A crisis in my personal life over 30 years ago, detailed in my book, led me to become interested in personal wellbeing techniques that work, irrespective of how old/new they are, what they involve, and where they originated.
Following on from this, I started running British Medical Association accredited Stress Management Courses, which included laughter. (‘Stress Management with a difference’)
I came across ‘The Laughing Clubs of India’ in 1996, ran my first laughter workshop in 1997, and trained in laughter yoga in 2003 when I also set up the Bristol Laughter Club (www.bristollaughterclub.com), now the longest-running continuous series of laughter yoga workshops outside India.
I live in the UK, and have also lived and worked in the States and China. I have delivered and contributed to conferences, team events, wellbeing events and festivals on most continents, where my clients have ranged from blue-chip to Glastonbury festival, to media, education & charities.
I started teaching others how to use these skills in 2007.
Full information is on www.joehoare.co.uk
Main points in the interview:
Joe will be speaking about:
The Yoga Part of Laughter Yoga