Laughter Yoga with Seniors ( 3 Chapters )
Allan O'Meara from Canada teaches how to conduct a Laughter Yoga session with seniors. He gives basic guidelines on how to do the session while seated on chairs
Laughter Yoga with Seniors
This video is for people who have taken Laughter Training Course and/or recreation programmers, therapeutic recreation practitioners, therapeutic recreation assistants, care aids, hospice and hospital volunteers, and...well, anyone and everyone who works with Seniors.
This is an Instructional video on leading laughter sessions and using Laughter as a complementary therapy to improve the quality of your life and the lives of others. Leading laughter sessions with Seniors can be challenging, but also extremely rewarding.
Laughter Yoga methods are ideally suited for Seniors who cannot laugh by using humor, as their mental and cognitive functions are compromised due to ageing process. Also, it is a powerful antidote for depression and loneliness. By doing laughter & breathing exercises, the Seniors can get multi- fold benefits of laughter to improve their health and well being.
Allan O'Meara, who is a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher & Laughter Ambassador, has developed special techniques to practice Laughter Yoga with Seniors. This video is a must for all Seniors who wish to add more laughter & joy in their lives and is also a powerful resource for LY professionals who wish to work with Seniors and Aged Care facilities.
Dr. Madan Kataria, a medical doctor from Mumbai, India popularly known as the 'Guru of Giggling' (London Times), is the founder of Laughter Yoga Clubs movement started in 1995. While researching the benefits of laughter, he was amazed by the number of studies showing profound physiological and psychological benefits of laughter. He decided to find a way to deliver these benefits to his patients and other people. The result is Laughter Yoga, a unique exercise routine that combines group laughter exercises with yoga breathing which allows anyone to laugh without using jokes, humor or comedies. Started with just with just five people in a public park in Mumbai in 1995, it has grown into a worldwide movement of more than 6000 Laughter Yoga clubs in over 60 countries.
Spreading rapidly in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, South East Asia, China and Africa, this new concept has been widely covered by prestigious publications like the TIME magazine, National Geographic, and the Wall Street Journal and featured on CNN, BBC, US networks and the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Dr. Kataria is a keynote, motivational and inspirational speaker for companies, corporations and organizations all over the world. He is also a corporate consultant for holistic health, stress management, team building, leadership, peak performance and communication skills.
A popular speaker, Dr. Kataria is featured frequently on television and radio worldwide and is associated with a number of research projects to measure the benefits of laughter. Recent studies in the USA and Bangalore, India using unconditional laughter have positively confirmed these benefits. This scientific confirmation of what has been observed in thousands of laughter groups marks a turning point in the acceptance of Laughter Yoga in business world and in schools, hospitals, old age centers and other areas.