Laughter makes a difference in Australian aged care residential villages

A Tweed Coast aged care provider has invested in laughter yoga leader training for staff, bringing more joy and lightness of mood to frail aged residential clients.

Laughter response to negative self-talk

The Happydemic’s Heather Joy describes two laughter yoga exercises involving nonsensical utterances to combat unhelpful, negative, self-talk.

The ‘wild’ nature of swimming is good for us

Swimming in nature is hugely beneficial for body and mind just as laughing as part of laughter yoga, rather than at something funny, is. The Happydemic’s Heather Joy shares her favourite wild swimming locations and water-safe tips.

6 instant mood boosters

Laughter is 1 of 6 ways recommended to use when you’ve had a tough/rough/bad/sad day and need an instant lift.

A Christmas wish list decorated with small baubles. The list has three items: health, inner calm and peace for all

A merry-minded way to beat Christmas blues

With 1 in 4 Australians suffering loneliness, The Happydemic’s Heather Joy looks at simple ways we can keep the Christmas spirit alive throughout the year and combat social isolation in the process.

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The difference between laughter clubs and comedy clubs

While comedy clubs are humour-filled places of entertainment, laughter clubs globally use the breath of yoga with simulated laughter exercises for health benefits, seriously.

Teachers reminded play and laughter defuse stress, boost learning

No play, no learning. Know play, know learning. There’s a place for playfulness and laughter in classrooms and school staffrooms notes The Happydemic’s HeatherJoy.

What’s to laugh about in Carers Week?

Carers Queensland’s latest Quality of Life report suggests there’s nothing to smile about, let alone laugh, yet laughter as an exercise could be a key to carers’ well-being.

Why laughter yoga is gaining favour with diversional therapists

The Happydemic’s Heather joy presents laughter yoga to the Australian conference of diversional therapists in October, sharing an accessible, adaptable, fun activity that’s good for body, mind and spirit.

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One question that could save a life: ask it

The Happydemic’s Heather Joy gets behind a question that could have life-changing impacts: RUOK?

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Spreading wellness through laughter, seriously!


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It has been scientifically proven that 20 minutes of laughter reaps real physiological benefits.


“Our laughter leader training course was so well customised to the needs of our organisation and we received fabulous feedback from participants. Laughter yoga sessions are now on the calendar each week at our villages.”

— Jennie Hewitt, Positive Living Coordinator, Feros Care

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