Techniques, Tips & Tricks of Laughter Therapy
- Learn the essential techniques to facilitate group laughter classes with the general public, as well as learn everything you need to know to start, run and successfully grow your own Laughter Club.
- LOU Library (massive) + 1 monthly Q&A webinar (recorded and available for replay).Modules 1-3 (see below) + all premium resources of the
- Up to you. Includes over 100 hours of professional material and links to more.
- Private community discussion forum.
Optional $99/year to renew.1 year membership.
- level 1 training.You can buy modules 4-6 at your convenience for an extra US$135. The next level up after that is the
- Please see our Frequently Asked Questions below.
or US$135 to upgrade from module 1-3
- 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.
- LOU Library (massive) + 1 monthly Q&A webinar (recorded and available for replay).Modules 1-6 (see below) + all premium resources of the
- Up to you. Includes over 130 hours of professional material and links to more.
- Private community discussion forum.
- 1 year membership. Optional $99/year to renew.
- level 2 training.This membership already includes all the resources we are selling. Depending on your experience and current knowledge and abilities the next level up after this may be the
- Please see our Frequently Asked Questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we do offer easy payment plans whereby an agreed amount is charged directly to your bank account or credit card every month. Contact us for more information.
Life happens and that’s OK. We record all our online webinars and you will be able to both view them online and/or download them at your convenience about 2 hours after they end.
Please first read this.
What you have learned will help you, but it’s not a substitute for anything we teach. However much we’ve tried to accommodate people like you in the past, the learning curve is too steep and it doesn’t work.
The very minimum we require is that you first sign up for the modules 1-6 membership (just the resources – US$299) and study that. Contact us to discuss.
Look at it this way. Being a professional pianist does not make you automatically a professional drummer or guitarist. Knowing how to read music and play with others however will be of great help to you if you want to learn to play any other musical instrument.
Said differently, imagine a house with many rooms. The one you are in has a view that is simply what it is: a particular way of looking at what’s around you. There is always more.
What we offer is a different vision of laughter even though, in truth, “laughter” is not what it’s really about. Do not confuse the tool for the end result. This is about the breath and therefore (1) life and health, (2) our connection and relationship with the sacred both inside and outside of us, and (3) our connection and relationship with others, which is to say ourselves. Laughter can help provide wellness. Fully understanding what you are doing provides stability. Combine both and what you get is sustainable wellbeing, having fun making a difference. That’s what you will learn with us.
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.
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.
What we teach includes but offers a new vision of Laughter Yoga within a much wider framework. Our curriculum was written by Sebastien Gendry, one of the first Master Laughter Yoga trainers who played a major role in introducing Laughter Yoga in America, Russia and other countries. The full Laughter Yoga curriculum is included in our module 3, 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 online diplomas (if the membership you are subscribed to includes one) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (our mother company) and we’ll respond to you as quickly as possible.
Starting on February 14th, 2017, we mail out a hard copy of our diplomas (if you are eligible for one) for free in the continental USA. If you live overseas you can purchase a printed copy to be mailed to you for a small fee, otherwise we’ll email you a soft copy.
This only applies to our memberships that include a diploma: 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.com, www.alternativebalance.net, www.sportsfitness.com, IDEA 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.
If the membership you are subscribed to include a diploma, then upon completion of your studies you will be Certified as a Laughter Wellness Teacher Level 1, 2 or 3 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.
Yes, you can. What you can’t do though is share them or post them online. Unless explicitly mentioned otherwise, all of the material inside the LOU campus (that’s everywhere on our website after you have had to login) is copyrighted and we take this topic very seriously. In general: We already share a lot of free resources. Please respect our work.
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. If your budget is tight for whatever reason we encourage you to start studying and practicing what you will learn in our free resources and then take it from there.
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.
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.
This is one of those questions that’s both a yes and a no. You can download a lot of our material and study it offline but not all of it. Overall, having easy access to a good broadband or network connection will guarantee an optimal experience of our online training modules. If you do not have a computer and/or internet access, then consider visiting your local library. Most have those and offer them as a free service to the general public.
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.
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.
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 if you all use the same computer as our learning system keeps track of one person’s progress per account.
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.
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).