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Description

When people are in environments that support positive emotions, they’re free to be productive, collaborative and creative.’

Laughter Well-being is a custom-made experience and is suitable for:

  • Team Reward: Build on the positivity present and create a memorable celebration event with a health boost
  • Team Build: Creates team cohesion in a positive, uplifting way without any pressure to perform WITH added proven health benefits (mental and physical)
  • Team Strengthen: Draw out and build on your team’s strengths. The session can often elicit team members’ hidden strengths too!
  • Well-being Warm-up: Start a company, client, or team meeting, a product launch, or a training with everyone feeling positive, relaxed, and ready to trade new information and ideas
  • Well-being Wrap-up: End a company or team meeting, product launch, or training with positivity and lengthened relaxation to retain new information and ideas…  a positive, memorable, health-boosting session associated with your workplace or client event

 

Research has shown that ‘Laughter sessions in the workplace show significant stress reductions and a sharp increase in work effectiveness’ and ‘Laughter sessions are an effective tool to improve workplace performance’.

Natural laughter usually lasts 3-5 seconds. 50 years of medical and scientific research shows that people get proven health benefits when laughter occurs continuously for 15 minutes. Laughter well-being at the workplace aids stress management, provides uplifting playfulness and assists with creating a positive mental attitude. Laughter sessions are health-boosting as they provide a natural form of exercise and release feel-good hormones to aid mental and physical health.

Outcomes:

  • Effective Sustained Team-building: Laughter connects people, as it is a language that we all speak. Laughing together deepens emotional connections between team members regardless of ability, language, background or history. There is no hierarchy when we laugh together. Group laughter breaks down barriers and helps members integrate quickly into a new team. ‘A workplace laughter group can appeal to a diverse range of employees, can be effective with minimal investment of time, and may have sustained positive effects on self-beliefs that have been shown to correlate with positive workplace behaviours’ (Beckman, H., Regier, N., & Young, J. [2007]).
  • Value and Maximum Audience Participation: Laughter well-being is suitable for all team members; there is zero joke-telling and participation is invited. Research shows that people are 30x more likely to laugh in groups, as it is a social language. Team members gain understanding of the return they’ll receive on their time investment as laughter well-being offers a valuable mind and body health takeaway, both personally and professionally. There is zero pressure to perform or create, as is common with other team-building activities.
  • Increased Resilience: The laughter is balanced with proven relaxation techniques (Laughter Well-being), which are encouraged for use at the desk or at home, and further support a work-life balance and increased ability to tolerate uncertainty.
  • Mindset Change: This unusual team-building activity creates alertness, interest and a move into the learning zone. Laughing together supports working together for a common cause. Sometimes hidden skills will emerge in the laughter session.
  • Defused Conflict: Studies show that humour decreases aggression and stress and promotes cooperation and fairness between people. Humour changes things for the better and laughter is an intrinsic part of harmony and cooperation. Workers report that they are re-energised, re-motivated and re-connected after a laughter well-being session.
  • Better Communication: Laughter is a form of communication that all humans recognise and perform in the same way. Laughing together can greatly improve communication between people, whatever their background, as commonalities come to the forefront.
  • Improved Workplace Performance: Research shows that team-building laughter sessions are an effective tool to improve workplace performance and boost wellbeing. People who laugh together work well together. ‘Workplace laughter is a realistic, sustainable, and generalizable intervention that enhances employees’ morale, resilience, and personal efficacy beliefs’ (Beckman, H., Regier, N., & Young, J. [2007]).
  • Increased Mental Health: Laughter releases endorphins (feel-good chemicals), which generate well-being when released. Endorphins counteract stress hormones, help to induce a state of calmness and support mental health.
  • Increased Physical Health and Focus: Laughter accesses the right side of the brain, which promotes relaxation and respite from left-brain activities such as technical work. Laughter also forces us to take in more oxygen, which makes our breathing deeper and helps us to relax and access more clarity and health.
  • A Memorable Shared Team Event: A workplace group laughter session produces bonding and maximum audience participation. This is often maintained and remembered and can become a living, breathing part of the company’s culture, promoting continued workplace well-being and co-operation.

The Workshop/Keynote

The workshop does well as a stand-alone session, such as Lunch and Learn, or as a well-being keynote during a company conference, training or product/sales launch. Suitable for large or small gatherings.

What happens in a Laughter Well-being session?

  • The Laughter Well-being session is run with zero jokes, using proven group exercises.
  • Suitable for ALL, including those who need to remain seated—each session is tailored to the group, with or without movement and for all abilities and ages.
  • Clear, easy steps demonstrated so the techniques that can be understood by non-native speakers.
  • Easy for ALL to laugh—session is tailored to the group, to work with current energy and participation levels shown.
  • Relaxation techniques in between the laughter for stress management and increased mental health. These well-being techniques can also be used post-session, at the desk or at home. The strategies are fast, short, practical, and backed by science.
  • The session is led to generate happy, healthy, motivated teams in a way that can be SEEN AND FELT by ALL.
  • Group exercises bring a playful element to the session, which helps team members to gain a respite from the thinking brain and move more to the creative brain, allowing relaxation and greater calm.
  • The session is highly facilitated to ensure that laughter is invited. This supports team members who may want to be involved with less interaction and without pressure. Those who cannot laugh as much as others do report that they can smile, soften, and access laughter later. Most people report feeling energised, more relaxed and surprised how good they feel from belly laughter. Natural laughter is invited and lengthened for team cohesion.

Sam is a professional Laughter Facilitator and has delivered laughter workshops for workplaces and coaching for individuals for over five years. She has worked with people from diverse backgrounds to draw out their innate strengths and increase their self-confidence. She is the author of the book Laugh More which is available in print or on Kindle, Apple Books and Audible.

Practical information

  • One-hour session
  • Remote delivery
  • Delivered in English

About Sam Rehan

Sam is a high-impact Well-being Professional and Stress Management expert, who works with teams and individuals in high-pressure environments to maximise and accelerate their thinking brain and calm and soothe their emotional brain. She offers interactive, fun sessions with valuable tools to enhance workplace performance via a strong mind and strong body. Sam teaches professionals how to be well, so they can work well and ultimately lead well.

 

Sam magnifies mental health through well-being strategies and teaches businesses and executives how to overcome stressful situations using simple, sustainable self-care techniques. She specialises in short methods, backed by science, that work for the long term. Her clients access immediate strategies aimed at reducing unnecessary sources of stress and increasing well-being. Sam has a particular interest in working collaboratively with business leaders to develop and maintain their self-leadership through the foundation of a strong body and mind. Successful self-leadership is a critical factor for individual and organisational achievement and is essential in a changing world.

Not only does Sam customise inspirational well-being programs, she also lives and models those techniques. She uses a gentle, nurturing approach and is mindful to draw out the strengths of the individuals and teams with whom she works, expanding on their skillsets to add and maintain healthier habits. Simple changes lower health risks, which in turn lowers the chance of chronic disease and prolonged absence from work.

Sam’s significant experience includes over 3 decades of expertise from corporate management and training and a background in health, science and scientific research. She has a global outlook: she has been a corporate trainer for 21 years and previously taught medical software to medics and professionals in over 44 locations worldwide. Sam is a Professional Member of the International Stress Management Association and has a BSc. in Biological Sciences, as well as qualifications in anatomy and physiology, holistic therapies (Craniosacral Therapy and EFT) and cognitive coaching. She is a facilitator for ‘The Way of Council’ group process, which offers a way of communicating that encourages attentive listening and honest, compassionate expression and makes room for new insights and understandings in decision-making. Sam is a Mind Instructor for the workplace wellbeing app Revoola, which features over a dozen of her classes. She facilitates with high energy, enthusiasm and expertise. She is also a published author: her health and self-development book Laugh More is available on Audible, Kindle and in print.

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