your education. To be clear, nothing can beat an in-person training with an able trainer. This is what we recommend if you have that option. You can always come back to us later if/when you want to learn more and simply buy our bare-bones resources.

You don’t need to train to do that and can start now using your own brand name if you feel you are ready. All education does (ours and anybody else’s) is (1) help you learn much faster and avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes and (2) give you access to an established brand name and material. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel, so to speak.

In general: “Laughter Yoga” is a registered trademark that belongs to the Dr. Kataria School of Laughter Yoga. We do not use it out of respect.

In particular: What we teach is similar to Laughter Yoga in essence but different in practice, just like the wheel of an airplane shares strong similarities with that of an automobile yet is used very differently. The full Laughter Yoga curriculum is presented in our Level 1 training with clear explanations regarding its strength and shortcomings, and we significantly build on it from there.

 

The world of Laughter Therapy is young and has currently no recognized set standards. Each school offers its own path. You will find the education we offer to be very comprehensive, yet studying with us (or anybody else for that matter) is no guarantee that other schools will accept your diploma for further advanced studies with them. Please check with them directly.

Our diplomas are issued by the Laughter Online University.

No, but then no Laughter Therapy training in the world, whatever the tradition, is currently endorsed by any known international yoga institute.

The best way to get help from support is to send us an email at support@thelaughterconsultants.com (our mother company) and we’ll respond to you as quickly as possible.

Your diploma will be emailed to you in electronic format. You can purchase a printed copy for a small fee.

To graduate you need to pass the quizzes for each of the modules included in your training, complete and submit all the assignments on your checklist, and submit a final paper to us for review. Please always keep a file with all your work on your own computer for your records. Your tuition must also be fully paid.

Yes, our diploma is recognized internationally, however please check your own country and state requirements for full details specific to you and your area. All around the world people will know that you trained with the best. Our faculty members are recognized experts. They are masters in the art of using laughter to help people to heal in body, mind and spirit. Sebastien Gendry is breaking new ground in the field of Laughter Therapy, expanding it through his constant invention of creative new strategies and teaching tools. This reflects on you. Your clients will know that you learned from the best in the field.

Any time you feel ready. This is a very personal decision and often has a lot to do with one’s previous life experience. We recommend you teach a minimum of 50 laughter sessions before you consider selling your laughter services. In the meantime, attend your local Laughter Club or start one yourself to build your confidence. We also recommend that you start explaining what you are learning to friends and family members. Teaching is often the best way to learn and it will be great practice for your client work.

In general: This will depend on your country, state, and the types of people you help. Please check the specific guidelines and requirements for you and your area.

In particular: If you have checked and you are not covered by anybody else’s general liability policy, then it is a good idea to get your own for peace of mind. You may want to review your existing insurance policies and/or ask your insurance broker for advice. You may not need a new plan.

For insurance purposes Laughter Wellness Teachers are akin to fitness or yoga professionals. The cost of public liability insurance in the USA varies between $125 and $300 per year. Popular insurance companies include www.phly.comwww.alternativebalance.net, www.sportsfitness.comIDEA Health & Fitness Association and Yoga Journal.

In general: This will depend on your country and state, the types of people you help and who is paying you. Please check the specific guidelines and requirements for you and your area.

In America: There are currently no regulations on Laughter Wellness teachers, or any other types of Laughter Professionals for that matter. You do not need to be certified, registered, or licensed in order to offer laughter programs. This means that unless required by an establishment (e.g., gym or health club) instructors are not required to hold any certification in order to work as an instructor. In fact, some of the most experienced and well-known teachers have never been certified, registered, or licensed. That is because “Laughter Therapy” is a relatively recent concept, especially in regards to teaching it.

The world of Laughter Therapy is not currently regulated and we have seem people with the same training call themselves Laughter Consultants, Laughter Trainers, Gelotologists or Laughologists (experts in laughter), Laughter instructors/practitioners, happiness/laughter engineers, or more simply Laughter Professionals.

You will be Certified as a Laughter Wellness Teacher Level 1, 2 or 3 when you complete your training, and that is what we recommend you call yourself. This title has
value. Claim it with pride.

You don’t have to attend the classes or calls live if your schedule doesn’t allow. If you miss a call you can go to your class calendar and listen to the replay at a time that suits you.

This depends on your membership level. Only Level 2 students enrolled to the full training can download videos.

We do offer group discounts, e.g., couples and multiple family members within the same household. Contact us for more information.

We do not offer scholarships at this point in time.

We accept all major credit cards, money orders cash for local customers, and numerous other payment alternatives (not everybody has a credit card.) Contact us for more information.

The only thing we don’t accept are personal checks.

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) on our website, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). When Credit Card details are collected, we simply pass them on to our bank in order to be processed as required. We do NOT store credit card information on our local server. We follow generally accepted industry standards (firewalls and other security measures) to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Read our privacy policy.

You are welcome to call us at +1 626 755 5999 in case you prefer to pay on the phone. We also accept money orders.

There are no hidden fees. What we advertise is what you pay, and that’s it.

All our online trainings and subscriptions come with a full 30 day money back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, then we’re not. To get your refund simply contact us and kindly tell us the reason for your refund request, so that we can learn from it. We stand behind our products and are committed to your success because we want to grow with you. Your refund will occur within 30 business days following your cancellation.

We rely on current mainstream internet technology that is platform independent. The experience you will have with us will be the same as the one you have normally browsing the internet and watching videos on sites such as www.youtube.com and www.vimeo.com, regardless of what browser or device(s) you are using.

In the extremely rare event where what we offer doesn’t work on your existing setup then all you have to do is cancel within 30 days of your purchase and we will refund you in full.

This being said, we recommend that you use an up-to-date major browser (e.g., chrome, firefox, internet explorer, safari) with a modern device that is less than 3 years old. This is not a must-have, but it will make your experience much more enjoyable.

Yes. Likewise, you can take a shower with a raincoat on – it’s technically possible – but that’s not necessarily the most enjoyable way to do that. It’s your call, really.

No (you can download a lot of our material and study it offline) but having easy access to a good broadband or network connection will guarantee your optimal experience of our online trainings. Accessing our online campus through a public library computer for example is feasible but not recommended.

We live in an increasingly complex world that needs not be intimidating. Make sure all your software are up-to-date and you will never have any problem, anywhere.

If you can read this and did not have to wait undue amounts of time for this page to display, you already have all the technology you need to enjoy most of the tools in our online training suite.

That’s it.

As a rule of thumb, a DSL connection with a downstream bandwidth of at least 1 Mbps or higher is recommended for smoothest playback of online videos. You can test your downstream bandwidth at www.speedtest.net

You can do anything you want, and our advice is that you take one course at a time and complete it before you move on to the next.

Yes and no, but more no than yes.

No: Our online trainings are available around the clock 24/7/365, which means that you can sign-in to study at any time, day or night.

Yes: Your chosen training may include some live and interactive webinars. While those are recorded so that you can watch them at your convenience, we encourage you to login at the scheduled hour to get the most benefits. Live attendance is however not a requirement.

In general: Technically the only requirement for you to complete your chosen training is that you have an active membership. You can take years to complete the class if you want to. Our learning center is open 24/7/365 and your membership is valid for 12 calendar months. You can renew after that for a small fee.

In particular: We are committed to helping you finish your training and get the associated diploma within 3 months or less for level 1, and within 4 months or less for level 2. If you choose to not complete it within this timeframe this is OK with us but then you will be on your own.

Absolutely!

You can access all of the material and resources associated with your training as long as you subscription is valid, which it s a full 12 months from the day of your purchase.

Yes, you can login from any internet-connected computer. However, you can only be logged in to one computer at a time. Our automated system monitors your logins and usage. If it appears that the system is being abused, you will be alerted. You should consider changing your password by editing your profile in the Members area to stop further activity. If continued abuses are logged, you may be in violation of our Terms and Conditions, and your account may be reviewed for possible cancellation.

Unfortunately, no we do not provide a CD version for any of our online trainings at this point in time. There are too many interactive and multi-media elements for us to be able to do that using the technology we currently have.

No, you cannot.

First of all this will annoy everybody as our learning system keeps track of your progress.

Second this will put you at risk of an automatic account freeze as this is a breach of agreement and our server tracks the number of individual IP addresses accessing each individual account.

Third, and to be clear, each subscription is only valid for one person. We offer significant discounts for multiple users, making it worthwhile getting a subscription for each employee. Please contact us for multi-user pricing.

Absolutely!

When you subscribe to any of our online trainings you get access to all of the included resources as long as your membership remains active (you get 12 months to start with, then you must renew for a low price if you want to keep it active).

Why People Study With Us

WE HELP LAY PEOPLE AND PROFESSIONALS
LEARN HOW TO HAVE FUN MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Laughter and meditation as daily mindful practices create wellness on physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual levels, and impact work proficiency and relationships at their core.

Leading edge. Beyond the quality of the education it offers, LOU’s success comes from its visionary strategy and supporting structure, professional standards, systems, and support.
Worldwide Community.  We currently have students in 42 countries, and counting. They are people who want to help themselves, their family, peers and/or clients of all ages to laugh to “live fully until they die” in a variety of social, professional and corporate settings.
Reliable. We have been active full-time at the highest level in our field since 2005, offering a variety of laughter programs to 1,000s on 4 continents.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee! Your purchases with us are all 100% risk free. If you’re not satisfied, then we’re not.
Ongoing support. We offer ongoing support to make sure you are never left with your questions unanswered.

Testimonials

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

“The program of the Laughter Online University is excellent. It demonstrates well how to achieve competency in teaching laughter-based programs. You have done a magnanimous job with a mountain of knowledge.”

Happy online Laughter Therapy training student

Dennis Stalvey

Jörg Helms: “I highly recommend LOU”

Salimah Kassim-Lakha: “My repertoire quadrupled”

Nihat Tsolak: “The amount of research, resources and videos is incredible”

Matty O’Shea: “It saves me so much time and money!”

“This was a great way to learn how to run laughter sessions and laughter clubs. It gave me all the info I needed to get started.”

Happy Online Laughter Therapy Training Student

Kate Rogers

“This has been one of the best and the most useful online courses I have been through, and I have taken quite a number of online courses. The material is very clear, extended and well researched. Well done!”

Happy Online Laughter Therapy Training Student

Sahar Moussly

“This course was a key factor in learning new Laughter Wellness techniques that I can implement with my clients.”

Happy Online Laughter Therapy Training Student

Carlos Gongora

“I want to let you know that as a long time leader and teacher of laughter (since 2003) I am so impressed by your program, feeling that it does include ALL of the different facets of laughter that are going on, and embracing the many ways to do it, without negating one or the other, but actually celebrating and inviting learning in an inclusive positive way. That is very impressive!”

Happy Online Laughter Therapy Training Student

Lydia Gonzales, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

“What a wonderful way to learn. It blows my mind. I thought I was learning Laughter Therapy to help others and I find it’s helping me. I really didn’t expect
that at all.”

Happy Online Laughter Therapy Training Student

Barbara Legge