Improve your wellbeing with Laughter Yoga

UCS LogoLaughter Yoga is a physical exercise method combining deep breathing and playful laughter. The University Counselling Service is hosting two Laughter Yoga Workshops on Tuesday 3rd March at the Council Room in Firth Court.

Each workshop is an introduction to the techniques of Laughter Yoga and is facilitated by an experienced teacher. It is also an opportunity to understand why laughing is good for us and how we can develop these techniques into our life to improve our health and well-being.

The benefits of Laughter Yoga include an increase in endorphins (your natural pain killers),  the release of serotonin (a natural antidepressant) and a decrease in your stress hormones, as well as helping to lower blood pressure, enhance and your immune system.

Surprisingly, our brain cannot tell the difference between real and fake laughter – either way we still benefit by having a right good laugh.

Laughter Yoga also provides a laughing supportive community which students who attend the workshops at the Counselling Service will also have the opportunity to join. Every weekday at 7am people join a conference phone call at 7am to practise their laughter - what a way to start the day!

If you'd like to give Laughter Yoga a go, come along to one of our one-hour workshops. These require active participation so be prepared for some fun packed activities - bring your friends and have a laugh!

We're running twp workshops on Tuesday 3rd March: 3:00pm – 4:00pm (eegister @ 2.45pm) or 4.15pm – 5.15pm (register @ 4:00pm). 

There are 30 places in each workshop and they will be held in Council Room in Firth Court. There's no need to book, simply turn up 15 minutes before the workshop begins to register and remember to bring your UCard with you. 

For more information about the Counselling Service and our various workshops, visit our website.