LAUGHTER STRATEGIES developed by Helene Grover,
First and foremost laughter therapist and trainer in Australia.
I am the author of the best seller book LAUGH AEROBICS
and the Founder, director and chief silly person of Laughter Strategies in Australia.
I am a Graduate of the Advanced School of Laughter, Santa Barbara, U.S.A with a background in psychodrama, psychology and metaphysical studies.
I have conducted an enormous amount of laughter workshops,
seminars and courses for the general public as well as
conducting programmes for health, community and government
services, corporate organisations, universities and hospitals.
I have introduced laughter and humour as a therapeutic tool in
Australia as well as working in South East Asia. This has led
to a great deal of media which included National television, radio,
newspaper and magazines publications.
Over the years, I have worked with a terrific variety of people
from all walks of life who have given me the opportunity to explore
at length the practical value of laughter, humour, fun and play and the
impact these have on individuals both in their private lives and
the working environment.
I have researched and designed programmes to give people the tools to generate their own laughter and mental well-being as well as to find creative and simple ways to have more fun and to bring joy and spontaneity in people¹s everyday world.
I hope I can support you with my consultaion, classes or workshop.
Please click here to look at my details for my programs, thank you.
Article - written by:
By Miawling Lam
November 27, 2007 09:56am
Article from: CareerOne - Sunday Telegraph
A MIXTURE of hearty laughs and schoolgirl giggles are reverberating through offices across Australia as businesses
try to create a more
Companies are signing up their employees in droves for laughter
Experts believe laughter can lower people's stress hormones
and increase the flow of endorphins from the brain.
Helene Grover, the founder of Laughter Strategies, runs weekly
corporate workshops designed to spread hilarity.
Ms Grover believes encouraging laughter in the office can lead to the
creation of a balanced and productive work life, and give people
an opportunity to release their "inner child".
Do you think laughter classes and creating more fun in the office
would make staff work harder? Tell us below.
"When individuals learn to lighten up, they enhance their attitude
towards their work and life, improving their overall well-being," she
says."There's a richness in laughter. You don't even need to say a word -
you can just laugh."It's the one thing we've got in our bodies that costs nothing."
Ms Grover says the sessions help boost staff morale and workplace
happiness, even though many workers are initially reluctant to laugh."For some people, it's not that simple to just get up and laugh. I think
people are frightened to make fools of themselves," she says."To create more laughter, sometimes we have to be more silly, and teach people to look at these things and have more fun."
Ms Grover says the initial outlay from the laughter workshops is
returned immediately as workers reduce stress-related claims,
become more efficient, and are better equipped to satisfy customers.
"By encouraging their employees to create a fun environment,
(businesses) will increase their productivity and creativity."
This revival of corporate laughter classes comes in the wake of the
launch of the Lighten Up Australia initiative by food company
The campaign encourages humour and fun in the workplace as a
way for management and staff to give their day-to-day work
As part of the program being run by Ms Grover, participants are
presented with a large variety of activities that induce fun and
Ms Grover's ips for creating laughter in the office include creating an
office ritual called the "wacky minute", in which everyone spins in
their office chairs and sends paper planes across the room.
Other ideas included placing at least one light-hearted item on your
desk to provide a moment of fun throughout the day - and giving out
moulding clay for people to play with at meetings.
This may sound child-like, but Ms Grover says they are sure-fire ways to
reduce stress in the workplace.
"Being silly is a big part of my program," she says. "Laughter is very
"We need to have that attitude because, at the end of the day, we
have better relationships when we can laugh together."
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