Nira Berry, a Certified professional Life Coach and a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher combined both of her specialties and started the Laughter Wellness movement as a laughter therapist.
Nira saw first hand the benefits of laughter as a tool we can all use to benefit our overall wellness. As a breast cancer survivor, Nira utilized the power of laughter to help herself heal, survive and thrive.
LaughingRx Laughter and Wellness Experiences For Complete Wellness and Healing
Nira Berry, laughter wellness therapist, and founder of laughter wellness movement, combining both her expertise in laughter and life coaching, Nira Berry is known as the Happiness Coach, is available to speak on stress reduction and healthy living techniques that all lead to healthy living and increased happiness.
Nira is a health and wellness life coach who leads Workplace Wellness
programs and Wellness / Life Coaching for groups and individuals. Nira offers executive, business and career coaching, as well as Wellness coaching is for those who would like to achieve
their optimal health goals and lead a balanced life. Stress management; Work/life balance and Happiness are Nira's specialties.
Wellness is maintaining a healthy balance between the body and mind which leads to a feeling of well being- a feeling of wholeness. It is a state of optimal functionality and enhanced potential that leads to not only an absence of illness but also an improved quality of life and productivity resulting from better physical, mental, and emotional health.
‘Laughter is the best medicine’has scientifically proven to be the most powerful prescription for wellness. Laughter helps you cope in
our busy world. The effectiveness of laughter prompted Dr. Madan Kataria, to develop Laughter Yoga which combines laughter with breathing.
Laughing is a powerful healing tool. It works simultaneously on the body and the mind healing psychological aberrations and physical manifestations of disease and injury. Realizing its many beneficial effects, many hospitals and medical clinics have started to utilize laughter in order to promote better health.
Reduce Your Stress starting NOW with Laughter Webinar: $89
Four 30 min. sessions include: laughter, handouts & FUN in each session and:
– Learn the scientifically proven benefits of laughter
– Laughter for stress reduction in the real world pt. 1 with laughter exercises
– laughter for stress reduction in the real world pt. 2 with laughter exercises
– Laughter for relaxation, laughter meditation
7 pm (Eastern Time Zone): Monday Feb. 15, 22, 29, march 7
*Reg open until 4 days prior. *Reg & payment to: PayPal to account: LaughingRx.com include: series name/start date. (Your payment is your registration).
*Reg for both Webinars: $150 *Reg 2 people per 1 seminar: $150
Live Your Happiest Life Webinar $89
Four 30 min. sessions include: laughter exercises in each session & handouts:
– What are our daily choices? – Tools for happiness – 10 steps to Happiness to start today – 21 days to gratitude – – Laughter for relaxation, laughter meditation, guided relaxation
7:30 pm (Eastern Time Zone): starting Tuesday Feb. 9, 16, 23, March 1 *Reg open until 4 days prior. *Reg for both Webinars: $150 * 2 people/sem: $150 * Reg & payment to: PayPal to account: LaughingRx.com Include series name/start date. (Your payment is your registration).
Registration for Webinars is limited- register early!
Laughter Exercise by Telephone Conferences
Laughter Yoga Exercises by Telephone Conference: $75 series of 4 include: 1/2 hour FUN Laughter filled sessions , handouts. Perfect for your busy schedule & you need to laugh! laugh in your car/office/home! 2 Time options: 5:30pm & 8:00pm Eastern Time Zone
series 1: Nov. 11,18, Dec. 1 Dec. 8 series 2: Nov. 17,24, Dec. 1, Dec., 8 *Reg open til 4 days prior . * 2 tel. laughter series: $100 * 2 friends/ $50 eacch *Reg for 1 Webinars & 1 tel conf: $150 * Reg & pay to: PayPal account: LaughingRx.com (Include series name/start date -Payment is your registration).
Registration for Webinars is limited- register early!
Private Laughter by Telephone -laughter therapy: package includes: 1/2 hour FUN Laughter filled sessions, handouts Perfect for you & busy schedule- add laughter & fun boosting into your life! Customized uplifting laughter exercises, stress management laughter tools and real-life laughter techniques experienced.
package of 4 private tel. laughter sessions at mutually convenient time: $200 (individuall session $75/ half hour)
Private Laughter Therapy one -on- one in person: per 45 min. session: $150 (plus Travel exp. outside of Maryland/DC area)
exciting and fun workshop:
Aha! Self-Discovery through Creativity
& Laughter: Relaxed Painting, movement and fun
Creative release through art expression, laughter exercises and stress reducing techniques Reconnect with your authentic self through a unique wellness experience
While engaging in this fun, dynamic workshop you’ll:
Discover your Joy!
Bring out your inner child
Learn Stress Reduction Techniques
Find your creative energy
Feel energized and Connect with your mind, body and soul
Studies have shown more creativity and laughter leads to creative solutions, ideas, reduced stress, increased energy and productivity and an overall sense of well-being
2 hour Workshop includes:
Abstract painting- no artistic ability needed! ( Supplies included)
Fun Laughter exercises
Tips on reducing stress in the real world
Bring a friend: $100/ 2 people
group workshops available up to 30 participants
Comfortable clothes recommended
Workshops offered monthly. Please contact Nira for info on next dates: RSVP to Nira@laughingRx.com
for more information on this Aha event check out website: www.AhaEvent.com
Laughter Coaching by Nira Berry
...also known as Laughter Therapy
Laughter Coaching is available to you if you want to add more laughter into your life. Nira offers this on a one-to-one basis in person, over the telephone or via the internet, as well as to groups.
If you are going through a tough time, need a release, or just want to laugh on a daily or weekly basis, laughter coaching with Nira Berry is for you!
Nira can also combine laughter & life coaching for example: 1/2 hour laughter therapy session followed by 1 hour coaching
Nira Berry is a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and Certified Health and life Coach. For more info. on coaching: www.AlivewithJoy.com
information on coaching: www.Niraberry.com
10 Good Reasons To Laugh:
1. Laughter is a stress buster
Laughter reduces the levels of stress hormones, epinephrine and cortisol in our body.
By providing an the format for unconditional laughter, Laughter Yoga allows your body a quick way to reduce stress levels. This is especially beneficial and important to people in high stress jobs or in high stress relationships.
Not only can stress levels be reduced, but we can effectively protect our systems from the effects of further stress.
2. Laughter strengthens the immune system
The immune system is important in maintaining good health by keeping infections, allergies and cancers at bay:
· Recent research into the effects of laughter by Dr. Lee S. Berk, Professor at Loma Linda
University, California, USA, demonstrates that laughter will increase the count of natural killer
cells (NK cells - a type of white cell) and antibody levels.
· Laughter therapy helps to increase antibodies (Immunoglobulin A) in the mucous of the nose
and respiratory passages.
3. Laughter is anti-aging
· It tones facial muscles and expressions.
· Laughter causes an increase in blood supply to the face, which is why some people look
flushed. This nourishes the skin and makes it glow.
· People look younger and more fun when they laugh!
4. Laughing is aerobic exercise
Laughing stimulates heart and blood circulation and is equivalent to any other standard aerobic exercise.
· Dr. William Fry, Standford University, USA claims one minute of laughter is equal to 10 minutes on the rowing machine.
· The singular benefit almost everybody derives is a sense of well-being because more oxygen is taken in during laughter.
· It is an exercise regime suitable for all, including people confined to a bed or a wheelchair.
The Importance of Oxygen:
From a medical point of view, the most important component of breath is oxygen.
Dr. Otto Warburg, President, Institute of Cell Physiology, Nobel Prize Winner (Dr. Warburg is the only person ever to win the Nobel Prize for Medicine twice and be nominated for a third), said about the importance of oxygen:
"Deep breathing techniques increase oxygen to the cells and are the most important factors in living a disease-free and energetic life. When cells get enough oxygen, cancer will not and cannot occur."
The very essence of our life is breathing. Due to stress and negative emotions, our breathing becomes irregular and shallow, thus affecting the flow of oxygen through our body.
5. Laughter is internal jogging
Laughter massages internal organs by enhancing the blood supply and increasing their efficiency.
This is especially good for proper bowel movement.
· Laughter exercises the abdominal muscles and helps to improve muscle tone.
6. Laughter is a Natural Pain Killer
Laughter increases the levels of endorphins – the body’s natural pain killers.
Norman Cousins, an American journalist who was suffering from an incurable disease of the spine, benefited from
laughter therapy in a situation when all painkillers were ineffective.
· Endorphins released as a result of laughter may help in reducing the intensity of pain in those suffering from arthritis, spondylitis and muscular spasms of the body.
7. Laughter can control high blood pressure
Laughter helps to control blood pressure by reducing the release of stress-related hormones.
· Experiments have demonstrated that a 10-minute laughter session leads to a reduction of
10-20 mm in blood pressure. This however does not mean that patients taking 2-3 tablets for blood pressure every day will be completely cured. Always consult your doctor before changing any medication
8. Laughter can help dump depression and anxiety
The stress and strain of modern life takes a heavy toll on the human mind and body.
Sustained laughter through Laughter yoga brings on:
· Better sleep
· Reduced depression. Some people claim they can manage without prescribed anti-depressant pills and tranquillizers.
9. Laughter Alleviates Bronchitis and Asthma
Laughter improves lung capacity and oxygen levels in the blood.
· Regular Laughter yoga practitioners report a marked reduction in the frequency of asthma attacks.
10. Laughter just makes you feel good
Laugh and the world laughs with you. How you react to life is up to you.
Contact Nira for your free sample coaching session nira@laughingRx.com
Nira Berry, Certified Professional Life Coach & Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher
The Happiness Coach
Hi Nira, my colleague Meghann Schwartz met you over the weekend, and I wanted to contact you. I do programming for a number of women engagements for the Jewish Federation in Howard County, and I'd
like to get more information about what you do. Specifically, since we are very small with a limited budget, what do you charge? Hope to hear from you.
Thank you Nira for your uplifting laughter program for our annual meeting! Everyone was smiling for hours following!
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