About This Course:
~ Looking for transformative and little-known techniques for relieving stress while restoring joyful well-being?
~ Wanting to cultivate a feeling of liveliness and presence, that can help you to anchor a more joyful approach into your everyday life?
~ Wanting to know how to shift your mind and mood more quickly when you get stuck, with tools that are readily available any time of the day or night?
Then you are in the right place!
Cultivate your resilience and resourcefulness in this fun and creative course!
"I can’t say enough good things about this course, it was awesome! It was evident how much time and energy was put into the research & compilation of material. Your ability to simplify everything into lay terms and make it concise and easy to follow was impressive. Your examples were very helpful. And of course, the laughter was infectious!" ~ Terri Zweig
What You'll Learn:
~ How to shift into a joyful state through experiencing a Laughter Therapy class ~ with guided meditations, sitting and standing laughter exercises, time to move or dance to your favorite songs, and you'll come back to center feeling lighter, freer, and bringing joy with you as you re-enter the world.
~ You'll truly understand how laughter helps to heal your mind and body ~ we'll explore the latest research on the therapeutic benefits of laughter and how you can integrate these into your daily life in a useful way!
~ You'll experience 8 ways that you can readily bring laughter into your everyday life ~ to create more connection, and to break up routines and bring more novelty and amusement into your everyday life!
~ Use humor to strengthen your relationships, especially your love relationship ~ You'll gain insights into how and why this works, with specific examples you can readily use. You'll also learn how to create connection while diffusing stressful situations in satisfying ways.
~ You'll learn the little-known concept of Counter-Intuitive Healing, which can help you to interrupt distressing thoughts in a playful way, redirecting your mind to a more balanced position. You'll explore how to anchor these practices into your everyday life by creating supportive peer alliances.
~ Additional Resources and links are included to help you learn more:
- The benefits of laughter for mind, body, and relationships
- 15 resources to immediately bring humor into your everyday life in unique ways
- 12 resources, humorous and psychological, to help strengthen your relationships
- Humorous video suggestions on the differences between men and women & how to integrate the insights
- Resources for funny videos and TV shows that many people find funny and may relate to
- 6 resources to help you integrate the concept of Counter-Intuitive Healing
- Peer support models that may appeal to you, and more!
"With the Counter-Intuitive Healing, I learned how to trick my mind into being happy, it was great! I use this often now to help trick my mind into feeling better, I wish I knew this before! And I didn't know that there were so many different kinds of laughter, I used to just chuckle sometimes, but I'd really lost my ability to laugh for no good reason, and I've found that again, I'm laughing more and bringing laughter back into my everyday life in new ways that delight me." ~ A. Hamilton
What Makes This Course Unique?
~ Laughter Therapy & Counter-Intuitive Healing have not been brought together before or in this way. The concept of Counter-Intuitive Healing is an old one, that has largely been lost from the public's awareness. We'll explore it in a way that will make it useful for you, taking it out of the realm of abstract concept and into the realm of everyday helpful tool for creating wellness.
~ The Laughter Therapy section is inspired by Laughter Yoga, but we go further so you experience a Laughter Therapy class yourself, and then also explore 8 ways that you can infuse laughter into your everyday life and enhance your relationships!
~ While most classes and instructors are busy just recycling the same exact information offered by other instructors, this course brings you a unique perspective on how to apply these once abstract concepts and research into your everyday life, to enhance your well-being and relationships.
~ Your instructor, Dianne Fanti, has been teaching in community settings since 1993 and has uniquely integrated the healing and expressive arts in a way where they combine to teach how to build essential life skills and improve a sense of well-being. This is not only verified by testimonials, but by data collection! Students who use her programs have reported improved stress biomarkers, like blood pressure, heart rate, and other variables.
"I have recently taken Dianne Fanti's Laughter Yoga & Counter-Intuitive Healing course and found that it confirms that real laughter is part of our emotional healing process. We all should practice deep belly laughs as often as we can. Life seems better when you can laugh a lot and be grateful.” ~ Dr. C.A. Colella, MSW, Ed.D.