Posts in the ‘Joyfulness’ Category

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.

Lego building artist shows teacher a lesson

The Hapydemic’s Heather Joy hopes travelling executives pause to reassess the level of ‘play’ in their lives along with other right-brain functions needed for success as they pass a Lego (R) building artist-in-residence at Brisbane Airport.

Making sense of scent and feel for relaxation

The Happydemic’s Heather Joy totes a little jar of grown-up play dough called Mohdoh instead of a stress ball for those times when she can’t laugh out loud.

Celebrate Harmony Day

The Happydemic’s Heather Joy looks to laughter to unite as Australia celebrates Harmony Day, 21 March 2017.

Many men and women of diverse ethnicities and ages smiling and laughing

Guest Interview with Gross National Happiness Ambassador to Bhutan, Bronwyn Roberts

The Happydemic’s Heather Joy explores the practice of Gross National Happiness Index with Bhutan’s Happiness Ambassador Bronwyn Roberts.

Laughnosis comes to Australia: guest interview with Dave Berman

Clinical hypnotist and laughter yoga teacher Dave Berman explains the concept of Laughnosis ahead of his training sessions in Australia in March 2017.

My gratitude jar: how to hold onto and remember the year that was

Using a gratitude jar, we actively engage a positive lens to reflect on the day that was and at year’s end have 365 reasons at least for which to be thankful, suggests The Happydemic’s Heather Joy.

Santa Claus looks at a very long wish list. He is surrounded by presents and a Christmas tree.

5 reasons to put the hohoho into your life

Certified laughter yoga teacher Heather Joy presents 5 ways laughter yoga can help you get through the Christmas season stresses even when you’re as busy as Santa writing lists and checking them twice!

Seeds sown for Laughter Yoga growth in Rockhampton

Meet Central Queensland’s first locally-trained Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders who in recent days completed the internationally-recognised training brought to Rockhampton by The Happydemic’s Heather Joy, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher.

Meet Singapore’s Joyologist Dr Yvonne Looi

Travelling to Singapore? Make sure to check out Joyologist Dr Yvonne Looi’s Laughter Yoga sessions: she’s growing a nation of Joy! Heather Joy finds out how…

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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