World Laughter Day and forthcoming training

Hi Everyone There is just over one week to go to World Laughter Day on Sunday, 6 May 2018 when I shall run two FREE Laughter Yoga sessions by the Hub Building (next to the children’s playground) at Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, DY8 2AA.  This is when people all around the world laugh on the first Sunday in May ‘ laugh to promote World Peace’.  Both sessions will last for one hour, the first session will be from 11.00 am and the second from 2.00 pm.  Hopefully we shall be able to run the sessions outside but have the use of the Hub Building if the weather turns against us.  There are regular monthly Laughter Yoga club sessions at Wordsley( Stourbridge), Dudley and Halesowen.  I also run a session in Malvern too.  Details of venues, dates and times can be found at:  http://www.merriemaggie.co.uk/laughter-yoga-sessions/ For anyone wanting to learn more about Laughter Yoga for their own personal development or to lead sessions of their own, I shall be running another 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader training over the weekend of 14 and 15 July 2018 at Wordsley Community Centre, The Green, Wordsley, Stourbridge, DY8 5BN.  I have attached the information leaflet along with a booking form.  The training goes deeper into the philosophy, benefits and research findings  of Laughter Yoga and, following laughter session practices there will be both a written and practical assignment in order to gain the qualification. On 12 April 2018, ITV’s Tonight programme showed the ‘OAP Bootcamp’ documentary regarding finding activities for older people to do in order to combat loneliness, physical activity and health eating.  It also included Laughter Yoga around 20-minutes into the half hour programme.  If you haven’t seen it, go to the ITV Hub where it can still be viewed until around 11 May.  Here is the link:  https://www.itv.com/hub/tonight/1a2803a1097 Finally, I am aware of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) coming into force in May and am in the process of getting my administration prepared for it.  If you are happy to continue to receive regular updates from me about Laughter Yoga evens and training, please click the following link to subscribe to emails from me: http://www.merriemaggie.co.uk/subscribe/ World Laughter Day 2018 – poster July 2018 Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training – Info Many thanks and Merrie Giggles Maggie Thompson Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and Laughter Ambassador maggiet1951@googlemail.com 07565 218567 www.merriemaggie.co.uk www.facebook.com/merriemaggie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLJw_BgdNpE&feature=youtu.be  ...

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LEAP Over 50 Project Picture Safari

Over the last few months we have been asked many times by a number of people ‘When is the next Picture Safari?’. Well … I am happy to announce that it is now here! To help raise funds for Age UK Dudley we are running this particular walk/event as a fundraiser.  As always I am making it a little different to previous Picture Safaris to keep you on your toes, as well as adding a couple of extra bits – the only clue I am giving away at this point is: photos, clues, questions and challenges. Also a camera (camera phone) will be needed, one per group will do.  Don’t worry it’s all in the name of a bit of fun. Book your place now – please note if you do not book on we will not be able to accept you on the walk. Myself and the Health and Wellbeing Team look forward to seeing you there!! Sam Mullett, Age UK Dudley Picture Safari June 18...

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Healthcare Forum – Thursday 18th May

Morning all, We would like to share with you our next Healthcare Forum on Thursday 17th May, 4.30pm – 6.30pm at Brierley Hill Civic Hall, Bank Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3DH ‘Looking after yourself and others is really important but what do we really mean by self-care? What can we do better together so we can support you when needed? What motivates you to look after yourself? Join our conversation and help us explore how we can develop self-care for life across Dudley.’ For more information please find the poster attached and feel free to share this with your networks. If you would like to attend, please email keren.hodgson@nhs.net or call 01384 321730 HCF May poster 2018   Source: Karen Hodgson, Dudley...

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