Laughter Facilitator Certification
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Laughter Facilitator Certification

Lead powerful group sessions including laughter exercises and yogic breathing.
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4.9 (109 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Last updated 4/2017
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 11 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Lead laughter sessions involving laughter exercises and yogic breathing
  • • Teach about the psychology of happiness and how laughter benefits the health of mind and body
  • • Design workshops or programs based off this program or add to your additional programs
  • • Facilitate laughter programs for diverse groups, including individuals interested in wellness, as well as seniors, children, corporate, etc
  • • Conduct 1-on-1 sessions to help clients release resistance, decrease stress and increase joy and wellbeing
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Requirements
  • An open mind to learning a new tool
  • Willingness to facilitate group workshops
  • Willingness to let your inner child out publicly
Description

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This course was just recently launched and already has over 1,600 students and 49+ great reviews. 

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We have a thriving community in the course and we are actively involved and answer questions within 24h.

The course also has a thriving Facebook networking group.  We also just launched The Transformation Life Coach Directory for those that complete our certification programs.  

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Become a Certified Laughter Facilitator and lead group sessions that combine laughter exercises and yogic breathing. Laughter programs are a great addition to your coaching, speaking or yoga/wellness practice!

What is a Laughter Session? Laughter sessions challenge you to laugh, intentionally, for 30 minutes. Facilitators lead a group through exercises that bring out a child-like playfulness while breathing, clapping, moving, and, of course, laughing. The structured laughter quickly leads to genuine, and often contagious, laughter. The laughter sessions begin with a brief discussion about the psychology of happiness and the benefits of laughter, followed by breathing exercises, laughter games, and relaxation techniques. Participants leave feeling energized!

Benefits of Laughter: Laughter has many psychological, emotional, and physical healing benefits, including: lowering blood pressure, releasing stress, boosting the immune system, toning core muscles, natural pain killer, stimulates creativity, productivity, and motivation, exercising your heart and lungs, and elevating mood, dissolves distressing emotions such as anxiousness, anger, or sadness. 

Clinical research has also proven that laughter lowers the level of stress hormones (epinephrine, cortisol, etc) in the blood. This causes a reduction in the feelings of stress. The yogic breathing portion of laughter sessions has additional stress-busting benefits. It is a gentle aerobic exercise that oxygenates the body and blood, which leads to participants feeling energized. Theses are just some of the many benefits of laughter and yogic breathing. 

What you will receive:

  • A complete blueprint for conducting laughter sessions in schools, nursing homes, corporations, wellness studios or integrate with your current workshops or private sessions
  • Dozens of laughter and breathing exercises to use to design your customized laughter session or include with your current programs
  •  Detailed research, facts and concepts to teach about the psychology of happiness and the benefits of laughter
  •  Tips for designing your program, engaging your audience, and memorizing your exercises
  • Business tips for designing your sessions and determining locations to hold and market them
  •  Strategies for implementing laughter sessions in your practice, whether you’re a speaker, coach, counselor, activity director, yoga instructor, teacher or other professional.


Who is the target audience?
  • Yoga instructors or other wellness professionals
  • Life coaches, counselors or social workers
  • Teachers or youth workers
  • Professional speakers or workshop facilitators
  • Activity or recreational directors
  • Anyone who wants to have fun and make a difference
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
02:15:54
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Welcome
2 Lectures 08:48

This video explores the following foundational questions: Who should become a Laughter Facilitator? What will you learn in this course? What is a Laughter Session? What are the benefits of laughter? SEE SAMPLE LAUGHTER SESSION OUTLINE ATTACHED.

Preview 06:01

Find out how this course is laid out, what to expect, and how to make the most of your learning experience.

Preview 02:47
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Introducing Your Laugher Session
3 Lectures 21:03

Before beginning the laughter and breathing exercises, it's important to prepare your audience for the experience by teaching about the benefits of laughter, going over the ground rules, and letting them know what to expect. SEE ATTACHMENT.

Introducing Your Session (INSTRUCTION)
05:42

Learn the basics about the power of laughter. Include this information in your short intro to the session. 
SEE ATTACHMENT.

Benefits of Laughter
10:51

View a full demo of the basic 5-minute laughter session introduction, including a brief overview of the benefits of laughter and an explanation of what to to expect.

DEMO: Laughter Session Introduction
04:30
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Laughter and Breathing Exercises
12 Lectures 49:17

Learn about how laughter and breathing exercises work and tips on how to facilitate laughter sessions. SEE ATTACHMENTS.

About Laughter and Breathing Exercises (INSTRUTION)
05:24

Watch a demonstration of what a laughter session looks like. This video shows several "clap, breath, laugh" cycles for illustration. A full laughter session contains about 10 of these cycles.

Preview 02:27

This video shows demonstrations of several laughter exercises so you can see what they look like.

Laughter Exercises Part 1 (Basic)
03:24

This video shows demonstrations of several laughter exercises so you can see what they look like.

Laughter Exercises Part 2 (Basic)
03:49

Laughter Exercises Part 3 (Basic)
03:38

This video shows demonstrations of several laughter exercises so you can see what they look like.
Laughter Exercises Part 4 (Basic)
03:25

This video shows demonstrations of several laughter exercises so you can see what they look like.

Laughter Exercises Part 5 (Basic)
04:32

This video shows demonstrations of several laughter exercises so you can see what they look like.

Laughter Exercises Part 6 (Advanced)
03:53

This video shows demonstrations of several laughter exercises so you can see what they look like.
Laughter Exercises Part 7 (Advanced)
04:37

This video shows demonstrations of several breathing exercises so you can see what they look like.

Breathing Exercises Part 1
04:55

This video shows demonstrations of several breathing exercises so you can see what they look like.

Breathing Exercises Part 2
05:08

This video shows demonstrations of several breathing exercises so you can see what they look like.

Breathing Exercises Part 3
04:05
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Closing Your Laughter Session
2 Lectures 10:01

After finishing the laughter and breathing exercises, it's important to cool down your audience and help them leave feeling relaxed and energized. SEE ATTACHMENT.

Closing Your Session (INSTRUCTION)
05:23

Watch this full demo of the closing routine at the end of a full laughter session, including cooling down and ending on a positive note.

DEMO: Session Closing
04:38
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Tips for Facilitating Laughter Sessions
4 Lectures 28:33

Learn how to engage your audience, be the example, and keep the energy high. SEE ATTACHMENT.

Engagement Tips
06:06

Learn strategies for selecting which laughter exercises and breathing exercises to do and in what order and combination, depending on your venue, your audience, and your length of program. SEE ATTACHMENT.

Designing Your Session
09:55

While facilitating laughter sessions you cannot rely on visual prompts to keep you on track, so you MUST memorize your session and all exercises. Learn two powerful techniques to help you memorize your routine quickly and recall it easily. SEE ATTACHMENT.

Memorization Techniques
07:28

Explore a number of different ideas for where you can hold and promote laughter sessions. SEE ATTACHMENT.

Where to Hold Sessions
05:04
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Implementing Laughter Sessions in Your Practice
5 Lectures 15:43

Explore techniques for implementing laughter sessions in your presentations and events as a speaker.

For Speakers
04:42

Explore techniques for implementing laughter sessions in your coaching or counseling practice, one on one.

For Coaches/Counselors
04:02

Explore techniques for implementing laughter sessions your classroom, as a teacher or youth worker..

For Teachers/Youth Workers
02:53

Explore techniques for implementing laughter sessions, as an activity director, whether you work in a nursing home, community center, golf course community, summer camp or other location.

For Activity Directors
01:48

Explore techniques for implementing laughter sessions in your yoga practice or if you are a wellness practitioner.

For Yoga Instructors or Wellness Professionals
02:18
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Conclusion and Next Steps
3 Lectures 02:29

Celebrate your accomplishment, have fun implementing laughter sessions into your business, and learn how to take it further.

Final Thoughts
01:56

How to Receive Your Official Certificate
00:18

Check out a free issue of our magazine: Transformation Coaching Magazine!

Bonus: Transformation Coaching Magazine
00:15
About the Instructor
Joeel & Natalie Rivera
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Joeel & Natalie are firestarters, entrepreneurs, coaches and professional speakers. They are powerful, passionate, and REAL! They have had over thirty thousand students from over 170 countries take their courses. They take students beyond the typical online course experience by evoking deep, emotional reactions that transform them from within. Rather than simply learning information, students finish each course with a clear, immediate action to take and practical tools to stay empowered and achieve success.

Their goal is to challenge individuals to step outside their comfort-zones and break free of their old patterns and limitations. They inspire students to rewrite their life stories, turn their curses into blessings, discover their greater purpose, and be the change they want to see in the world.

More about the instructors:

Joeel A. Rivera, MEd: From an early age, Joeel faced adversity, including failing his first year of college and losing his brother to a car accident at the age of 19. This experience transformed his life and instilled a deep sense of purpose by inspiring him to give his brother Daniel's name a meaning by helping others find their true path. He returned to college, earning a Master's Degree in Counseling, and he is currently completing his dissertation for his Ph.D. in Psychology, with an emphasis on happiness. In almost a decade, Joeel has reached over ten thousand people from different parts of the world as an educator, entrepreneur, speaker, curriculum developer, and consultant. His clients have included school systems, the juvenile justice system, non-profits, the penitentiary system, medical centers, legal firms, individuals and small businesses.

Natalie Rivera is passionate about empowering others to live authentically and embrace their inner callings. After a decade of living a life that wasn't hers and developing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Natalie let go of everything and completely transformed. Through her journey to healing she rediscovered her true self and greater purpose—to be an entrepreneur and inspire others to transform their lives. Natalie “retired" from the rat race at 24, put herself through school as a freelance designer, and created a non-profit teen center. She is also the Publisher of Transformation Magazine.

Transformation Services, Inc. (a.k.a. Transformation Academy) offers online courses, life coach training programs, professional speaking, curriculum development, life coaching, event management, and publishing for individuals on a path of transformation.