We are Laughing Aloud Allowed™ and warmly welcome you to 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 Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Applied Coaching. Catherine's dissertation was on Laughter for wellbeing and showed a significantly statistical positive improvement on people's wellbeing after a 30 minute session of laughter.
Tom has a Masters in Business Administration and reinforced his coaching career in 2016 when he completed a Level 5 ILM coaching course using applied neurochemistry.
We have both done a lot of other things, including raising four children. When we came across Laughter Yoga, introduced by Dr Madan Kataria in 1995, 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 laughter, can trigger the release of neurochemicals across the body in such a way to improve mood, defuse stress and anxiety, promote resilience and promote 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.
We specialise in team-bonding and working with groups, guided imagery coaching and meditation. We also welcome families and individuals promoting social connectivity, birthday laughter as a gift and celebrating occasions such as Valentines Day! And of course, we have great fun!