The research (1) is clear: every time you have a success, your brain changes what success means. So for you and for your team, if happiness is on the opposite side of success, you’ll never get there. But if you increase your levels of happiness in the midst of a challenge—in the midst of searching for investment, in the midst of a down economy—what we find is that all of your success rates rise dramatically – every business outcomes improves.
Laughter Yoga and the Laughter Wellness program offer a breakthrough laughter delivery system that enables people to experience the joy and many benefits of laughter, a higher level of happiness and the satisfaction of a good workout in only 20 minutes. They are easy and inexpensive to implement: no equipment or uniforms are required. Laughter sessions can be delivered in your own meeting room.
We help raise people’s positive level in the present so that their brain can experience a happiness advantage. It is fun, but it is not for fun: research has shown that people perform significantly better at that level than when they are at a negative, neutral or stressed level. Intelligence, creativity, energy levels rise, every single business outcome improves. Your brain at positive is 31% more productive than at negative, neutral or stressed. You are 37% better at sales. Doctors are 19% faster and more accurate at coming with the correct diagnosis.
How we can help your bottom line
By introducing Laughter Wellness sessions for all staff, companies have reported a happier workplace, increased efficiency, better communication, increase in sales and productivity, increased creativity and better teamwork, decrease in illness and absenteeism, and a reduction in employee turnover.
- Stress Release
- Peak Performance
- Team Building
- Motivation and Communication
- Innovation and Creativity
- Increasing Attention Span in HR Training
- Positive Work Environment
- Laughter For Health and Wellness
“Employers who actively sustain a positive work environment could experience improvements of up to 25% in efficiency and customer satisfaction.” – Journal of Applied Psychology – 2003
In this high pressure, high tension modern world stress levels are higher than ever before. Many people are facing an enormous amount of stress and burnouts in the workplace. Even highly talented and skilled people cannot perform well if they are emotionally imbalanced and stressed.There are many methods being used to reduce stress but Laughter Yoga and the Laughter Wellness program are the most cost effective, less time consuming and are a single exercise routine which reduces physical, mental and emotional stress simultaneously and brings an emotional balance. A research conducted in December 2006, on 50 IT professionals in Bangalore, India found a significant reduction in stress levels as shown by reduction in cortisol levels in saliva.
At any given time, performance depends upon mood and Laughter Yoga and the Laughter Wellness program have the power to change one’s mood state within minutes by releasing neuropeptides from the brain cells called endorphins. Science tells us that the brain needs 25% more oxygen than other body organs. Laughter exercises increase the net supply of oxygen which helps in optimal performance and boosts energy levels.
This translates for example into an increase in attention span during sales conferences. Sales Training, or New Product Training Studies have shown that even after just 30 minutes, the concentration levels start to decrease. A brief laughter seminar can provide a great energy boost during a full day of training, meetings or conferences.
Laughter is a great communication enhancer and it said that “people who laugh together, work better together”. This is why Laughter training is so effective for team building, stress management, communication and leadership programs:
- It breaks down barriers
- It makes us more likeable
- It makes us more transparent
- It connects and bonds people
- It develops our sense of humor and breaks down our inhibitions
- It enhances a sense of potential
- It brings out the best in people
- It enhances self-esteem in groups
- It creates safety
- Criticism collapses
- It interrupts the power struggle
- It diffuses conflict
In laughter sessions participants are encouraged to communicate with all other group members. Group laughter is a team experience that reduces ego and overcomes inhibitions and shyness. The shared positive experience creates bonds between all participants including managers and staff and reduces barriers to communication.
Laugh as a team, work as a team!
For people working in front office and sales and marketing, Laughter Yoga helps to bring a smile on their face and generate good feelings within the body. This enhances their communication and motivational skills thus increasing their client base and customer satisfaction.
In this highly competitive market one needs to introduce new ideas and constant innovation to stay ahead. Laughter sessions stimulate the right brain activity which is the seat of creativity. This helps to generate new ideas and insights about workplace issues and problems. It changes the mental map of participants about what is and what isn’t possible. It helps people to become more creative and innovative.
Laughter sessions provide a great energy boost during long HR training sessions and conferences. They help to increase the attention span, enhance learning skills, concentration powers and potential.
Job dissatisfaction and hostile work environment compel people to change jobs more frequently thus affecting productivity and profitability. Laughter sessions create positive energy and improves communication between people.
The Bangalore study also confirmed the increase in positive emotions and decrease in negative emotions, thereby developing an emotional intelligence. This helps to create a more constructive work environment and ensures loyalty and commitment.
The basic objective of every human being is to enjoy life, live in harmony with family and have lots of friends to connect with. But, one cannot enjoy life if one is sick. Laughter Yoga and the Laughter Wellness program offer a single exercise routine which brings physical, mental and social wellbeing in a shortest period of time. People can feel the benefits from the very first session.
ULTIMATE RESULT: Enhanced success of your business
Positivity and performance (Hom and Arbuckle, 1988)
Happiness and intelligence (Estrada, Isen and Young, 1997)
Here are several article of relevance:
- http://facilethings.com/blog/en/laugh and http://www.medindia.net/news/Promoting-Laughter-in-Workplace-Increases-Productivity-29923-1.htm