On June 2, I traveled to Media, PA (to paraphrase the Wizard of Oz) to hob-nob with my fellow Laughter Wizards. While not quite summer, we were treated to heat and humidity as we laughed and sweated together. Never doubt that laughter is exercise!
During the session I had a chance to talk about the difference between wellness and wellbeing — two phrases that are used interchangeably. These words are so important that the United Nations has included "physical and mental wellbeing" in its Human Rights platform.
Generally, wellness is the complete package, physical and mental health; think body and mind. Wellbeing encompasses inner feelings of happiness, satisfaction, contentment, fulfillment — think heart and soul. One cannot have true wellness without wellbeing. However, even in the absence of wellness, we can have wellbeing.
Laughter is a part of both wellness and wellbeing. There are actual physical health benefits to laughter as well as wellbeing enhancement. Laughter releases endorphins, the feel-good hormone, and using laughter "for the health of it" can get your brain to release those endorphins! Laughter can provide pain relief, mild aerobic exercise, and even lights up the same areas of the brain as meditation!
The Smile Side of Life can help you bring more humor and laughter to your life with Laughter Yoga sessions, Laughter Wellness presentations, even home parties where you supply the refreshments and I provide the laughter!
Please follow me on Facebook and check the webpage as now life enhancement programs are added! And, as we always used to say in dance school, keep moving and keep smiling!
Let's laugh together soon!
Noreen Braman www.njlaughter.com email@example.com
Certified Laughter Wellness Instructor
member: Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor
Living on the Smile Side of Life in Jamesburg, NJ
Laughter Fest Mondays in August
Children's camps, company picnics, senior centers, corporate wellness — what do they all have in common? Requests for daytime programs!
In August, my Laughter Fest Mondays have special day time program times! Laughter Yoga sessions, Laughter Wellness presentations or even a special Let's Talk Happiness workshop! Contact me now for best choice of dates!
Special Workshops and Presentations
The Smile Side of Life is proud to announce that new programs that enhance wellbeing and life skills are in the works. Noreen Braman, Certified Laughter Instructor, and Dale Ford, MS, M.Div. are combining expertise to bring your group a single or double informative presentation for 60-90 minutes of information, hands on workshops and fun!
Fun at work? Is such a thing possible? The Fun Dept and Delivering Happiness say, not only is it possible, it is necessary!
Watch this video and then contact me for how to bring this amazing concept to your workplace!