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Gabriela Spencer and Francesca La Monica

Workshop: You've Got to Laugh. It's Good for You

By Gabriela D Spencer and Francesca La Monica

Brussels: 23 September 2020

- Please note the new venue information and coronavirus rules below! -

Did you know that laughter is good for you? It is said that laughter is the best medicine. Some even use it as a therapy. “A day without laughter is a day wasted,” said Charlie Chaplin. And to some extent, it is true: laughter promotes well-being and has multiple benefits for our physical and mental health. 

Why do we laugh and why is laughter so good for us? In this workshop, Gabriela and Francesca invite you to discover the benefits of laughter for both physical and mental health. In a playful atmosphere, you will reconnect with your joyful side and will learn about:

  • The purpose of laughter.
  • How laughter makes you feel good.
  • What makes you laugh and how you can laugh more.
  • How you can laugh without a reason.
  • Tips to promote well-being through laughter.

The workshop is designed to be a highly interactive session, sprinkled with ludo-pedagogy techniques such as practical exercises in a ‘serious games’ format in order to help you learn with ease and in a joyful atmosphere.  

“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” — Lord Byron

About Gabriela D Spencer

Gabriela D. Spencer is a laughter yoga facilitator, a life coach and an enthusiastic trainer of gamified pedagogy for adults. She previously worked in online communication and IT project management until she realised that ‘helping others to help themselves’ and achieving work-life balance were more important to her. Her interests include psychology and positive psychology, body-mind balancing techniques, serious games and connecting with one’s inner child. She currently organises online laughter yoga sessions via The Laughter Room, designed to promote well-being and support mental-health through laughter practice during the current Covid-19 crisis. She also facilitates workshops and is available for coaching tracks. In her spare time, Gabriela loves taking flamenco classes and explores creative writing on her Romanian blog: www.gabrieladspencer.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabriela-doicaru-spencer-2780865/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Laughter-Room-online-and-classroom-Laughter-Yoga-110035210663375/

About Francesca La Monica

Francesca La Monica started her career in the banking sector. Over the years, she discovered a real passion for lean management, workshop facilitation, team event organization and soft skills training. Her priority has always been to put joy and positivity at the center of her workshops and training. After 7 years, she decided to embrace a new career path in order to share her expertise, on well-being, with companies and individuals. She is a positive coach, certified laughter yoga instructor and she facilitates workshops to help participants cultivate their inner joy.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/francescalamonica/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/positivelaughteryoga


Important: Coronavirus Rules

The Imagination Club has always been a safe space for trying out new ideas. Unfortunately, in 2020, that safety needs to include protecting you and other Imagination Clubbers against the coronavirus. To this end, we require that you follow the coronavirus rules below. These rules may change - please check this web page on the day of the event to see if there any updates.

  • The workshop is strictly limited to 11 participants (not including the organisers and facilitator). You must register via email or the web site in order to attend this workshop. If you register and are later unable to attend, please cancel via email or the form on the web site as soon as possible. If you do not feel well or have a fever, please do not attend.

  • Please do not shake hands, kiss or hug others. Even if you feel comfortable kissing old friends, old friends may not feel safe being kissed. (I hate writing this rule, but it is important for the welfare of us all).

  • Please keep at least 1.5 meters distance from others. If it is not possible to do so, please wear a face mask.

  • Please check the rules for snacks and drinks before helping yourself.

  • We will sanitise the space beforehand. Hand gel will be available. Please make use of it.

If you have any questions please contact us. If you have last minute questions or concerns, you can also call, SMS or Whatsapp Jeffrey on +32 478 54 94 28.


 

Practical Information

When Wednesday, 23 September 2020 from 18h45-21h00

Where?   Cooperativa Kreativa, Rue Volta 8, 1050 Brussels - MaMap <- Note new venue

How much? A contribution of €15 to cover expenses including materials, drinks, snacks, etc.

                  You can pay via PayPal (Please mention "BIC Workshop: You've Got to Laugh") or cash at the door 

 

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Attending

Organisers

  1. Andy W
  2. Jeffrey B

  3.  

Facilitators

  1. Gabriela S
  2. Francesca LM

Participants (limit: 11)

Strictly limited to 11 people. You must register via email or the web form in order to attend this workshop. If you register and change your mind, please notify us as soon as possible so someone else can have your place. For last minute changes, please contact Jeffrey by telephone, SMS or Whatsapp on +32 478 54 94 28. If you do not feel well or have a fever, please do not attend.

  1. Victoria V
  2. Iren W
  3. Dalia J
  4. Chris S
  5. Julie J

Notes

* Registered on Facebook or Meetup

** Registered as "Interested" on Facebook which, in practice, means they probably won't come. But we appreciate their enthusiasm and support nonetheless.

 

Upcoming Events

21 October 2020: On-line workshop: Working with Groups Using Metaphor by Mike Parker

28 October 2020: On-line workshop Cultural Compass by Luise Schnelting

18 November: On-line workshop: Title to be announced  by Hilda Jonckers

25 November 2020: Title to be announced by Ann Noppen

13 January 2021: Title to be announced  by Andy Whittle

Want to do a workshop with us? Get in touch!  

Note titles and facilitators are subject to change.

 

 

 

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