In keeping with the rapid growth of the laughter movement and increasing awareness about the benefits of Laughter Yoga, a London Council has hired Liza Moon as a Laughter Yoga teacher in their effort to bring more laughter and joy into the lives of people.
Here is Lizas story:
Liza Moon, London, United Kingdom: This is all quite exciting! Im not sure that Waltham Forest, the London borough council who will be employing me from September as a Laughter Yoga teacher, quite realizes the growing understanding of how important laughter is. Yet, only a couple of days ago, I had a lady on the phone from a newspaper agency who wanted to write an article about Laughter Yoga, and I gave her all the enthusiasm I had right down to the tips of my toes! I told her to find Dr. Kataria on Youtube and just to spend some time amusing herself and discovering all the benefits of laughter.
It is great to see how people and media are all exposing the secrets of laughter and helping to generate more awareness about the unique exercise routine for complete wellness.
I was in the nursing profession for 16years gaining several qualifications and different areas of experience. Then I took a break and a degree in Life Sciences before going off to work for a while in Zaire. Then I got married, had two amazing sons, whom I home educated up to GCSE standard. When I became able I studied and practice Hypnotherapy. However, it was when I was running workshops that I discovered laughter on the web and took a Laughter Yoga Facilitation course with Julie Whitehead and Jo Hoare of the Laughter Network in 2009.
A year later, a group of us got together and Laughed for the BBCs charity Children In Need. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRxOhtKRD6U This year we hope to be laughing for Children in Need in the heart of London in Covent Garden which would be wonderful. To add to it, I now have this assignment which will go a long way to help the employees to laugh more and experience the benefits of Laughter Yoga which combines yoga and laughter exercises for better physical, emotional and mental health. Regular laughter sessions will help people cope with depression and reduce their pain and stress at a time when they are losing their jobs. Laughter has the ability to uplift people's mindsets and help them deal with adverse situations in a much better way. It is such a simple thing but can do so much for a person's health.