We are Laughing Aloud Allowed™ and are so pleased that you are visiting our site.
Catherine started all this! She trained as a Laughter Yoga leader in 2018 and Tom joined her a year later. We have been laughing ever since, but not just the usual laughter.
Catherine has a background in psychology and has completed her Masters in Positive Applied Psychology focusing on coaching and positive psychological interventions. Her dissertation was on Laughter and showed a significantly statistical positive improvement on people's wellbeing after a 30 minute session. Tom reinforced his coaching career in 2016 when he completed a Level 5 ILM coaching course using applied neurochemistry. He has also has experience in businesses and public sector.
We have both done a lot of other things, including raising four children. When we came across Laughter Yoga it didn't take long to make the link between laughing, positive psychological interventions and neurochemistry. The very nature of laughing in different ways, and we are talking about simulated or spontaneous laughter, can trigger the nervous system and the release of neurochemicals in such a way to improve mood, defuse stress and anxiety, and enable calmness.
Pre Covid-19 we used to attend organisations, charities and schools to deliver face-to-face laughter sessions. That was great, but come the Coronavirus all that stopped, but we didn't! We found out much more about delivering laughter sessions online, and that is what we now do.
So keen were we to make a difference for people, especially during Lockdown, that we delivered pro-bono laughter sessions. Since then we have been teaching people globally how to apply laughter and use other wellbeing techniques to help promote their good health. Check out our testimonial page testimonial page.
We specialise in bonding teams and working with groups, and also welcome families and individuals. Visit our events page and if you cannot see a day or time for a session that suits you, just contact us and we can do something for you.
Our plans are to continue providing laughter sessions integrating calming measures too because we know that it makes such a positive difference.