Archives for December 2015

Knox City Council – Launch of Guide to Disability & Aged Services in Knox

Knox City Council – Launch of Guide to Disability & Aged Services in Knox

I was delighted to be invited to the launch of this wonderful guide, of which I have several copies if you would like one. They are also available at the Council, online as a Word or PDF document. Here is the link to that page for downloading. While the laughter club is not in it, it will be added in future and was overlooked, because it was comprised of the Seniors Festival Booklet, which we were in. It is a very high quality book of 151 A4 pages and will no doubt be a ‘lifesaver’ for many who need to look something up. I acknowledge and thank Peter Johnston who was responsible for this Guide and is vary helpful to me in promoting Laughter Yoga and the Ferntree Gully Laughter Club.

Much of the focus of my laughter work is with the disabled, aged and their carers, besides schools and not-for-profit organisations. I do enjoy being involved in the community and laughter helps make this happen!
Following is a list of its contents:
Where Do I Start?
Community Centres and Neighbourhood Houses
Adult Education and Employment Services
Advocacy and Legal Services
Aids and Equipment
Children’s Services
Independent Living and Accommodation Services
Information and Advice
Mental Health
Recreation and Leisure
Residential Aged Care
Respite and Carer Support Services
Senior Citizens Centres
Social and Support Groups
Transport Services

 

Stress, Suggestions and Using Laughter Yoga

Stress, Suggestions and Using Laughter Yoga

What does the word stress bring up for you? Very likely it will be negative because the media influences us that stress is ‘bad’ and we are directed to find relief from it with buying, eating, drinking, holidaying etc. Many people are so accustomed to living in a stressful manner and may not realise that there are ways to combat it. It can be that when we our time is restricted, it is beneficial to feel under pressure and we can achieve that without sending our bodies into a stressed mode. In fact it can be uplifting and energising, rather like self-testing or facing a challenge. Laughter and other things like mindfulness and meditation can help a lot, here’s my take on incorporating Laughter Yoga into your daily routine – Read More

John Mitchell & Vicki at Ferntree Gully Laughter Club

I have this much limitation laugh (which is very little) and this much potential (which is huge), at Ferntree Gully Laughter Club.

John Mitchell and Vicki sharing a favorite laugh, a tiny space between thumb
and finger indicating that little limitation
and next the arms go wide showing how much potential.