We have created a new workshop with the guidance of David Somerville, a psychologist and formerly of Chester University. We call it Self Sabotage for Beginners! In an upbeat way, we look at characteristics and patters which we use which may sabotage our efforts to achieve what we think we want to achieve. The session needs at least two hours, and ideally three or four hours to give us enough time to review and explore.
75% of illness is stress related. When we feel stressed or under pressure, laughter often goes out of our life. Laughter is a great stress buster. The stress hormones, cortisol and adrenaline, are reduced following laughter. At the same time, the happy hormones (endorphins, serotonin and dopamine) are released, relaxing the body and mind, creating a natural high.
For some years Feelgood Communities have been working with Rev. David Gray of Creoginity, using laughter to increase well-being, reduce stress and build confidence for people in a wide range of settings.
Laughter is a social glue and perfect for many community groups and organisations, with all sorts of laughter activities. Laughter Yoga and therapeutic laughter!
We are working with Year 6 pupils to teach them laughter games to share with other pupils. This is set up as a Year 6 research project, and helps with confidence, communicating, and understanding science.
Laughter helps us physically and emotionally and socially to be healthier and happier throughout our entire lives. It is such a special and important physiological response