MODULE 1

The Laughter Wellness Blueprint

This training level is ideal for you if you are new to the world of therapeutic laughter, or already attended a laughter training in the past and would like to refresh and update your skills. Upon completion you will be skilled, confident and ready to add more laughter and joy into your own life, and facilitate Laughter Wellness sessions for friends and family, and/or as a volunteer in your community.

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Who This Course Is For

People in the following professions

…Actors or Singers, Alternative Therapists or Healers, Clowns or Comedians, Counselors, Entertainment Professionals, Health Care Professionals, Health Care Workers, HR or Management Training Professionals, Life Coaches or Alternative Therapists, Marriage or Family Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Professional Speakers, Psychotherapists or Psychiatrists, Recreation Activity Facilitators, Sales Professionals, School Teachers, Senior Care Workers, Tourism Professionals or Tour Guides, Yoga or Fitness Trainers, Sports Coaches...

For you if you'd 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.

Total: 38 Hours

This training module includes 14 contact hours and 24 non-contact hours over a 6-week time period.

14 Contact-Hours

  • Online group training: two hours weekly for six weeks. Every week (Tuesday or Thursday depending on your course start date) from 5-7pm, hour of L.A., CA.
  • Online group training review and follow-up: Two hours on week 12.
We're an approved training provider of the International Institute For Complementary Therapists (IICT)

24 Non-Contact-Hours

  • Participation in 12x 20 minutes Skype Laughter Yoga sessions (two per week for six weeks), and six one-on-one 30-minutes Laughter Wellness sessions taught by your study partner (Seven hours in total).
  • Five hour teaching practicum: You will be required to plan and facilitate six 30-minute Laughter Wellness sessions with your study partner, as well as two 60 minute Laughter Wellness sessions with a group of your choice in your community within 12 weeks of the start of this training program.
  • 12 hours of course credit will be given for your written assignments, lesson planning and preparation time.
 Every Week
Week 1-5Week 6Week 7-11Week 12
Live online group training and practice Weekly (Tuesdays or Thursdays depending on your course date), 5-7pm hour of L.A., California2 hours2 hours2 hours
Study partner practice Mutually convenient time2x 30min2x 30minWe recommend a minimum teaching practice of 1 hour per week.
Skype/Phone Laughter Convenient time to you2x 20min2x 20min
HomeworkWeekly assignment(s)
Study/Preparation2 hours2 hours

6 Weeks That Will Change Your Life

Prepare to laugh and learn!

Curriculum

Week 1: Understanding the context
  • Brief history of Laughter Therapy: How we got here.
  • Redefining laughter: 5 categories, 2 polarities.
  • 5 benefits of laughter.
  • What to say (and not to say) to motivate others to participate (5 simple, effective and interactive techniques to convey the benefits of laughter, 8 common laughter myths you need to forget and what to say instead.)
  • Contraindications to laughter.
Week 2: Laughter and Me
  • Simple body and brain hacks to unlock your laughter, at home and at work.
  • Laughter and healing, the 5 laughter sounds.
  • Laughter and emotional well-being, stress management.
  • Laughter and dancing, singing, gibberish, shaking.
  • Laughter and freedom of expression, self-confidence, creativity.
  • Laughter in romantic relationships.
Week 3-5: Laughter and We
  • The Laughter Wellness protocol: How to facilitate group laughter interventions from start to finish in 5 simple steps.
  • 100 foundational Laughter Wellness exercises (solo, 1-1, partner and group).
  • 3 laughter programs you can use right away and get immediate results from.
  • The Laughter Wellness code of ethics and guiding principles.
  • The legal side: What you need to know, have and do, and what not.
  • Teaching tips + how to handle common challenges.
  • Secrets of laughter clubs success: How to get started and thrive.
Week 6: Module 1 wrap up + preview of module 2
  • A professional look at the history and science of laughter
  • The Laughter Wellness pro toolkit
  • Beyond Laughter
  • Laughing with children
  • Laughing with seniors and the chair-bound

Graduation Requirements

  • Study! Read text and supplemental materials, participate as much as you can in the live weekly group trainings.
  • Three written assignments, due within the initial 6-week training period, for written feedback.
  • A log sheet documenting at least five hours of personal teaching experience (six 30-minute laughter sessions with your study partner and two 60-minute laughter sessions in your community). We encourage you to also include seven hours of involvement in practice laughter sessions (Every week 2x 20-minute with the phone/skype laughter calls, and 1x 30-minute with your study partner) during the six week period.
  • A weekly written reflection of your Laughter Wellness practical experiences, for written feedback.
  • Provide feedback at the end of the course.
  • Follow the Laughter Wellness code of ethics.

We will accept the submission of graduation requirements up to and no later than 12 weeks from the start of the training. If you fail to meet these requirements you will receive a certificate of participation instead of the Laughter Wellness Leader Certification diploma. If a person has an illness or an accepted reason for not completing the program, an option to re-enroll in the following session may be granted in order to complete the requirements. Any aspect of the course structure or overview is subject to change, at the instructor’s discretion, in the best interest of the trainees and the group.

6 Weeks That Will Change Your Life: Prepare to laugh and learn!

Your Investment

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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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

About The Course Instructor

Sebastian Gendry is a change-maker, coach and consultant with a passion for laughter. He has been a full time Laughter Professional since 2005 and played a major role in introducing Laughter Therapy in North America, Russia, and other countries. He is a master Laughter Yoga trainer, creator of the Laughter Wellness method, head of faculty of the Laughter Online University, and has appeared in 100+ newspapers and magazines and two TEDx talks, as well as major TV shows, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 minutes and ABC Good Morning America. He encapsulates and shares the power of positive and playful energy and creativity. His life mission is to help people live a happier, healthier and more connected life at a higher level of vibration.

Here Are Some Of Our Many Success Stories

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.

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 Moussly

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

Carlos Gongora

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

Karen Hasick

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Your investment with us is 100% risk free. 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 this course and are committed to your success because we want to grow with you. Your refund will occur within 30 business days following your cancellation.

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  • q-iconIs the Laughter Online University (LOU) an accredited institution?

    While LOU is not an accredited institution, we offer skills-based courses taught by experts in their field, and every course we offer includes a certificate of completion. Certificates can be saved as a .pdf or .jpg file so that you can easily share your accomplishment. Note that we are an approved training provider of the International Institute For Complementary Therapists (IICT).

  • q-iconWill this course certify me to teach Laughter Yoga?

    We love Laughter Yoga and played a major role ourselves in helping it reach a global audience, but no that’s not what we teach and therefore we do not offer Laughter Yoga Leader or Teacher certifications. See us more as the logical next step. Laughter Wellness incorporates everything Laughter Yoga teaches and more, within a much wider framework and following a different protocol that we’ve found is better adapted to Western audiences. Read more.

  • q-iconWhat if I don’t like this course?

    Your investment with us is 100% risk free. 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 this course and are committed to your success because we want to grow with you. Your refund will occur within 30 business days following your cancellation.

  • q-iconHow long do I have to complete this course?

    We will accept the submission of graduation requirements up to and no later than 12 weeks from the start of the training. If you fail to meet these requirements you will receive a certificate of participation instead of the Laughter Wellness Leader Certification diploma. If a person has an illness or an accepted reason for not completing the program, an option to re-enroll in the following session may be granted in order to complete the requirements.

  • q-iconIs there any way to preview this course?

    We are working on this but right now no, this feature is not available. This being said we’ve been a world leader in our field since 2012 and stand behind every course we offer by offering a 100% 30 day money back guarantee, so your investment with us is 100% risk free.

  • q-iconDo you offer Continuing Education Credits (CNEs, CMEs)?

    We do not offer continuing education credits at this point in time but this is something we are working on so stay tuned. In the meantime we are happy to provide all the needed documentation for you to apply yourself with your state professional board.

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