Members of Laughter Association UK work to the highest standards and many travel all over the country to facilitate workshops and training.
Active members of Laughter Association UK, i.e. Laughter Professionals who practice and run either Laughter Clubs, workshops, training and other events, have appropriate training as well as hold professional liability and indemnity insurance allowing them to practice their laughter skills.
I have the rare, painful fat disease lipoedema, plus fibromyalgia and arthritis and some permanent injuries to my shoulders and lower back. I have found that Laughter Yoga helps manage my pain, has improved my sleep and keeps me upbeat and motivated. I am better able to deal with stressful situations and my general outlook on life is positive. I am passionate about sharing this unique and effective exercise with others.
Since August 2017 I have been interviewed by local papers, appeared on the Morning Show on Radio 5 Live talking about laughter yoga and lipoedema & also on BBC Radio Cambs, Radio Newark, Peterborough Community Radio, BBC Radio Oxfordshire and BBC Radio Lincolnshire; I have participated in several guest podcasts and blogs, featured in Take a Break, Lincolnshire Life Magazine, Pear Shaped Magazine and appeared on Look North and with our UK Ambassador on Channel 4’s Good Grief, with the Rev Richard Coles. I regularly hold Laughter Yoga sessions at the annual Lipoedema UK conference, with small groups and sometimes as a taster or re-energiser with 150 people present.
I have led laughter yoga in different locations and situations. For instance: Health support groups, care homes, clubs, choirs, community groups, factories, conferences / training courses, businesses and at a hospital mental health unit. Since April 2020 I have provided online Laughter Yoga sessions for the Royal Voluntary Service and will continue to do so in 2023.
My background is in Development & Training achieving a Level 4 NVQ / Assessor Qualifications and PTLLs. After Covid interrupted plans, I successfully completed Laughter Yoga Teacher and Laughter Coach training in 2022. I complimented my laughter yoga qualifications with a Mental First Aid Certificate (Level 3) in 2019 and First Aid at Work Certificate (Aug 2022).
Having made a big move from Lincolnshire to Somerset in late 2022 I am looking forward to re-establishing myself in the area and nationally.