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Laughter Benefits : Seniors
Being a 21st Century Senior Is Not Easy
With a distinct rise in life expectancy due to advances in medical science, the senior citizen population is likely to triple by the year 2020.  But better life expectancy does not always equate with better quality of life. Many elderly people suffer from a variety of diseases due to their weakened immune systems and a lifetime of unhealthy habits.  Hypertension and high cholester...

Why Seniors Should Laugh
Although not all diseases can be cured, laughter brings several positive changes.  It is a powerful stress buster, which helps reduce the risk factors for cardiac diseases arising from stress. Laughter helps reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. Laughter provides a positive form of emotional release, and the enhanced production of dopamine and other anti-stress chemicals can ...

How Laughter Yoga Can Benefit Seniors (And Those Who Care For Them)
Thousands of seniors have benefited from Laughter Yoga, a great therapeutic alternative that combines easy laughter exercises with Yogic Deep Breathing, for a complete wellness workout. Laughter Yoga is ideal for seniors to reap the scientifically proven benefits of laughter in improving their health and wellbeing.  It helps provide emotional bonding, alleviate feelings of loneliness a...

Social Laughter Clubs - A Boon for the Elderly
To be happy, we all need a network of healthy emotional relationships with people who care about us and about whom we care.  Social Laughter Clubs have the power to reach beyond the healing of laughter.  Laughing with people regularly can form very strong relationships.  Joining a social laughter club can expose seniors to an effective network of caring-sharing relationships, thus...
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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...
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...
The laughter yoga class demo was great!...
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...
"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 ...
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...
Thank you of conducting the Laughter Yoga session for multicultural seniors group at Ottawa Community Immigrant Seniors Organization on August 9th, 2010. I...
The CTV OTTAWA Management team recently scheduled a Laughter Yoga session as a different and offbeat teambuilding exercise. Everyone who participated thorou...
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...
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...
Coach Sophie Terrasse engaged Barrhaven Toastmasters in a twenty minute Laughter Yoga Icebreaker. Club members experienced firsthand the benefits this workout...
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...
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 loved it!  I had fun!  I have already given your information to some clients...
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. “...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
A rallying workshop for the personnel!   Relaxes the atmosphere and allows us to laugh at ourselves! Enthusiastic, lively, warm le...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
International Laughter Day Celebration, Parliament Hill, Ottawa On a beautiful, sunny Sunday we assembled on Parliament Hill for a rather unusual activity; a...
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 ...
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...
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!...
"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...
Thank you Sophie for bringing such sparkle and freshness to this conference. ...
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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...
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...
The workshop proved quite beneficial for our team of new comers to laughter yoga.  No one left the experience indifferent.  Some participants loved ...
"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."...
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