Laughter truly is the best medicine. As an aerobic exercise, laughter can relieve stress, boost your immune system and increase your confidence. This series of gentle, playful exercises takes about 30 minutes and is guaranteed to produce gales of genuine laughter.
Research has shown that laughter causes the brain to release endorphins**, which are the body’s “feel good” compounds. And research has shown that even pretend laughter causes endorphins to be released. “Experience has shown me that pretend laughter quickly turns to real laughter, smiles our Local Laughter Guru. “A motto of Laughter Therapy is, ‘Fake It Fake It Till You Make It’!”
Try a Laughter Therapy session as an icebreaker when you arrive, to get you started before morning activities, or for a lift before dinner and evening’s entertainment, Or book multiple sessions to avail of discounts. This activity can be done indoors or outdoors, as the weather permits.
€50/session for up to 10 people, larger groups call for pricing
10% discount for first session, 20% discount for second and subsequent sessions for bookings before 31 May 2010.
**Endorphins are endogenous opioid polypeptide compounds produced by the [brain] during exercise, excitement, pain, consumption of spicy food and orgasm, and they [...] produce analgesia and a feeling of well-being. Endorphins work as “natural pain relievers.”
[edited extract from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorphin]