Who am I and why I am so passionate about spreading laughter therapy for wellbeing.
Hi, my name is Kirti Sharma and I wanted to share my story with you about how Body Mind Laughter was founded and why I am passionate about spreading the potential benefits of laughter therapy.
I have had degenerative health conditions for many years and as a consequence, have suffered with persistent chronic and severe pain along with its many other side effects; and as many people may also agree with me that it (severe and chronic pain) can at times, get the better of us. However, while researching how to better manage my pain, I realised how the power of our natural ability to concentrate, breath, laugh, play and feel emotions can impact our health and wellbeing on so many levels. So I decided to put my findings into practice and found it profoundly changed the course of my life. Though it didn’t take the cause of the actual health conditions away, it facilitated a better coping mechanism and let me regain my smile back so that I can appreciate the essence of life again. That inspired me to spread the benefits of laughter therapy and I founded Body Mind Laughter as a vehicle to embark on my journey and help others.
It is encouraging to learn that evidence suggests laughter therapy may offer several potential health benefits to patients and caregivers. If you are interested to learn more about this, you can refer to this article, written in collaboration with a senior lecturer at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK and myself which has been published in the Nursing Standards: online publication on 11 February 2019. Citation: Tremayne P, Sharma K (2019) Implementing laughter therapy to enhance the well-being of patients and nurses. Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2019.e11064 For further information, you can follow this link: https://journals.rcni.com/nursing-standard/evidence-and-practice/implementing-laughter-therapy-to-enhance-the-wellbeing-of-patients-and-nurses-ns.2019.e11064/abs
Now as a DBS checked and certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, I am following my vision and have been spreading laughter therapy across diverse groups and organisations ranging from: nurses, students, teachers, lecturers, cancer patients, Alzheimer’s groups, carers’ groups, disabled groups, charities, commercial companies and HR teams to name a few.
I hope this helps and if you would like to discuss how Laughter Therapy can be implemented within your organisation as a wellbeing program please contact us on Mob: 07736158352 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on our contact form and we will get back to you.