LOU Laughter Academy

Become A Teacher Of Laughter!

The LOU Laughter Wellness training is a carefully planned, non-traditional, interdisciplinary group learning experience offered in four consecutive learning levels, each with a particular focus. Participants at each level are exposed to many of the best human and multi-media resources available, and enjoy the tremendous camaraderie and insights of other like-minded spirits.

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

Karen Siugzda

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

Karen Hasick

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

Mary Mayer

“This is an excellent course. I will tell all my friends and clients.”

Rosemary Christie

“You have a great program and being a part of it is a blessing.”

Julie Pugmire

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

Melody Meyer

This Training Is For You If…

…You are a…

…Actor or Singer, Alternative Therapist or Healer, Clown or Comedian, Counselor, Entertainment Professional, Health Care Professional, Health Care Worker, HR or Management Training Professional, Life Coach or Alternative Therapist, Marriage or Family Therapist, Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Professional Speaker, Psychotherapist or Psychiatrist, Recreation Activity Facilitator, Sales Manager, School Teacher, Senior Care Worker, Tourism Professional or Tour Guide, Yoga or Fitness Trainer, Sports Coach.

…You would like to do at least one of the following:

  • Add more laughter and joy into your life, and learn how to use laughter, levity and play to enhance your career, personal and/or volunteer life.

  • Become skilled and confident in the art of therapeutic laughter and how to spark laughter and arouse pleasant feelings and positive energies in self and others within minutes, both with and without humor, while improving health and quality of life.
  • Refresh and deepen pre-existing laughter knowledge you have (e.g., Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers).

  • Enjoy an international community of laughter- and joy-believers in a cross-section of disciplines.
Laughter Therapy Training: Add more laughter and joy into your life, and learn how to use laughter, levity and play to enhance your career, personal and/or volunteer life!

Guiding Principles

Collaborative learning environment

Every participant brings valued perspectives to the class. All pro-actively study, discuss and clarify issues related to laughter therapy and its possible applications.

Research-based instruction

Every we teach and share is based on science and published research.

Inquiry-based learning

We start by posing questions, problems or scenarios rather than simply presenting established facts or portraying a smooth path to knowledge. Our focus is on helping participants gain awareness to better help them acquire knowledge and build the skills required to use what they have learned in theory and consider how to apply these skills in their respective fields.

Interdisciplinary focus

Professional development is enhanced by learning about theoretical applications of laughter therapy in a variety of occupations including, but not limited to medicine, health and wellness, business, education, mental health, spiritual leadership, performing arts, writing, speaking, and professional training.

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.

Dennis StalveyDennis Stalvey

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!

Sahar MousslySahar Moussly

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!

Lydia GonzalesLydia Gonzales

This course was a key factor in learning new laughter techniques that I can implement with my clients.

Carlos Gongora,

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.

Barbara Legge,

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.

Kate Rogers,

Training Purpose

The LOU Laughter Wellness training is an inclusive, engaging and enjoyable way to deepen one’s knowledge of therapeutic laughter. Each learning module builds on the previous, gradually helping you develop in greater depth the mindsets and practical tools to help you in three areas:

1 Inner transformation: Gain a different perspective on life and how to dissolve stress at will and within minutes. Tune yourself in small efforts and in a game of alignment to the vibration of who you really are. As you practice what you learn you will increasingly feel less anxiety and irritation, less disappointment and frustration, and less loneliness, hurt and resentment in your everyday life. And when the waves of life come at you, you’ll meet them with more peace, contentment and love in the core of your being.

2 Personal and professional development: Understand the essential theoretical framework of Laughter Therapy, as well as the key benefits of laughter for physical, mental, social and emotional health and wellbeing; Learn how to effectively explain and illustrate to others the benefits of laughter using simple words and metaphors that capture people’s interest; Learn foundational techniques and exercises that spark laughter, arouse smiling, pleasant feelings and positive energies, and offer a whole new way of unleashing positivity and peace of mind while promoting multiple aspects of wellbeing.

3 Contribution and social change: Acquire the skills required to confidently and successfully implement enriching, endearing and empowering laughter programs in your community or organization, using our ready-made templates or creating your own, helping people shift their energies up, let go of pain and stress and create an inner pool of attraction for a happier, healthier and more holistic way of being and living.

Salimah Kassim-Lakha: “My repertoire quadrupled”

Jörg Helms: “So much great material and so well structured!”

Sharon Montes, M.D.: I value my Laughter Wellness diploma as much as my medical diploma.”

Tried And Tested

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 78 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 & Reputable. Our teachers are all seasoned professionals. Our founder, Sebastian Gendry, has been active full-time at the highest level in the field of Laughter Therapy since 2005 and has offered a variety of laughter programs to 1,000s on 6 continents.
Satisfaction Guarantee! Your purchases with us are all 100% risk free. If you’re not satisfied, then we’re not.
Support. We do offer various levels of support, but regardless of which membership you have one thing is constant: We’re based in America and 100% behind you. With us you will never be left with your questions unanswered.