Life is complex. Pain and stress are costly. Everybody needs some Laughter Wellness.

Learn how to create refreshing, reliable, and sustainable upward spirals of positivity that promote wellness and wellbeing.

Learn how to create refreshing, reliable, and sustainable upward spirals of positivity that promote wellbeing and being well.

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Our World Is In Crisis

We live in a sedentary age of increasing social isolation, sharply rising healthcare costs, and mental health challenges.

We live in a sedentary age of increasing social isolation, sharply rising healthcare costs, and mental health challenges.

  • Only 1 in 4 US adults and 1 in 5 high school students get the recommended levels of physical activity1.

  • 8 in 10 US adults are afflicted by stress2.

  • Over 40% of US adults have a co-morbid condition3.

  • 80% of employees say they are disengaged at work4.

Which ↑ or ↓ impacts the other?

  • Over 60% of US adults feel lonely5. The average American hasn’t made a new friend in 5 years6.

  • Over 60% of adults abuse drugs every month7.

  • 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness8. 1 in 6 takes a psychiatric drug9.

  • 1 in 5 adults  experience chronic pain10.

Laughter Wellness Heals
Our Mission

We’re Messengers Of Hope

Our mission is to create a happier planet, and laughter is our X factor – a small variable that has a major impact. We are the world leading supplier of education on Laughter Wellness, an approach to laughter that lights up people’s days, weeks, months, and with regular practice, their entire life.

Our mission is to create a happier planet, and laughter is our X factor – a small variable that has a major impact. We are the world leading supplier of education on Laughter Wellness, an approach to laughter that lights up people’s days, weeks, months, and with regular practice, their entire life.

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Beyond laughter, wellness

Laughter Wellness is certainly entertaining, but it’s not at all about entertainment. What we do is gradually scaffold people’s laughter circuitry and experience of the present to create a rapid shift in attitude and mood state, and ultimately a reprogramming of the mind. Among many other things it’s a very refreshing form of cognitive behavioral therapy, a most impactful form of structured socialization, and a heart-warming way to celebrate the best of humanity in all of us.Sebastian Gendry, CEO Laughter Online University

Laughter Wellness is certainly entertaining, but it’s not at all about entertainment. What we do is gradually scaffold people’s laughter circuitry and experience of the present to create a rapid shift in attitude and mood state, and ultimately a reprogramming of the mind. Among many other things it’s a very refreshing form of cognitive behavioral therapy, a most impactful form of structured socialization, and a heart-warming way to celebrate the best of humanity in all of us.” — Sebastian Gendry, CEO Laughter Online University

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Work With Us

Fun, Fresh, Friendly

Our trainings and services are like a circuit-breaker for negativity, and a washing machine for dirty emotions. If you believe that laughter is for entertainment, then it’s like a warm and sunny day in England: A really nice surprise that nobody expects.

Our trainings and services are like a circuit-breaker for negativity, and a washing machine for dirty emotions. If you believe that laughter is for entertainment, then it’s like a warm and sunny day in England: A really nice surprise that nobody expects.

About Us

LOU was founded by Sebastian Gendry in 2011 after over a decade of international experience offering a variety of laughter events, trainings, and programs to thousands on 6 continents. Beyond the quality of the education we offer, our success comes from our visionary strategy and supporting structure, professional standards, systems, and support.

The key business strategy for LOU is to provide online training (user-centered) and not just training online (teacher-centered). The key benefit is that the training and progress of the trainee is in the hands of the individual, as they can do it in their own time, at their own pace, to their own level, from anywhere, using most modern internet-enabled devices.

LOU has been designed with an element of variability that enables trainees to start at any level, and then progress from that point. This means that everyone from a “learner laugher” to an already “trained professional,” can join the program and advance from that point.

We have taken the process of quality seriously. All levels have been designed to ensure that the trainee transforms through learning, rather than merely gains information from reading. Our online trainings provide the unique opportunity for people to advance with rigorous assessment. Our trainings are peer-reviewed and validated.

The systems we use have been developed over many years. They are unique in that they are a refreshing, substantiated, and low cost approach to overall wellness that’s grounded in science and cognitive psychology. Our comprehensive soft skill games database for example allows facilitators to easily access and retrieve out of hundreds of entries the exercises best adapted to the needs of each of their groups within minutes, thus relieving any kind of performance anxiety.

LOU offers continuing and interactive online support so its students are never left with their problems unresolved.

Next Steps

“Whenever I feel overwhelmed by life’s trials, I enlist the techniques you taught, with marvelous results.”

Happy Laughter Wellness Student

Pat Holder

“This program has changed my life and I am changing others step by step.”

Happy Laughter Wellness Student

Karen Hasick

“I have learned so much and gained so much self confidence.”

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Mary Mayer

“I had no idea that this training would have such a deep positive impact on me.”

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Karen Siugzda

“Training with you was such a truly magnificent learning experience. You have a great program and being a part of it is a blessing.”

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Julie Pugmire

“What a FUN, stimulating and inspiring learning experience!”

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Melody Meyer