Online Laughter Session with The Laughter Coach Geert Van De Vijver
Mind & Body
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English, French, Dutch
What You'll do
What’s this event all about?
Happy employees are productive employees that give a company and an organisation a positive image. Laughing employees achieve more, have less stress and are less ill. Scientific research has proven that laughing helps to convert negative stress into positive stress. Therefore you will feel better, both spiritually and physically.
SMILE AT WORK organises ONLINE LAUGHTER SESSIONS. A laughter session is a unique concept of Unconditional Laughter, according to this; anyone can laugh for No Reason. It does not rely on jokes, humour or comedy. It initiates laughter as a form of an exercise in a group, and as the Laughter Sessions progress; Laughter becomes real and contagious. This results in multiple health benefits, primarily increasing the supply of oxygen and boosting the immune system. It energises and recharges the metabolism, making one feel fresh and energetic.
Who can take this class?
Teams that are working remote, or those with a hybrid workplace who are looking for an ice-breaker for online meetings or a tool for stress management or burn-out prevention. This event can also be used as a teambuilding class or warm-up for an online event that is sure to loosen everyone up.
Why should we take this class?
Laughing connects, also from a distance, and is a powerful tool for reducing stress and helps to put things into perspective. Laughing relaxes and also releases endorphins (natural happiness hormones) in our brains. In addition to the mental benefits, laughter is also a physical exercise, something we can certainly all use in these times.
In these bizarre times and with the strong recommendation to stay at home, "Smile at Work" is temporarily renamed to "Smile at Home".
Participants will leave the with the following benefits:
- Higher qualitative relationship among colleagues
- Brings employees closer together
- More motivation and self-confidence
- Increase creativity and productivity
How is the event structured?
Interactive workshop of 30 minutes using breathing exercises, laughter exercises, music and relaxation exercises. The goal of a laughter session is to make the participants feel happy and relaxed afterwards.
Geert Van De Vijver
Hi there - I am Geert Van De Vijver and was born in 1971 and live in beautiful Ghent. I’ve been working in the FMCG business for more than 20 years.
A self-made man, I have worked my way up the ladder as a Key Account & Business Development Manager. My positive attitude, enthusiasm and sense of humour have always helped me in my career. I am is curious and driven, always broadening my horizons and always trying to re-invent myself.
In 2006 I left for Paris to take a course in laughter training and become a laughter coach. Since then, I’ve been giving laughter workshops and laughter sessions in companies and at events. My creative approach was a success at Nike, Microsoft, Coca Cola, Ikea, Procter & Gamble, Unilever and General Motors.
Moreover, I have appeared as a laughter coach on television shows in Belgium and Holland and has conducted the biggest laughter session in the world.
I have a mission to help people (re)discover their laugh and to stimulate them to laugh more. My contagious laugh leaves participants with a happy feeling, embracing the power of the laugh.
What to bring
A positive and open mindset
Openness to participation
Phones off and computer cameras/mics on
How to participate
We automatically send you a calendar invite to your email with all the details to join the video call.
The video call will be conducted in the video conferencing tool of your choice (Teams, Zoom, Skype, Google Meet/Hangouts, WebEX, etc.)
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