2014 Australian Laughter Conference
Here’s who will be at the 2014 Laughter Yoga Australian Conference…will you???
After much bantering, bartering, begging, and bargaining, I am delighted to announce that we have a star studded list of “University Presenters” to showcase at our 2014 Conference.
Professor Paul Bennet Deakin University
Award winning published author Professor Paul Bennett is an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow who explores strategies to improve the physical function of people with kidney disease. Paul’s research focuses on strategies to improve the quality of life for this group using exercise, laughter therapy, home dialysis, e-learning, communication techniques and imagery and workforce models. Paul is Editor of the Renal Society of Australasia Journal, Chair of the Kidney Health Australia Nursing Grants Program and foundation member of the Global Expert Forum on Hemodialysis in the Home. Over two days Paul will explain the challenges facing our health professionals as well as detail his award winning research into Laughter Yoga in Kidney Dialysis.
Ros Ben-Moshe LaTrobe University
Ros is a lecturer at LaTrobe University and works at the Faculty of Health Sciences School of Public Health and Human Biosciences Department of Public Health. She has a Masters of Public Health (Deakin University), Post Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion (La Trobe University), and a Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne). Ros’s primary areas of research and teaching interests are about the relationship between health and happiness and the use of laughter therapy to improve health outcomes and workplace health promotion. Ros was recently involved in an intervention in an aged care setting assessing the physical and emotional benefits of laughter therapy in dementia and non-dementia residents.
Sebastien Gendry Laughter Online University
Sebastien is the founder and CEO of the Laughter Online University (LOU) as well as the American School of Laughter Yoga. He has been involved with the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement at the highest level since 2005. He has travelled close to half a million miles training hundreds of Laughter Professionals across the Americas, Europe and Australia.
Sebastien currently dedicates most of his time to running the Laughter Online University (LOU), a worldwide leading supplier of online laughter education. LOU offers laughter education and support to individuals and professionals worldwide who want to have fun making a difference while helping their family, peers and clients laugh to “live fully until they die.”
But wait there’s more…
Add to these Bernadette McGree Laughter (and Yoga) Teacher from Sydney, Colleen Templeman Secretary Laughter Clubs Victoria, Kortney Olson Founder and CEO of Kamp Konfidence from the Gold Coast, and Claire Clifford CEO of Healing Sounds from Brisbane, and you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else except the Novotel Brisbane on the 4th and 5th October.
Visit the website for all of the details and how to register. www.laughterwellness.com.au.
Early Bird Special
If you register and pay before the 5th of September you will receive a Special Offer of more than 70 Laughter Yoga videos from the Laughter Online University catalogue. Originally on sale for more than $500, and now valued at $99.95 per year, it will be yours for FREE. This is a limited offer so make the decision to come along and register early to receive this informative video library from the best Laughter Yoga experts from around the world.
Workshops and trainings
There is also a variety or workshop and training options. The Pre Conference workshops are for health professionals and business people wanting to know how to improve their workplaces with laughter. They are also valuable for Laughter Yoga people who want to take Laughter Yoga to these areas. They are very reasonably priced and there are discounts for multiple options. The broader and better your knowledge, the better you and your audiences will be.
Conference Accommodation Special
While you can always stay at the Novotel there is another accommodation option you may like to consider for those of you who are more cost conscious. You can get a room and breakfast for less than $80 per night. This Bed and Breakfast option is located right in the heart of Brisbane just a five minutes walk from Central Railway Station and the Conference venue. We have secured the whole premises and places are limited so get in early. More information can be found at http://www.anniesbrisbane.com
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.