"Bringing Laughter to Life"(tm)
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and the workshop schedule.
of our Certified Laughter Leader Training
Systematic exposure to
true mirthful laughter
supportive environment, under the guidance of a qualified
leader/therapist. coupled with
fosters satisfying perspectives, promotes health, and furthers the
accomplishment of other therapeutic goals.
There are 15 learning outcomes for the curriculum, and
three overall objectives. Participants will be better able to:
1. Use information from modern
research (laughter science,
findings, and knowledge of ancient practices, in clinical, consulting,
educational, or volunteer work.
2. Help their clients use
to choose and modify their life and work directions.
3. Identify and apply factors, especially the attitudes
and emotions that improve health and increase
happiness & life satisfaction for their clients.
"TRAINING IS NO
JOKE, BUT THERE IS A LOT OF LAUGHTER IN OUR WORKSHOPS"
SUBSTANTIVE CURRICULUM AND A HYSTERICAL WORKSHOP."
WORLD LAUGHTER TOUR, INC. MAINTAINS THE WORLD'S HIGHEST STANDARDS FOR
THIS TYPE OF TRAINING.
MEDICAL BACKGROUND IS NOT REQUIRED.
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QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR LAUGHTER PROGRAMS AND TRAINING
Our training program, "How To
Create Therapeutic Laughter and Laughter Clubs," prepares you to
be a qualified leader for Laughter Clubs and other therapeutic laughter
activities. Qualified leadership by a Certified Laughter Leader (CLL) is a
requirement for all World Laughter Tour Laughter Clubs. You will understand the
science of laughter, as well as the theory, philosophy,
psychology, and physical aspects of the Laughter Club method. You will be well-versed in
the practices of Good-Hearted Living(tm), which is a significant World
Laughter Tour program for preventing hardening of the attitudes. You will subscribe to
a code of ethics and traditional laughter club values. You will be familiar with group dynamics
in order to manage the group laughter to obtain
effective results. Training underscores the leadership characteristics
of authenticity, vigor, depth, encouragement, motivation, passion, zest, and joy.
You may run your Laughter clubs
for free or for a fee. Opportunities are growing every day for bringing
therapeutic laughter to many situations. Increasingly, Certified Laughter
Leaders may be called on to provide demonstrations, run laughter programs,
and give talks, seminars and workshops on related topics.
Regular training workshops, "How To
Create Therapeutic Laughter and Laughter Clubs" are held throughout
the year at cities all over North America. Training can
be arranged for any place in the world by contacting our offices.
Training is co-sponsored by
Columbus State Community College (Ohio), which has reviewed the curriculum.
Our 2-day workshop has been incorporated
into a 30-hour 3-credt course at the college, "Therapeutic Laughter."
Upon completion of the workshop,
participants are conferred the designation
"Certified Laughter Leader," which is renewed annually. The
title is a trademark of World Laughter Tour. Certification is valid for
one year and is renewable annually.
As a Certified Laughter Leader
(CLL) you are
authorized to organize and register Laughter Clubs and present therapeutic
laughter programs; you may acknowledge your affiliation to World
Laughter Tour, Inc., and use the Laughter Club logo in print material. You
will have membership in an exclusive
online support network for sharing their ideas and
news. World Laughter
Tour, Inc., supports you through the development of continuing
education materials, models for business aspects of Laughter
Clubs, and telephone consultation.
From Workshop Participants
was pleased to be in contact with so many nice people in the
workshop. I was surprised that so many different professions were
represented and so many different motivations for attending.”
faculty was incredible. What a blessing!”
discovered that hearty laughter is a great exercise!”
best part of the workshop was the opportunity to practice each
part of the laughter club routine.”
left feeling confident I could run a laughter club session, and I
felt so renewed.”
learned that there can be real laughter without humor.”
job. When will an advanced class be held?”
a great weekend!”
was able to network and make so many new friends.”
am going to form a partnership with another Certified Laughter
Leader to initiate laughter clubs in Long Term Care facilities and
best part was the ‘hands on’ learning.”
very delightful learning experience.”
learned the science behind ‘laughter is the best medicine.’”
I understand how therapeutic laughter helps with emotions &
self-confidence; a healthy, inexpensive exercise and therapy that
anyone can participate in.”
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Earning your continued trust and support is very important to
so we thank you for giving us the opportunity.
We believe that
the world needs this program now more than ever. Therefore, we
are striving to be more efficient and cost-conscious
than ever. We will work diligently to partner with host
sites because we can bring the training to the host site and
save everyone the money they would otherwise have to spend on
travel and lodging. We will work to reduce overall
costs by scheduling smaller, more efficient workshops, without
The curriculum is built with 15 specific learning outcomes and
three overall objectives. Participants, including staff, various
professionals, and violunteers will be better able to:
- Use information & evidence from modern research in laughter science,
peurosciences, and knowledge of ancient practices, in clinical,
consulting, educational, and volunteer work.
- Help their clients, patients, residents, students, employees,
friends & neighbors to
choose and modify their life and work in healthy directions.
- Identify factors, especially the attitudes and emotions that improve health and increase happiness &
2014-2015 Workshop Schedule
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"Why I became a CLL"-Short video clips
This schedule includes information about courses designed by
Psychologist Steve Wilson
The ORIGINAL Accredited Training Program
"How to Create Therapeutic Laughter"
(Leading to the Designation of
"Certified Laughter Leader")
and the NEW 2-day
(Leading to the
expert level designation)
Click here to download a color brochure about
World Laughter Tour.
Click here to download a schedule of workshops, Continuing
Education information, and a registration form.
Therapeutic Laughter, including the Certified Laughter Leader
designation is also taught as a 3-credit course at
Columbus State Community College,