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Online Laughter Session Planner 2018-07-31T06:27:09+00:00

The online laughter session planner is an online database of over 1,001 exercises, activities and games that can be used during laughter programs. What is unique about it is that these exercises are grouped in 10 main categories and searchable using 24 different selection criteria, all within a user friendly interface that’s available 24/7/365, from your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

Planning high quality short laughter sessions or day-long workshops has never been easier. The online laughter session planner is the ultimate tool for complete beginners and seasoned laughter professionals alike.

Discover the coolest 21st century tool to unearth your mirth, consistently! No more spending untold amount of time and resources to find old or new joy-filled exercises for yourself and your group activities!

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Demo version, limited functionalities.

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$39/year • Includes the following 3 eBooks:
505 Best of Laughter Exercises ($17.99 value)
10 Laughter Session Plans ($9.99 value)
The Laughter Yoga Card Deck, 48 Exercises For Children, Seniors & Cardio Workout ($7.99 value)

Packaged with the LOU Pro Academy Membership

$199/year • Too many good stuff to list here, starting with a weekly 30-minute online laughter wellness class (all recorded for easy replay). Read more.

What’s inside

What are the 10 exercise categories and what is in each?

Laugh

Anybody can create a Laughter Yoga exercise on the spot (pantomime any daily movement and add laughter on top), but how many diamonds do you find in the mountain of charcoal that gets created? This list will feed your creativity and point you towards the diamond-making factory like no other. Includes:

+ Standing laughter exercises (many can be done seated if required)

+ Floor laughter exercises for the laughter meditation.

Breathe

Breathing exercises are a powerful tool in the hand of the skilled laughter facilitator. Sub-divided in:

+ Centering

+ Healing

+ Just For Fun

+ Workout

Clap

Clapping exercises are a powerful tool in the hand of the skilled laughter facilitator. Sub-divided in:

+ Classic

+ Mental Fitness

+ Workout:

Warmup

Sub-divided in:

+ Positive Affirmations

+ Body Warmups

+ Facial Warmups

+ Voice Warmups

+ Public Speaking Exercises

Wrapup

You could use all exercises in this category back to back if you had the time.

FAQs

Answers to common challenges faced by Laughter Professionals.

Dance

All exercises in this category are illustrated by a video Sub-divided in:

+ Folk Dance

+ Interactive Dance Movements

+ Solo Dance Movements

Sing

Most exercises in this category are illustrated by a video Sub-divided in:

+ Action: the singing accompanies a particular action

+ Voice: just singing

Play

This is a fun collection of cooperative games Sub-divided in:

+ Participation Stories

+ Action: involves some moving around

+ Talk: could be done on the phone if you wanted to

More

The exercises in this category are for professionals. Sub-divided in:

+ Free downloads: documents, template awards, videos, mp3s

+ Grounding exercises

+ Icebreakers

+ Show: how to convey important concepts through movements

+ Tell: different things you can say to capture the interest of a group within seconds

+ Tips: valuable information on how to strengthen and boost the dynamic and impact of your laughter sessions

What are the 24 selection criteria and what do they mean?

Sequence

All exercise programs follow the exact same sequence.
How long each part of the sequence lasts, and what you do in them is up to your personal preferences, abilities, as well as the needs and expectations of your group.
1. Tell: this is about capturing interest
2. Show: this is an important step in creating a strong group dymamic. You review and practice as a group what’s going to happen and how to transition together between activities.
3. Do: dynamic exercises go here, delivered within the framework that you established in step 2. Energies flow outwards.
4. Integrate: this is about deepening the impact you what you have done in step 3. Energies flow inwards.
5. Wrap up: this is about bringing closure

Timing

Joy manifests itself in three steps.
Ignore them and what you do will be judged far more than it is experienced.
1. Anytime: these exercises involve safe movements of everyday life and are understood by all. A typical example is the laughter handshake where you laugh as you shake hands. It is odd, yet safe enough to be simply “amusing.”
2. >5 minutes: these are playful exercises that young children will usually be willing to practice without any laughter warrmup, but not adults. A typical example is the peek-a-boo laughter where you hide, then reveal your face as you laugh. They are too far away from an acceptable adult behavior to be just “amusing”. Always practice safe exercises for a minimum of five minutes before you get into play mode, or prepare to be judged as an odd ball.
3. >10 minutes: these exercises have no frame of reference in everyday life. They invite you to behave like an extreme eccentric and move and/or sound like an animal, alien, or fantasy character. A typical example is the tongue trick laughter where you are invited to laugh as you do your funniest tongue trick. This kind of exercises are lots of fun and very therapeutic (they help disolve inhibitions very quickly) but practice with caution, only if you feel that your group is ready for them.

Movements

Have you ever been asked to laugh with a group of wheel-chair bound individuals, or on the radio where nobody can see you? A. Almost None: no physical movements are required for this kind of exercises. They are wheel-chairs and hospital beds friendly!
B. Easy: these exercises are low-impact and can be practiced by the majority of the population.
C. Harder: you need a healthy body, good balance and a strong heart for this kind of exercises.

Interactions

Advanced selection criteria Group activity: Typically these are call and response exercises. The facilitator calls and the group responds
None required: Do these alone or with 1 million people if you wish.
Partner activity: exercises for 2 people working together.
Team activity: exercises that need teams of people.

Focus

Advanced selection criteria Brain Gym: exercises that stimulate both hemisphere of the brain
Need Props
Touch=No: exercises that do not involve physical contact
Touch=Yes: exercises that involve safe physical contact (e.g. laughter handshake)