LaughingLife

Our aim is to provide Health and Wellness practised differently which leads to providing Total Engagement of all participants to build community resilience helping to provide the LINK between PHYSICAL / MENTAL health.

What We Do

A day without FUN is a day wasted. Our life is very interesting. Everyone has a story and are on a journey of life. Life should be FUN and ENJOYABLE, not always in a hurry to get the results required through speed but in a timely manner which suits the individual.

It is interesting to see people stressed, anxious, depressed, overweight and struggling to get through each day.They've lost the art of enjoying the moment. It doesn't have to be that way, find out how to rediscover what you have, TIME, enough time to enjoy the priceless prize called LIFE. A balanced Mental and Physical Health,should be the goal of all individuals.

If you feel you belong to this part of society, then keep on reading as you may have found the answer to help you overcome life’s distractions, build resilience and hope by freeing you up from the moment which could be anxiety, stress or depression. Fill yourself with something that is real and never changing. It allows you to share the joy with all you come into contact with, just smiling can continue this shot in the arm of joy you've received.



About Us

LaughingLife’s aim is to bring FUN back into LIFE. Isn’t it about time we all had a lot of FUN? We all need a daily hitup of natural “V energy drink” for HOPE to allay all our fears, not the gloom and doom we are made aware of each day. Help to clear the internal HEAD NOISE, create RELAXATION.
Do you belong to the group of people who need to have everything worked out and become irritable, anxious, stressed, unbearable to live with, if you haven’t worked everything out? It can be likened to a junkie looking for a fix, but the symptoms are not as bad.

The core of LaughingLife is the introduction to FUN sessions and workshops for enhancing the work place environment for management and staff, helping to build individual resilience and providing People Centric Service leading to Total Engagement. The sessions consist of deep breathing, affirmations, music, laughter exercises, mindfulness and meditation. The FUN session can be either standing or seated, which allows for physically or cognitively impaired persons to participate in the FUN sessions. Also providing workshops such as Team Effectiveness, Manage Work Priorities and Professionalism, Resilience, etc.

Our aim is to provide Health and Wellness practised differently which leads to providing Total Engagement of all participants allowing them to assess how they are feeling holistically. It can be likened to a “LITMUS TEST” of life, a REALITY CHECK to see if you have lost your MOJO in life. Participants are encouraged to never miss a FUN session as it will provide them with not only a valuable boost to their health but also a belonging to a community or group of like-minded, fun people. Through the formation of group laughing, participants are supported to discover happiness and laughter are states of mind. Laughter can be an unconditional state of being, irrespective of the ups and downs of life. Every person that attends a FUN session will feel special, with encouragement and compliments provided, always finishing each session with the participants wanting more.

If you are a working person participating in laughter in a group situation, it will give you an instant relaxation and help you to increase your wellbeing, become re-energised, so that you will be able to manage difficult situations with a relaxed co-operative attitude during the day. Laughter in work group situations whether short sessions or workshops, help to break down communication walls which encourages a more relaxed work environment. The laughter work groups are created through discussions with organisations whether with management, staff or departments. It is a work in progress to fine tune which will work for each organisation.



People may not be fully aware of the relationship between their mental and emotional wellbeing and the work environment. FUN session and workshop benefits



  • • Helps to reduce employee absenteeism. One in five Australians (21%) have taken time off work in the past 12 months because they felt stressed, anxious, depressed or mentally unhealthy. In workplaces that employees consider mentally healthy, self-reported absenteeism as a result of experiencing mental ill-health almost halves (13%). Refer to Headsup Report. https://www.headsup.org.au/docs/default-source/resources/bl1270-report---tns-the-state-of-mental-health-in-australian-workplaces-hr.pdf?sfvrsn=8
  • • Customer service internally and externally improves
  • • Productivity, over 6 million workdays lost each year in Australia, 12 million days of reduced productivity each year, https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/topic/mental-health#mental-health-in-the-workplace
  • • Culture as employees feel Mental Health support is important in the workplace. https://www.icare.nsw.gov.au/news-and-stories/changing-workplace-culture-for-better-mental-health#gref
  • • Pain Management
  • • NEW EXPERIENCE – NOT MANY PEOPLE HAVE DONE THIS “IT IS TOTAL ENGAGEMENT”
  • • Price Waterhouse Coopers research shows that $2.30 is the average return of investment for every $1 invested in creating a mentally healthy workplace. The Mental Healthy Workplace Alliance Final Report March 2014
  • • Helps to mitigate potential penalties for breaches of work, health and safety legislation

Mental Health Claim Statistics

https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/system/files/documents/1710/australian-workers-compensation-statistics-2015-16 Serious claims: median compensation paid by nature of injury or disease, 2000–01 and 2010–11 to 2014–15



The largest increase was for Mental stress, which increased by five working weeks from 11.4 working weeks in 2000–01 to 16.4 working weeks in 2014–15. Mental stress claims consistently had the longest median time lost from work, almost 3 times the 2014–15 median.

The high median time lost for Mental stress claims also resulted in those claims having the highest median payment ($28 900 in 2014–15), more than double the median for all serious claims of $11 000.

Many other intangible benefits exist such as



  • • Helps to build your reputation as an employer of choice.
  • • Helping you recruit and retain the best and brightest people.
  • • Staff retention.
  • • Reduced costs of training.
  • • Improve staff morale.
  • • Improves the poor staff engagement.
  • • Continuous improvement.
  •      o Of quality of life for Staff and Patients
  •      o Customer service
  •      o Social and dignity for Accreditation standards for Aged care

AIM for staff is to



  • • Develop unity.
  • • Reduce divisiveness.

Who We Are

Our vision is to create COMMUNITY resilience with FUN to provide the LINK between PHYSICAL / MENTAL HEALTH. We strive to connect to working individuals to enjoy their work environment which can help to improve inter-personal relationships at all levels in an organisation, replacing mutual lack of trust and confidence with a more positive outlook and co-operative attitude towards one’s colleagues and subordinates. This should, in turn, definitely help to improve the prevalent work environment and overall performance of an organisation. Participants learn to wear smiles on their faces.

The public acceptance of laughter is growing, people know that it is therapeutic and accept it wholeheartedly as a tool to improve their health, happiness, relationships with each other and overall to get society back together.


Health Benefits

The health benefits of laughter have been well documented through society, medical circles and some follow

PHYSICAL



  • • Increases blood flow by 20% (Eurekalert: 2005).
  • • Laughing boosts the immune system (Berk: 2001, Dillon: 1986, Bennett 2003, Takahashi: 2001).
  • • Increase in the dopamine production when laughing (Pearsall: 1987).
  • • Laughter can assist in managing blood sugar levels (Hayashi: 2003).
  • • Laughter can assist in alleviating pain (Cousins: 1979).

PSYCHOLOGICAL



  • • Reduces cortisol levels which are produced under stress (Abel: 1998, Berk: 1989).
  • • Improves mood and ability to cope with loss and sadness (Moran: 1996,1999 & Foley: 2002).
  • • Improves ability to cope with hospitalisation and major medical procedures (Saper: 1990 ).
  • • Improves ability to deal with terminal illness (Beitz: 1999).
  • • Reduces anxiety and depression in schizophrenia (Gelkopf: 1993).
  • • Improves performance (Perlini: 1999).
  • • Improves teamwork (Kurtz: 1999).
  • • Humour can improve creativity (Thorson: 1993) and optimism (Cohen: 2001).
  • • Can assist in the healing process in conjunction with psychotherapy (Kraus: 1999).
  • • Humour can provide some control over an uncontrollable situation (Wooten: 1996).
  • • A pilot study undertaken by the Tasmanian Arthritis Foundation found that after just 6 hour long laughter sessions, where participants involved in joke telling, watching humorous “silly” subjects reported .
  •      1.They were taking fewer pain killers.
  •      2.They were feeling much more optimistic and in control of their disease.

Testimonial

Our Client
Feedback

  • “ I didn't know what I was getting in to, but at the end, I felt re-energized. The whole group seemed more relaxed and we laughed a lot “ to I will be back! Nick“ Nick Smith
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