One On One Laughter Yoga Coaching (8 Chapters)
One-on-One coaching is a special program created by Dr. K where you can coach one person at a time on how to bring more laughter into their life.
About One On One Coaching
One On One Laughter Yoga coaching is ideally suited for anyone who wants to add more laughter and joy to their life, for people facing enormous stress and depression, for introvert and shy, for older people who have forgotten to laugh, physically challenged and bedridden and for those with chronic diseases.
Difference between LY Coaching & Teaching
While teaching is imparting knowledge and skills; LY coaching is a commitment and partnership between the coach and the student where the coach helps, motivates and inspires his student to implement these knowledge and skills in a personalized environment.
Lesson – 1
Introduction, History, Concept and Philosophy behind Laughter Yoga
You will learn about the whole concept of Laughter Yoga, how it evolved and the scientific rationale and health benefits of laughing without a reason. Your coach will evaluate your Laughter Quotient (LQ) which measures a person's ability to laugh, personality type, level of playfulness, sense of humor, ability to express emotions, ability to cope with challenges and communication skills etc. This explanatory session is followed by warming up exercises to loosen the inhibition and shyness.
Lesson – 2
Fake it until you make it
In this lesson your coach will explain the scientific fact that even if one pretends to laugh, the body does not know the difference -- one gets the same health benefits whether laughterisrealorfake. Hewillteachyouaseriesoffake laughter exercises and voice reinforcement techniques that eventually lead to spontaneous laughter.
Lesson – 3
Motion creates emotion
You will learn how to laugh even if you don’t feel like laughing with the help of a scientific theory of Motion
creates Emotion. Your coach describes the two-way link between the body and mind and how one can change their state of mind by changing body behavior and vice versa. This is followed by laughter and breathing exercises which help to move the body and change the mental state.
Lesson – 4
Difference between Happiness and Joy
You will understand the difference between Happiness and Joy. The coach will explain that while happiness is a conditional response depending upon many reasons of life, joy is an unconditional commitment to have fun from within. It can be induced by simple body behavior like singing, dancing, playing and laughing. You will learn different techniques and laughter exercises which help cultivate a joyful state of mind.
Lesson – 5
You can train your Body and Mind to Laugh
You will what is neuro linguistic programming as the coach explains how one can train the body and mind to laugh and create a joyful state by simply repeating a particular set of body behavior like playing and laughing.
Lesson – 6
Connection between Breathing and Laughter
Learn how laughter and breathing exercises from yoga help to bring more oxygen to your body and brain. The coach also demonstrates five basic breathing exercises from yoga: Kapalbhati, Anulom Vilom, Synchronised breathing, Mindful breathing and Humming.
Lesson – 7
Bringing Laughter Yoga into real life
Learn how the wisdom of Laughter Yoga exercises can be applied in real-life situations to bring about transformation and help cope with challenges of life and laugh in the face of free floating hostilities of daily life.
Lesson - 8
Evaluation and commitment
At the end of One- on-One coaching your coach will again evaluate your knowledge in the skills you have acquired during eight weeks of training. He will motivate and inspire you to continue Laughter Yoga practice everyday and will assure you of his support to bring more laughter and joy in your life.
At the end of this video there are two inspiring laughter sessions. One is with a young man from Mumbai who is paralyzed and bedridden following an accident. The other is with a young woman suffering from Multiple Sclerosis - a chronic and debilitating disease.
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.