A very successful laughter session today as part of Newcastle University’s MBA programme. It came on the heels of a lecture about reflexivity/self-reflection – important tools in the business world.

The group of 28 international students were willing participants and their obvious enjoyment was infectious!

There was some interesting feedback in the debrief afterwards. It was unanimously agreed that they had experienced spontaneous laughter during the session.

One participant said she could feel the endorphins released.

Another, who had experienced laughter groups in India, said today’s session was ‘very professional’.

A great point was made that the students could use what they learnt today to help them recognise stress building up in themselves and others and perhaps just start the ‘ho ho’ chant to remind each other to step back and breathe.

I did my own bit of self reflection post-class, observing that I was actually amused today by the Halloween ‘Spooky Voice’ self-service till in Poundland.

Ahh, the power of laughter endorphins!!


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