Here is a classic news coverage on Laughter Yoga, and a typical testimonial as well:

Sue MacLusky, 49, from Stourbridge, launched laughter yoga classes in her hometown after a dark period in her life last summer, during which she was deperately unhappy.

She separated from her partner of 14 years; her father-in-law had died, leaving her looking after her grieving mother-in-law; her own mother was suffering with dementia – and her father was seriously ill in hospital.

And that was while looking after son Ben, who is now nine, and holding down a full-time job as a massage therapist.

“It was a really difficult time,” said Sue. “It’s my job to be calm and happy for my clients but I was getting headaches, my asthma was coming back and I was feeling really stressed.

“The doctor put me on antidepressants. I even called the Samaritans. I was in a very low place.”

Comfort eating kicked in, and Sue piled on the weight, going up to 16 stone and a size 20.

Then, something happened that changed her life forever – and it sounded like fun.

“I heard about a laughter class,” she said.

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