Laughter courses for stress relief



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0421 335 197

The 10 – 20 Minute Laughter Rush

A very popular re-energiser for conferences, meetings, workshops and events.

The 30 Minute Super Session

For those times when you or your staff or clients need a lift. 30 minute sessions are fast becoming the ‘must have’ program for corporate and business clients, community, educational and health groups and festivals and are guaranteed leave participants feeling energised, re-invigorated and uplifted.

1 or 2 Hour Laughter Workshops

Popular as workshops and break-out groups at conferences, staff and client well-being and training days (and nights) and as stand alone information programs, these sessions include discussion on the clinically proven benefits of laughter, the effects of emotions and behaviours on health and well-being, laughter exercises, laughter meditation techniques and more.

Science of Laughter Programs

Ranging from 90 minutes to full days Science of Laughter programs provide an in-depth look at how laughter, smiling, facial expression, posture and attitude all contribute to health and well-being.

Aged and Disability specific laughter programs

Designed to suit the needs of those with limited mobility these popular programs are becoming a regular feature at a number of community care and support groups and day and residential care facilities. Our Chief Happiness Officer, Bron Roberts, is Australia’s leading expert in Age and Disability Laughter programs. Contact us to find out how we can help you introduce this valuable and fun-filled program to your group or facility.


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415 462623


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0438 54 56 07

Laughter Works is a provider of laughter yoga services, from facilitated laughter sessions in a wide variety of settings (including workplaces, corporate events, social and personal functions) to ‘Laughter Yoga Leader Training’.  Arranging a laughter session is easy – just call or email. Let us know: Your needs, number of people, time and place; any special message you want included. Agenda customised to participants’ needs.



Auckland Clubs


Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 10-11am. Gold coin koha. Alfriston Hall, corner of Alfriston and Mill Roads.

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Noel 021 237 2063 or Gavin 027 223 8720


Saturdays, 9-9.45am. Gold coin koha. East Coast Bays Community Centre, 2 Glen Road, Browns Bay.

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Jayshree Nayee 027 227 0041, Louise Stevens 027 475 3734, or Rebecca Armstrong 021 990 049


Tuesdays, 9.30-10.15am. Gold coin koha. Glenfield Senior Citizens Hall, Mayfield Centre, 5 Mayfield Road, Glenfield. Please bring a blanket or mat.

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Louise Stevens 0274 753 734


Saturdays, 10-11am. Gold coin koha. Masada Centre, 6 Glenside Avenue, Pakuranga.

(off Reeves Road behind the Pakuranga Playcentre, some off street parking)

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Pieter de Zwart 027 576 5838


Saturdays, 10-10:45am. Gold coin koha. The Pohutukawa Room at Youthline, 13 Maidstone Street, Ponsonby.

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Gay 021 0635 035, Bob 021 646 280, or Catherine 021 124 8288

Rest of New Zealand


Hamilton Laughter Club

Wednesdays, 7-8pm. $3 YWCA Chapel, cnr Pembroke and Clarence Streets.

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Claire Jensen 027 6262 028


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Lynda Bailey 04 299 3066 or 021 02 555 705


Nelson Laughter Club

Tuesday, 5.10-6pm. Gold coin koha. Victory Community Centre, Totara Street, Victory, Nelson. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and a willingness to smile.

Marion Angela [email protected] or Pujari Dickson [email protected]


St Albans Laughter Club

Sunday, 11-11.45am. St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St. (Car park at rear, entry off Caledonian Rd)

Richard Gall on 021 0431 648, Hannah Airey on 021 998 109, or Honalee Hunter on 021 182 6167

Familial Trust

Wednesday, 11.30am-12:15pm. $5 charge, payable to Familial Trust. 6 Wilsons Road, St Martins (rear building).

Hannah Airey, 021 998 109

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Nature starvation

Young people in Britain are increasingly missing out on the stress-relieving benefits of spending time with nature, Europe’s largest wildlife conservation charity says.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) said it uncovered a worrying trend of “nature starvation” among young Britons when it conducted a study to find out just how important it is for people to connect with the natural world.

The survey of 1000 people found that only about a third (37 per cent) of under 35s feel connected to the natural world, compared with more than half (55 per cent) of those aged over 35.

People who grow up with regular access to the natural world often find it therapeutic, feel better mentally and physically and continue enjoying visits to places like nature reserves, parks and forests throughout their lives, the RSPB said.

Such people would also try to introduce family members to these trips too.

“These results are worrying,” RSPB President Kate Humble and nature television presenter said in a statement.

“If a child hasn’t ever got their hands dirty sifting though soil for bugs, kicked up leaves or been wowed by a cute baby bird, how can we expect them to care about the natural world?”

More than three quarters (76 per cent) of respondents said that being out in nature was a great stress-reducer and more than half (51 per cent) needed time in nature to be happy.

“There is simply no substitute for getting outdoors and experiencing nature first hand,” Humble said. “If we don’t make sure our young people enjoy nature, we’re taking away something that will help keep them happy and healthy.”

The RSPB said it provides out-of-classroom learning for more than 60,000 children, has more than a million members and more than 170,000 junior members called “Wildlife Explorers”.


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