MODULE 2

Setting You Up For Success!

This training level is designed for graduates of the Laughter Wellness Module 1 training who want to go deeper and acquire solid and lasting professional laughter abilities. Upon completion of this training module you will be skilled, confident and ready to implement a commercial (or free if that's your preference) Laughter Wellness program in your community or organization.

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Module 2 Is For You If

You have completed the Laughter Wellness Module 1 training and want to go deeper and acquire solid and lasting professional laughter abilities. We did our best to accommodate seasoned Laughter Yoga Leaders or Teachers into it but it does not work as too much time and individual practice is needed to catch up to the necessary level of knowledge and skillset. If you are one such person please start with module 1. Our full 30-day money back guarantee applies. If you feel you're not getting your money's worth of valuable education then we'll refund you in full.

Total: 37 Hours

This training module includes 17 contact hours and 20 non-contact hours over a 6-week time period, with a 2 hour follow-up on week 12.

17 Contact-Hours

  • Online group training: two hours weekly for six weeks. Every Thursday from 5-7pm, hour of L.A., California.
  • Three one-on-one 60-minute coaching sessions with your course instructor.
  • 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)

20 Non-Contact-Hours

  • Participation in six one-on-one 30-minutes Laughter Wellness sessions taught by your study partner (Three 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
Thursdays, 5-7pm hour of L.A.
2 hours2 hoursWe recommend a minimum teaching practice of 1 hour per week.2 hours
Study partner practice
Mutually convenient time
2x 30min2x 30min
Study/Preparation2 hours2 hours
HomeworkWeekly assignment(s)
One-on-one 60-minute coaching sessions with instructorWeek 1, Week 3, Week 6

6 Weeks To Level Up Your Life And Work

Acquire the skills and confidence to implement a Laughter Wellness program in your community or organization. Important: Completing module 1 or any equivalent training is a pre-requisite because, as you can see below, we already have a full agenda and there won't be time to backtrack.

What you should know and have integrated before joining the module 2 training

Here is a brief summary of what was studied and practiced over the course of 38 hours in module 1:

1) Science of laughter and theoretical framework of Laughter Wellness: Understand the 5 categories, 2 polarities of laughter + 5 areas of benefits. Mostly: 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.

2) Laughter and me: How to unlock our access to laughter, at home and at work. The 5 laughter sounds. The role laughter plays in emotional well-being and stress management, what it can and can’t do, and what working with this knowledge looks like in everyday life. Laughter and dancing, singing, gibberish, shaking. Laughter and freedom of expression, self-confidence, creativity. Laughter in romantic relationships.

3) Laughter and we: 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). 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.

Curriculum

Week 1: A professional look at the history and science of laughter
  • Laughter Therapy across the ages and continents: Important lessons and teachings from the past.
  • From Laughter Yoga to Laughter Wellness
  • Science of laughter, beyond the basics: What you ought to know and should be able to explain.
  • Review of 12 impactful and fun ways to explain the benefits of laughter.
  • Do you know your laughter trivia?
Week 2: The Laughter Wellness pro toolkit
  • Pro review of the Laughter Wellness protocol and how to facilitate group laughter interventions in 5 simple steps.
  • More Laughter Wellness exercises and activities (solo, 1-1, partner and group, standing, seated and on the floor), 20 voice and facial warmups, 10 easy and popular icebreakers.
  • The HEAL protocol and associated visualizations.
  • The laughter meditation, Pranayahahama and other powerful relaxation techniques.
  • How to work with difficult people and challenging environments.
  • On laughter and tears.
Week 3: Beyond Laughter
  • Simple and popular dancing and singing activities.
  • From intentional to spontaneous laughter: Theory of humor and fun, the play community, how to keep all excited and involved at the top of their respective abilities, 10 games that make people laugh.
Week 4: Laughing with children
  • Understanding their needs, age-group by age group.
  • General tips and tricks.
  • Laughter themes, creativity in laughter
  • Exercises that work well.
  • 1 template Laughter Wellness program with children.
Week 5: Laughing with seniors and the chair-bound
  • Understanding age-care, frequently asked questions.
  • Important advice, exercises that work well.
  • The soapy slope technique, empowering conversations, how to create your own laughter exercises, 117,600+ variations for any 1 exercise
  • Introduction to laughing with Alzheimer and Dementia.
  • 1 template Laughter Wellness program with seniors.
Week 6: Module 2 wrap up and preview of module 3
  • Beyond 90 minutes: 1/2 day and full day playshops
  • Laughter and healing: From Ha Ha to Aha…
  • Laughter in higher education
  • Laughter and public speaking, conference keynotes
  • Laughter Coaching
  • The Laughter Wellness module 1 and 2 trainings
  • Running a successful laughter business

Graduation Requirements

  • Study! Read text and supplemental materials, participate as much as you can in the live weekly group trainings.
  • Work with the course instructors.
  • Three written assignments, due within the initial 6-week training period, for written feedback.
  • A log sheet documenting a minimum of five hours of personal teaching experience (six 30-minute laughter sessions with your study partner and two 60-minute laughter sessions in your community) and three hours of participation in practice Laughter Wellness sessions (Every week 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 Certified Laughter Wellness Facilitator 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 instructors discretion, in the best interest of the trainees and the group.

6 Weeks To Level Up Your Life And Work: Acquire the skills and confidence to implement a Laughter Wellness program in your community or organization.

Your Investment

RegularUS$1,295
Laughter Wellness Leaders (module 1 graduates)US$1,295 US$995
Students, Seniors, Low IncomeUS$1,295 US$995
Payment in InstallmentsAvailable
Special Package Module 1 + Module 2Available
Become a teacher of laughter!

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.

...And Guest Teachers

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.

I value my Laughter Wellness diploma as much as my medical diploma. This training has offered me the tools and information to connect with people at a deep level and offer them a wellness medicine.

Sharon Montes, MD

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 Stalvey, Chaplain

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

Karen Siugzda, Graphic Artist

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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.

Space Is Limited So Don't Miss Out

Become 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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  • 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 Primary Laughter Wellness 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.

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    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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