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Laughter Benefits : Children
It's not easy to be a 21st Century Child
Childhood used to be a time for children to lead low stress lives full of personal exploration and group play - a time of joy and unconditional laughter, with many children laughing more than 300 times a day.  Laughter has always been part and parcel of how children communicate with the world.  Even today, babies begin laughing at a very early age (Click Here for an example of babi...

Why children should laugh
Growing bodies and minds require the intense physical exercise of play to learn motor skills, develop, and cope with rapid growth.  And modern studies show that in play we learn how to cope with different situations, and develop emotional and social skills that determine and influence much of our future life.  In play, we develop emotional intelligence, now recognized as being the ...

How Laughter Yoga can benefit children
The stressors of the school environment can stifle the natural stress-reducing reflex of laughter. But give children permission to laugh - especially within the usually serious academic environment - and there is a welcome relief of stress and tension that can produce dramatically positive results. This is why some schools have introduced Laughter Yoga on a regular basis and even appointed d...
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After reading positive reviews about laughter yoga, I  thought I would give it a try on my grade 12 girls and boys fitness classes. We were wrapping up a...
At work, we have an employee well being committee. This committee had invited Sophie to teach us a short laughter yoga class. It was a real eye-opener for me!...
Sophie Terrasse is an exceptional artist and peace maker. She is an expert in conveying Laughter Yoga to a variety of audiences, as she integrates the themes ...
Thank you for your comprehensive presentation to our staff at the TriCounty Addiction Services, on 1 May 2009, about the work of Dr. Madan Kataria, laughter c...
Sophie's energy and passion for her work is very contagious. The ladies who attended her classes at the Ultimate Girls Getaway, at the Fairmont Tremblant, had...
The CTV OTTAWA Management team recently scheduled a Laughter Yoga session as a different and offbeat teambuilding exercise. Everyone who participated thorou...
Just a note to thank you for the short Laughter Yoga session you led at the meeting for all the personnel of my division. The session has well attained its ...
Back in Toronto for a week, after a week-end of certification training with you to become a Laughter Yoga leader, I am still high. Sophie, I feel as revived...
It was absolutely astounding! I did not expect that at all. It’s one of the best stress management techniques I have ever tried. On top of the beneficia...
Thank you of conducting the Laughter Yoga session for multicultural seniors group at Ottawa Community Immigrant Seniors Organization on August 9th, 2010. I...
Thank you Sophie for bringing such sparkle and freshness to this conference. ...
Before the session started, I told my friend that I had no expectation of good or bad and just to keep an open mind and enjoy the new experience that I was ab...
As a writer, I am always searching for new ways to stay creatively productive. Laughter yoga opens my creativity to new heights and improves my overall outl...
"I found laughter yoga to be a great pick-me-up. It woke me up and got my day started. I would definitely do it again."...
Sophie, I just wanted to thank you for sharing Laughter Yoga with the children in our child care centre. As you will remember, your first visit was a grea...
I laughed so much today - boy did I laugh! I left your workshop with wings on my back and a light in my eyes. Thank you very much Sophie. I hope to put to goo...
I take this opportunity, regarding your presence in my Alternative Intervention in Social Service class, to convey to you a few comments which were sparked by...
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I couldn’t imagine that it was possible for me to laugh for no reason at all, or that such an activity would be so beneficial; however, Sophie has that ...
Coach Sophie Terrasse engaged Barrhaven Toastmasters in a twenty minute Laughter Yoga Icebreaker. Club members experienced firsthand the benefits this workout...
Tired and laughing about it! Thanks to Sophie Terrasse for the wonderful Laughter Yoga experience! Our Social Club is grateful for the impact it had on p...
The workshop proved quite beneficial for our team of new comers to laughter yoga.  No one left the experience indifferent.  Some participants loved ...
Every third Tuesday of the month, Mood Disorders Ottawa invites a guest speaker to make a presentation to members and the general public. The topics are usual...
Sophie has a youthful energy full of life and fun. Her teaching style is playful and she helps to bring out the child within; her laughter is infectious. She ...
The laughter yoga class demo was great!...
CHEO - Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre The parents from the Retreat in April really appreciated the time that you took with them.  Some of the comm...
Sophie is a very dynamic person with an incredible smile. She succeeded in a few minutes in getting all the people in our Toastmasters group to realize the ...
I loved it!  I had fun!  I have already given your information to some clients...
I discovered this approach during a day dedicated to employees at Statistics Canada and I really liked it from the start. After this first experience, I c...
After my Laughter Yoga session, I found I was less judgmental and critical - I had an increased acceptance of everything it seemed. I was also able to remain ...
I am a workaholic yogini, so relaxing can be an effort for me! I thought the Laughter Yoga would be fun and within reason. Well... it surpassed my expectation...
Oh, what a discovery, this laugher yoga. I arrived at the workshop having trouble to breathe because of a severe allergy reaction. I let Ms Terrasse know that...
International Laughter Day Celebration, Parliament Hill, Ottawa On a beautiful, sunny Sunday we assembled on Parliament Hill for a rather unusual activity; a...
Last December 7, on the occasion of the  RGA's Holiday dinner, the business people in attendance all participated in the exercise proposed by the friendl...
"Laughter yoga was an incredible experience that truly brought out happiness in a stress-free environment. It's a great mind opener and a great exercise ...
Sophie was born to lead Laughter Yoga. She glows like a 1000 bulb when she teaches. You leave her workshop refreshed, relaxed, and buoyant. It’s TRUE JO...
As a writer, I am always searching for new ways to stay productive, and Laughter Yoga opens my creativity to new heights. In fact, I am now expressing my crea...
I have attended Sophie’s Laughter Yoga class on several occasions as part of the Ultimate Girls Getaway weekend. Aside from it being an exciting, uplift...
Sophie is a natural Laughter Leader whose enthusiasm and energy is contagious! Her radiant smile and laughter fill up the room and put everyone in the mood fo...
Laughing ... is fun! Yes indeed! Despite all my skepticism, I decided to go out on a great laughter adventure… ha, ha, ha… that is, on Parlia...
I wanted to let you know how much of a success your presentation was with those who attended the event. After each session, attendees are sent an online su...
This was one of the best workshops I've ever experienced. The ICF would benefit greatly from having Sophie present/facilitate in front of th...
We really appreciated the session that you gave during our retreat in la Diversité. The comments that I've heard were all very positive. It’s a v...
That was the most fun I have had in a while! I feel lighter, younger, and happy! I am hooked!! I had a wonderful time; very enjoyable and such...
I joined Sophie's laughter class at a weekend getaway and was delighted with the amount of fun that I had, the workout that I got, AND the fact that I was so ...
In theatre, it's so important that actors build energy and overcome nervousness before any performance. Laughter Yoga was a true success in this regard, but i...
"I have to admit, at first I was a bit skeptical. However, the experience of Laughter Yoga with Sophie was amazing! It made me feel amazing and was very ...
I felt really good doing the Laughter workshop and afterward. Sophie, you are an amazing leader and such a perfect fit for it. What a gift to you and to us wh...
It was absolutely astounding! I did not expect that at all… It’s one of the best stress management techniques I have ever tried. On top of the be...
A rallying workshop for the personnel!   Relaxes the atmosphere and allows us to laugh at ourselves! Enthusiastic, lively, warm le...
I enjoyed your workshop! I was tired from all the workouts and not enough sleep and it brought energy back! You are the perfect personality to lead this works...
I have done laughter yoga before. With Sophie it was a much more personal experience and I found that I felt more connected with my inner self. “...
Wow! Thank you for your valuable contribution to the 3i Summit. The imaginations, interactions, and inspirations from our energetic two days will stay with ea...
A group of about 30 employees met on a Friday at noon, to learn what laughter yoga was all about. Sophie did not allow us to stay very long at our seats. She ...
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