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Certified Laughter Yoga Leader training

Debbie Ellison and Lori Sugarman, Your Conference Ho-Ho-Hostesses

Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Do you want to be a laughter leader and help others (and yourself) reduce stress and enjoy better mental and physical health and more joyful, productive lives? 

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 9:00 am – 4/5:00 pm

(Additional training via email is also included.)

* Special price for this training only - $150.00 (reg. $295.00)

(includes additional training via email)

For more info: Debbie Ellison - 770-843-0940, LaughterForWellness@gmail.com

 Who Should Attend The Certified Laughter For Wellness Leader Training?

  • Anyone who wants to help themselves and others have a healthier, more joyful life
  • Activity/Recreational Therapists
  • Therapists and Social Workers
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Chaplains/Clergy 
  • Massage Therapists
  • Physicians, Nurses, and Health Care Staff
  • Teachers and Physical Education Specialists
  • Yoga Instructors
  • Human Resource/Management Professionals
  • Life/Wellness Coaches

Training Includes:

  • Leader Training Manual
  • Official Leader Certificates from Laughter Yoga International and Laughter for Wellness
  • LOTS of practice
  • Dr. Kataria’s (founder of LY) E-Book, Laugh For No Reason
  • Follow-up support (phone, email, periodic leader newsletters)
  • Nurturing and caring guidance by experienced, knowledgeable trainer


Some of the Things You Will Learn:

  • To effectively lead groups and individuals in laughter exercises and laughter meditation
  • How to use laughter to alleviate symptoms of mental and physical illnesses and to work with peers and others
  • The history of Laughter for Wellness, Laughter Yoga, and the Positive Psychology movement
  • An introduction to the person-centered approach to laughter applications developed by Laughter For Wellness
  • The benefits and scientific research on happiness and laughter
  • The wellness aspects of laughter and how to help yourself and others improve their health and joy
  • How to use and teach laughter as a coping skill and life skill
  • How to laugh when alone to increase joy, health, and positive attitudes; and/or reduce pain and symptoms of mental and physical illnesses. Includes a “Laugh Alone Workout.”
  • Simple exercises and techniques you can use and teach to increase joy and health and decrease stress (including deep breathing, meditation, visualization, and relaxation)
  • How to start a laughter club, including the roles and responsibilities of the Laughter Leader and more
  • How to make money with Laughter Yoga, including promoting and marketing your laughter services
  • And more

Your Teacher/Mentor

Debbie Ellison is a highly trained and experienced Laughter Leader, Teacher, and Coach. She is Director of Laughter for Wellness; a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher trained by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of Laughter Yoga; and published writer and editor. She facilitates laughter clubs; certified leader trainings; and classes, trainings, and presentations on laughter, stress management, creativity, and healing writing for individuals, organizations, and corporations. Debbie created and co-facilitates the annual Southern Fried Laughter Conference in Atlanta (www.SouthernFriedLaughter.com). She has presented at National Alliance on Mental Illness, Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, Peachford Hospital, Skyland Trail, Brenau University, Emory University, Kennesaw State University, Georgia Association of Nursing Students, and many other groups. Debbie is a NAMI family member and is dedicated to helping mental health consumers and everyone have better, more joyful lives.

If you are attending the NAMI National Conference September 3-6, participate in Debbie's laughter sessions (check website for times - www.nami.org)

 ** For more info: LaughterForWellness@gmail.com, 770-843-0940

Have questions about Certified Laughter Yoga Leader training? Contact Debbie Ellison and Lori Sugarman, Your Conference Ho-Ho-Hostesses

When & Where

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Rd., NW
Washington DC

Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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