“Having heard of Norman Cousins’ book, “Anatomy of an illness, I was intrigued to try out a laughter club. I attended two one-time sessions before finding a Saturday morning club here in Victoria. I immediately volunteered to get trained as a leader and enjoyed the whole process of coming to a club https://victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=112&action=edit&message=1and then learning how to lead one.
A real shift happened, though, when a friend told how a big change occurred in his life when he started participating two to three times a week. His wife had a stroke a few years earlier and there was a lot of stress and little laughter for them as he was taking care of his wife on a full time basis. Now, they were having more laughter throughout each day.
As a result of hearing that, I started attending 2-3 times a week and found it made a big difference for me as well. Specifically, chuckling or laughing at situations that in the past would have caused consternation, upset or downright anger. Also, I find myself smiling more and easier.
While life still hands me challenges, I find the load is much lighter now since Laughter Yoga has entered my life.
My thanks go out to Dr. Kataria and to all laughers who keep the joy of laughter alive in a challenging world.” -Matti Anttila, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Victoria, BC, Canada. August 2009.