Skype Laughter for Cancer Survivors
Kate Squire Howe
11 January, 2018
Skype Laughter South Africa, 8pm (GMT+2) Monday to Friday from the comfort of your home
Laughter Yoga is a unique concept where anyone can learn to laugh for no reason at all! We don’t need to rely on comedy or jokes. We learn unconditional laughter, connecting with our own innate joy. We practice
laughter as an exercise accompanied with deep breathing, which leaves us feeling more energised and happy.
Laughter Yoga works on the scientific premise that the body does not know the difference between fake laughter and real laughter – so even when we pretend to laugh the benefits are the same. We can shift a mood within minutes. When we practice deep belly laughter for 10 to 15 minutes, endorphins are released, our stress levels reduce and the immune system increases.
Did you know we laugh to release anxiety and fear – the more stressed we are the more of a release the laughter is – laughter can be cathartic & is one of the most primal and powerful social contagions. It increases the oxygen and blood circulation, which can lead to creative thinking and regulate blood pressure. It is the quickest holiday from our stressors
Laughter Yoga started by medical Dr Madan Kataria in 1995, and is now practiced in thousands of clubs in 100 countries around the World. Our mission Health, Joy & World Peace though Laughter
The doctors prescription is daily laughter of 10 – 15 minutes
This last week, Cancer survivor & Laughter Yoga teacher Kate Squire-Howe, launched Skype Laughter South Africa. We laugh daily at 8pm, 365 days a year.
Skype Laughter is a conference call where we laugh unconditionally. Remember, the concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. When done with willingness, one gets the same physiological and psychological benefits.
We focus on laughter as a form of exercise. You can laugh gently, hear others laughing and enJOY as the laughter soon becomes contagious.
There is no talking, only laughing & we keep it to just audio, no visual - so don’t worry if you are in your PJ’s.
Joining Skype Laughter Club is as easy as 1,2,3
All you need is a computer or iPad with Skype (it is free to download www.skype.com) and an internet connection.
Add “SkypeLaughterSA” to your Skype contacts. We will accept your request and you are on.
Log onto Skype 10 minutes before the session starts
Before starting a session, the coordinator of Skype Laughter Club sends out a message inviting the online contacts to join. If you wish to join the session please send a message saying “I am in... ho ho hahaha... Please call” or send a smiley sign. At the scheduled time you will get a call and you can join in.
Remember we laugh (no talking) for 15 to 20 minutes. We can chat by typing messages and sending emicons to the group in the chat bar
There are Skype Laughter Clubs all over the World – for more information, the full schedule of Skype Laughter clubs around the World & some FAQ please email Kate on email@example.com
Skype Laughter is open to all - no Skype or Laughter experience required.
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