2014 Australian Laughter Conference Summary
2014 Laughter Wellness Conference Summary
Laughter, tears and a string of uplifting moments - the Australian Laughter Wellness Conference took place in sunny Brisbane on October the 4th and 5th. It was so pleasing to see over forty laughter wellness enthusiasts from all corners of Australia come together to share profound insights and experience the joy and bliss. It truly affirmed our beliefs in the power and benefits of Laughter Yoga. Not only two days of laughter, but insights from medical professionals such as Professor Paul Bennett from Deakin University, who brought tears to people's eyes from sharing the stories of patients who had found their hope, health and smiles through laughter. A true 'inner healer'.
The stories were amazing …
Laughter took the back seat when a twelve year old girl stood up and shared her testimonial of how Kortney Olson (Laughter Yoga instructor, and woman with the worlds strongest thighs!) had saved her from the darkness of anorexia and anxiety through her confidence and Laughter Yoga workshops for young girls. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as the realization hit home that laughter save lives. Powerful stuff.
The presenters were amazing …
On a lighter note! We were urged to share a very important message to all you laughter enthusiasts out there. The impact of laughter requires an extra need for stronger pelvic floor muscles! Find out more, plus some practical moves at
http://www.pelvicfloorfirst.org.au/pages/pelvic-floor-safe-exercises.html Get started!! My sincere thanks to all of the presenters who shared their time, efforts, wisdom, and energy to make the Conference the success that it was. They know who they are, and in case you don’t then revisit the Laughter Wellness website www.laughterwellness.com.au Why don’t you be a presenter next year? Be careful if you offer though as my answer will most likely be YES!
The laughter party was amazing …
Have you ever seen 50 adults just playing for two hours … without alcohol ha ha ha. The greatest talent displayed on the night was creativity. It was GRRREAT to see the attendees bring along their partners and families also.
There was the weird …
And just when you thought that you’d seen it all along comes Laughter Massage. But not the type that you may think. This massage was using laughter sound waves and energy to heal. Very different, very weird, and very funny. Check out this You Tube clip as seeing is believing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rrkcw3j-q4
And the wonderful …
Finishing the Conference with Tibetan Sound Bowls was amazing … apparently (I fell asleep and started snoring as I so often do ha ha ha). Needless to say, never before had we felt such an increase in motivation and energy, and witnessed how Laughter Yoga truly is one of the best ways to connect people from all walks of life. All you Laughter Yogis out there, pencil (no, pen!) it onto your bucket lists for next year. It will be held at the ???, in the city of ??? on ???. Watch this space.
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This month “should” see the launch of a new Laughter Yoga Australia website. Apart from a new and more modern look and feel, we want to provide an easier and more united website to help people find clubs, news, and events, at a more local level. This will greatly improve the way that people can locate different activities as they arise.