Laughter Clubs

Ferntree Gully and Knoxfield Laughter Clubs

Click on the links at the end of this paragraph or drop down menu for more information – We laugh together regularly and membership at one of our two community laughter clubs is free and everyone is welcome. We meet outdoors and are very fortunate if the weather is wet and windy, at Carrington we may do the laughter session inside the front foyer. For Ferntree Gully, we have the protection under the building on the decking, behind the library.

Both run at 10.30am. The Knoxfield Laughter Club meets on 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturday of the month, to go to the page click here. The Ferntree Gully Laughter Club meets the 2nd, 4th & 5th Sunday of the month, to go to the page click here.

Download the flyer for Laughter For Living + Laughter Clubs Laughter For Living + Laughter Club Flyer. To download a PDF file for Community Laughter Club locations of clubs affiliated with Laughter Clubs Victoria Inc, click Club Locations 22 May 2019.

Laughter Yoga Background

The year was 1995 when it all began, the origin of the Laughter Yoga Community Clubs, who practice ‘laughing for no reason’ all around the world. Indian Physician, Dr Madan Kataria was impressed by Norman Cousins’ book Anatomy of an Illness and the research work by Dr Lee Berk on the benefits of laughter to one’s health and wellbeing. Madan decided to field-test the impact of laughter upon himself and others, gathering with four friends in a Mumbai public park. This happy little group had many bystanders, who quickly joined in and numbered over 50 after a couple of weeks. BUT, around that time it was discovered that either the jokes and humour ran out or became offensive and Dr Kataria went home to ponder how to change this. Otherwise it was felt that trying to laugh together on a regular basis would simply not work long term. Read more about the history and my involvement in my blog… Links to the laughter club pages follow this video: