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How To Start A Community Laughter Club

The following is an extract from the LOU level 1 online training. It assumes that you know how to lead group laughter sessions. If you don’t, learning these skills is where you need to start. See the training module mentioned above.

Best of Laughter Exercises Seriously consider starting or actively participating in Community Laughter Clubs, which are loosely defined as informal groups of people who get together to laugh as a form of exercise. They are fully independent, not-for-profit, non-political, non-religious and non-competitive community-based associations of diverse people who choose to be happy. Everyone is welcome. Each club defines its own meeting frequency.

No one needs permission to start a Laughter Club. They do not report to anybody, are not told what to do, and do not pay royalties to anybody.

Registration is not required although appreciated. Listing your Community Laughter Club helps to put even more people in touch. The main directory of Community Laughter Clubs in the world is here.

Watch Jeffrey Briar from Laguna Beach, California, talking about his experience starting a Community Laughter Club.

Important considerations

Know your big “why?”

Be clear in your intention – leave no room for wandering doubt that will throw you off course.

Although every Laughter Instructor brings their own personality and history to the challenge of organizing and conducting the laughter sessions, the most effective instructors are found to be dedicated, passionate and compassionate, stimulating, persuasive, compelling, energetic, vibrant, full-of-life, animated, whole-hearted, accepting, optimistic, “encouragers.”

Set the tone: Believe in yourself and others. This is going to be your baby for a while.

What will it look like?

Free vs Fee
When and how often will you meet?
Where will you meet?

Secrets of Community Laughter Club success

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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.]

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