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A community laughter club turns 1: hip hip hooray!

The Happydemic’s Heather Joy reflects on the difference a neighbourhood laughter club makes in her community.

Laughter yoga leaders: why become one?

Who is laughter yoga leader training designed for? Anyone! As Heather Joy demonstrates ahead of a Brisbane weekend workshop in August.

Just add laughter to amplify winter benefits of outdoor exercise

Researchers say 30 minutes of parklife a week improves blood pressure and mood. Could that mean laughter yoga in the park could amplify winter outdoor exercise results, suggests The Happydemic’s Heather Joy.

Two reasons to love Chinese New Year — and only one of those is food!

Chinese New Year provides opportunity to restart those failed new year resolutions and reconsider laughter yoga as a means of achieving them — and Heather Joy has a special invitation to a Year of the Monkey laughter session on 6 February 2016.

A series of clock faces floating through a bright sky illustrate time flies.

Why time seems to fly

The feeling that time’s flown could be due to our brains being ‘sped up’ by a constant inundation of technology, new research indicates with a suggestion that mindfulness practices like laughter yoga could be disconnect needed to bring back perspective.

5 fabulous reasons to laugh

Why do I believe in laughter yoga? Let me count 5 ways.

How to laugh without a punchline

Back in the 1990s when Dr Madan Kataria was first investigating the health benefits of laughter in Mumbai, he and his mates met daily in a park and exchanged a few jokes. What he quickly realised was that comedy and ‘humour’ are personal. A joke may be funny once or twice but then it wears

How Heather Joy discovered laughter yoga

For almost 30 years I’ve worked as a professional observer of life: a journalist. I’ve reported on major political upheavals and medical breakthroughs. I’ve written about fantastic people doing amazing things. But just because I’ve written about something hasn’t necessarily meant I’ve experienced it, just as being a former media advisor to a conservative state

Our promise!

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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