Life Changing Experience

  • MY SORROW AND MY SMILE

    Loretta Bert - CLYT, Italy
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    “Mothers do not have obstacles; they don’t fear danger, never fear sacrifice: they silently use to build, day by day, the great miracle of love.” (Father David Maria Turoldo) I have had very troubled days, while dealing with my daughter Isabella’s disease, which began with a trauma when she realized she had been left by her father at the age of four. She faced the brunt of...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helps Cope With Grief & Sadness

    Chico Kanan, Laughter teacher, Okinawa
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    I'm proud to tell you that my Laughter Yoga Club (CHIBARIYO! Laughter Yoga Club of Okinawa) now has three days a week sessions, and it has really changed quite a few people's lives. In fact, recently, laughter helped us to get over the sadness and grief due to sudden death of one of our members. We cried and laughed at the same time, doing Laughter Yoga exercises that our friend had created! It was...
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  • Laughter Changed My Perception Of Life

    Arthur Fun
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    At the age of 27, after finishing my studies and qualifying in psychology and law, the question about the choice of profession became more important to me. I always wanted to do a job that I would love. After much thought and attending different personal development seminars, I got the insight that I would like to help people by laughter therapy. So, on June 8th 2013, I started searching for...
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  • My Experiment with Laughter Meditation-Wow !!!

    Dr. Dave MacQuarrie, Canada
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    My Experiment with Laughter Meditation-Wow !!! Here is a report by laughter professional Dave who experimented with various disciplines of yoga and alternative therapies for well-being and realized that Laughter Yoga is the best remedy for complete body – mind wellness. This is because it is a unique exercise routine which does not require humor, jokes or comedy. It is simple and anyone can do...
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  • The Laughter Ambassador From Hong Kong

    Dick Yu, Laughter Ambassador, Hong Kong
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    This great honor and encouragement was in appreciation of his years of promoting Laughter Yoga. He has worked relentlessly to set up Laughter Clubs in Hong Kong and oversee their progress. The clubs, now 20 in number, are led by laughter leaders and help to spread laughter exercises all around. He also conducts laughter leader training workshops twice a year. Dick lead groups of elderly people to...
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  • Laugter Makes Us Take Life Easy

    Amit Kharbanda, CLYT, Spain
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    At the age of twenty I left my home and started traveling in search of the most essential question - Who Am I ? Learning and practising many different spiritual paths. After many years I became a Kundalini Yoga Professor and started teaching Kundalini Yoga in many different countries. One year ago, while I was conducting a Kundalini Yoga Seminar in Moscow a participant and a friend named Jason Farrell...
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  • Laughter Yoga - A Way Out Of Depression

    Marina Ma, Hong Kong
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    I do not feel sick when I have piles of work. But I panic when more and more clients come to me and tell me about their suicidal ideations. I wonder why there are so many depression cases in recent years. There is no doubt that cases with depression are on a rise, and this trend not only affects people in Hong Kong but also people all over the world. In my experience, I find it hard to facilitate...
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  • Live Life With Laughter!

    Pauline Fung (Gogogo), CLYT & Master Trainer, HongKong
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    I lived in Hong Kong and earned my living as executive secretary to expatriates who came from UK, USA, Germany and Singapore. I was paid beautifully. But, the economy ran down and our company was restructured and acquired. Everyone left and I was the last one who witnessed the company to the end. Yet life has to go on. So many days and years I lived in misery until the day I came across Laughter Yoga....
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  • Laughter Yoga Has Changed My Life!

    Corinne Cosseron, France
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    My husband Fred and I live a life of Parisian bobos. While he is a lawyer, I am a journalist and our two little boys, Armand and Orel go to Kindergarten. In the year 2000 we hit our 40s and decided to go and live on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea - a life more in tune with new ambitions. Arriving in the charming village of Frontignan, I wondered how to convince my peers to join me in my new...
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  • Laughter Yoga And Me

    Peter Schupp, CLYL, Western Australia, Perth
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    I was introduced to Laughter Yoga in a park by the Indian Ocean in Fremantle Western Australia by Laughter Yogini Kate Lee. I was not hooked straight away but it was only later when my partner organized a Laughter Yoga facilitator training course, I slowly realized the depth of benefits of Laughter Yoga and how many people could use this for their wellbeing, including my own! I have always looked...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helps Connect With Our Inner-Child

    Michelle Major, CLYT, Ireland
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    Ireland's Michelle A. Major is a leading expert in laughter and creative play therapy & happiness habits. She is passionate about sharing and spreading joy, laughter and happiness throughout Ireland and emphasizes that Laughter Yoga can have remarkable power and really can be the best medicine for illness and stress management. In fact, laughing for just 15 minutes is the equivalent of 2-hours...
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  • Laughter Yoga Made Me More Compassionate

    Maurine Pachter, SA
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    I heard about Laughter Yoga in a Yoga Class. My yoga instructor got me involved and, on my very first session I felt I could conquer the world! Ever since, I do not take life seriously. I have become more compassionate, and am surprised to see how it has changed my thinking, and my interaction with people. Laughter is pure happiness, where one can laugh and actually receive aid emotionally. It has...
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  • Skype Laughter Club Changed My Life

    Maria Manninen, Finland
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    At the end of last year my life was so tough that I spent lots of time crying alone at home. I had read about Skype Laughter Club in one Finnish magazine of well-being earlier that year and really felt that I should give it a try. I signed in and anxiously waited for the first on line session. In a couple of weeks' time my life started to fill up with joy and laughter. I found myself smiling and...
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  • Laughter Yoga – A Great Healing Force

    Jacqueline Domhoff, Peru
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    Once again Laughter Yoga has proved to be a great healing force as seen in this inspirational story of Jacqueline Domhoff from Peru, a cancer survivor, who battled her condition by effectively using laughter to regain her confidence and self-belief. In 2009, when diagnosed with ovarian cancer she fell into a state of depression. She felt her life and career as a PR manager came crumbling down. Soon,...
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  • Laughter Helps Resolve Problems Easily

    Nat Lui, Tung Chung Laughter Club, Hong Kong
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    This is the story of how Sike, a retired senior,managed to overcome her Anxiety Disorder by joining the Tung Chung Laughter Club established in 2012 with the local organization at their library in Tung Chung area in Hong Kong. Sike loved laughing since the very first session and actively invited different neighbors to join the Laughter Club. Being diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder, she was under a lot...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helped Me Cope With Cancer

    M. Cecilia Acuña, Chile
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    In 2007 I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and my life was destroyed in a second with the news. I cried for few minutes and then asked God to help me to calm down so as not to scare my children and family. My prayers were answered and I could see some healing as a possibility. To begin with, my children helped me get cheerful by telling jokes, giving me comic books and showing me movies which made me...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helped Me through Difficult Challenges

    Leigh Meredith, CLYT, Charlottesville, Virginia
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    "In actuality, misery is a moment of suffering allowed to become everything. So, when feeling miserable, we must look wider than what hurts. When feeling a splinter, we must, while trying to remove it, remember there is a body that is not splinter, and a spirit that is not splinter, and a world that is not splinter.” ― Mark Nepo There is a laughter exercise I teach called, the challenge ....
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  • How Laughter Yoga Changed my Life

    Piotr Bielski, Poland
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    I was not always a funny, enertaining person. As a kid, I was rather a shy and solitary boy who preferred to read books or play computer games instead of having fun with other kids. I believed that nobody can like such a fat boy as me. However, a change of school environment helped me to develop love and kindness for myself and others. As a teenager, I switched to vegetarian diet and started an active...
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  • My Laughter Presentation Experience

    Caryl Derenfeld, California
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    On June 1, 2013, I made a presentation "Laughter - The Rhythm of Happiness" to about 1000 lovely participants at the TOPS convention in Santa Clara, California. It was a 90 minute talk and activity about using positive emotions and sustained laughter as a stress relief tool. Well received by the audience, they participated wholeheartedly in the discussion and laughter session. They played, danced and...
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  • Laughter Yoga In Kuwait

    Amal, Kuwait
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    I recently did three Laughter Yoga sessions in Kuwait - the first was my family who at first thought it was peculiar, but soon accepted the idea and learned to laugh with me. We didabout 15 foundation exercises, gibberish conversations, and ended the session with chants of “We are the happiest people in the world”; “We are the healthiest people in the world”, and “We are...
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  • Gifts Of Laughter

    Robin Regele, San Diego, Ca
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    About two years ago my doctor asked me to make an outward sound like yodeling and I found I could not. So, after some research on YouTube I chose Laughter Yoga to heal myself as well as to help others. I later joined Michael Coleman to create Laughter Matters, a Laughter Yoga non-profit in San Diego, Ca. In fact, I was the first volunteer leader to graduate and become a volunteer coordinator. I grew,...
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  • What Laughter Yoga Means To Me

    Caryl Derenfeld - CLYT, USA
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    Laughter Yoga has been a paradigm shifting experience for me. In December 2008 I embarked on becoming a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader thinking I could add this activity to my cache of programs for senior citizens. I had no prior knowledge or experience with Laughter Yoga, didn’t know much about the history, but instinctively knew it would be a great addition to my business. What I didn’t...
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  • Proud To Be The Youngest Laughter Coach In The World!!!

    Melina, Iran
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    I am so proud and happy to be the youngest Laughter Yoga coach in the world!!! Just 13, I am glad I could take part in Laughter Yoga classes because it is the best exercise for everyone, as it teaches how to face difficulties with a smile on our face. I had a very good experience from the laughter training classes and learnt many useful laughing techniques which I can use at any time in my life....
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  • Laughing would lighten me up and make me a happy self...

    Maj Britt, Denmark
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    Short interview with Maj Britt, Denmark taken by Dr. Kataria. Laughter has really changed my attitude. I’m a gym instructor and when I first joined the club, I thought it would be good for the body and the immune system. But, later I realized that the mental and soul benefits were the ones for me. I started with the physical benefits but now I can feel my soul healing. The main part is that...
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  • Laughter Yoga Becoming Popular In Doha

    Gabi Pezo, Doha
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    A recent article in Gulf News reports the growing popularity of Laughter Yoga in Doha, thanks to Doha resident and certified Laughter Yoga teacher Gabi Pezo, who had seen tumultuous years while growing up in a “dysfunctional family”. After taking to Laughter Yoga, it changed her entire perspective towards life and helped her remain calm and positive even in the worst times. Read how...
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