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Overview of our Certified Laughter Leader Training

LAUGHTER THERAPY

Systematic exposure to true mirthful laughter in a supportive environment, under the guidance of a qualified leader/therapist. coupled with attitudinal healing, fosters satisfying perspectives, promotes health, and furthers the accomplishment of other therapeutic goals.

 

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

There are 15 learning outcomes for the curriculum, and three overall objectives. Participants will be better able to:

1. Use information from modern Gelotology research (laughter science, Positive Psychology findings, and knowledge of ancient practices, in clinical, consulting, educational, or volunteer work.

2. Help their clients use life energies 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"

"A 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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Program Description
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.

Acclaim From Workshop Participants

“I 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.”

 

“The faculty was incredible. What a blessing!”

 

“I discovered that hearty laughter is a great exercise!”

 

“The best part of the workshop was the opportunity to practice each part of the laughter club routine.”

 

“I left feeling confident I could run a laughter club session, and I felt so renewed.”

 

“I learned that there can be real laughter without humor.”

 

“Excellent job. When will an advanced class be held?”

 

“What a great weekend!”

 

“I was able to network and make so many new friends.”

 

“I am going to form a partnership with another Certified Laughter Leader to initiate laughter clubs in Long Term Care facilities and businesses.”

 

“The best part was the ‘hands on’ learning.”

 

“A very delightful learning experience.”

 

“I learned the science behind ‘laughter is the best medicine.’”

 

“Now 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 us,
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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 sacrificing quality.

 

 

OVERALL WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
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,
Positive Psychology, 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 & life satisfaction.

 

2014-2015 Workshop Schedule |

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Frequently Asked Questions | Host Site Program

Info in Other Languages | Medical Advisory |

Peace Vision | Professional Advisory Committee |

Required Reading | Tax Deduction | Training Objectives |

Training Overview | Tuition | Typical Workshop Agenda

Video Brochure | What you Will Learn | Who Should Attend |

"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 advanced course
"Delivering Happiness"
(Leading to the expert level designation)

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Click here to download a schedule of workshops, Continuing Education information, and a registration form.

 

Training in Therapeutic Laughter, including the Certified Laughter Leader designation is also taught as a 3-credit course at Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio
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