Laughter PlayShop: Fun, Play and Spontaneity - In Benefit of Philippines
We must laugh before we are happy for fear of dying without having laughed at all.
Jean De La Bruyere
Please join us for two hour session where we will immerse ourselves into play and laughter with laughter yoga exercises. No prior experience is required, just willingness to participate and play.
If you are new to laughter yoga, you will find this as an easy and gentle introduction into laughter yoga. This is a closed, intimate space where we will explore play and playful in a more relaxed environment.
Laughter Yoga is an active form of exercise with lots of play and playfulness. Laughter comes easily and effortless through play, being playful. We work with psychology of laughter and put into practice the techniques that generate laughter. Laughter yoga session isn't a comedy, nor aims to be funny, as we are being ourselves and explore unconditional play and laughter.
Laughter and play helps to:
- bring back the joie de vivre -
-relax mentally and physically -
- reduce stress -
- relate to yourself and others in a playful way -
- helps with self acceptance & self love -
- eases anxiety and depression -
- improves social and communication skills -
- improves emotional resilience & listening -
- helps you to be joyful & present -
- helps you to accept the moment now -
- the more you laugh, the more you can laugh -
- the easier you can laugh, it gets easier to help others to laugh -
In fact, research shows that good humor and laughter may:
Buffer you against depression
Reduce stress and the impact of stress on the body
Reduce loneliness and increase bonding with others
Improve quality of life, even for people coping with cancer or chronic disease
Increase immunity—your body's ability to fight infection
Improve pain tolerance
Suggested contribution: £10
Regulars £5 If you have attended 5 or more workshops you become a regular.
Pay as much as you can afford
All money from this workshop (excluding £100 venue hire) will go to Philippines Typhoon Appeal, please pay directly here http://www.justgiving.com/Nihat-Tsolak
Please wear comfortable cloths if you have a mat please bring one, we will be lying on the floor.
Facilitator Nihat Tsolak
Professional trainer with over 15 years international experience in training and facilitating workshops. Nihat puts positive psychology into practice with play and laughter. Nihat has been featured in the BBC 'LOL, London', Daily Express 'A School of Giggles' and the Sun 'Try Yoga That's Good for Giggle's
Nihat is trained in Improvisational acting and drama by Keith Johnstone (Author of Impro), in Laughter Yoga by Dr. Madan Kataria (Author of 'Laugh for No Reason') and in stand up comedy by Logan Murrey (Author of 'Be a Great Stand-Up: Teach Yourself').
Nihat holds an MBA in Business from Imperial College and Masters in Psychology from Glasgow University.