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What: “Oklahoma Workshops Planned to Expand Laughter as a Health Practice”
When: Four times annually and on request for organizations Where: Oklahoma or surrounding states
Contact: Ellen Mercer, 405-947-2653 LNMirther@cox.net www.EllenMercer.com
A unique, fun seminar is filling up fast in Oklahoma City. Laughter as therapy has strong appeal for those in helping careers. Various health care practitioners; nurses, therapists, counselors and even doctors, are incorporating Laughter Yoga into their work. Others who decide to learn this revolutionary practice and begin using laughter exercises include activity directors, fitness teachers, ministers, professional speakers and entertainers, human resource managers and even sales/marketing professionals.
Laughter Yoga is a scientifically designed and research supported protocol designed to relax, invigorate, and stimulate creative genius using deep, sustained and intentional laughter, without reliance on humor. A combination of interactive laughter exercises with deep centering breaths give a complete “well-being workout” that creates a joyful connection with others and enables participants to laugh more easily at life's travails.
In addition to the training, a five hour Laughter and Silence Retreat will be held from four to nine PM on Friday January 20th for those curious and interested, but not sure about making the commitment to laughter as exercise, "Just for the Health of it!" The mini-retreat is a great way to relax, de-stress and experience the benefits of this healing laughter and breathing protocol. Cost for the retreat is just $35 per person or $50 per couple. The retreat will include special laughter sessions, laughter meditation, guided relaxation (Yoga Nidra) and techniques for laughing alone daily to diffuse stress and depression and improve wellness. Yogic breathing techniques not covered in the Certified Laughter Yoga Leader training over the weekend will be taught.
Laughter Yoga was founded in 1995 by Dr. Madan Kataria, a medical doctor from Mumbai, India. His research on the psychological and physiological benefits of laughter motivated the development of this concept using laughter as exercise with deep breathing. Laughter Yoga has seen exceptional growth, with more than 8000 Laughter Clubs in over 80 countries.
Consider being part of the world-wide Laughter Yoga mission in spreading health, joy and peace.
Laughter Yoga imparts many benefits such as boosted immunity, natural pain relief and greater emotional health. Mercer invites you to experience this easy unique physical, mental and emotional wellness practice and try out Laughter Yoga.
Customized workshops or Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training can be requested and custom structured to fit the needs of various organizations. Please contact Ellen Mercer at 405-947-2653 or online at www.EllenMercer.com
Ellen Mercer is sure that laughter has changed her life; made her more light-hearted, resolved pain and brought her wonderful new friends and relationships. Oklahoma’s only active Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher/Trainer and this state’s most experienced Laughter Yoga Leader, Ellen has trained 150 new leaders.
Ellen has shared laughter programs with schools, church groups, senior centers, clinical settings and break-out sessions at conventions. She currently leads weekly ongoing laughter clubs and worked for two years laughing with special children (CP, autism etc) at Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center.
With a degree in nutrition it is only natural that she views laughter sessions as food for body, mind and spirit. She loves working with people of all ages and abilities, bringing them the proven benefits of unconditional laughter.
Ellen grew up in Denver and earned her degree in food science and nutrition from Colorado State University. She and her husband, John, also a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, have lived in Oklahoma City since 1977. Laughter on purpose is one of the most fun and impact-full things they have done in this community.
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