Health & Safety laughter workshops in the workplace.
Health & Safety law states that everyone has a duty of care to themselves and others. A laughter yoga workshop, laughter yoga class, laughter yoga teaching session is no different health & safety is paramount.
Contraindications of Laughter Yoga
Laughing involves some physical strain and a rise in intra-abdominal
pressure. It is contraindicated for people with:
Advanced (bleeding) piles
Any kind of hernia
Any persistent cough
Anything with acute symptoms
High blood pressure
Incontinence of urine
Major psychiatric disorders
Having undergone surgery within the last 3 months
First or third trimester of pregnancy, and before 8 weeks after birth
This list is for guidance only and is not meant to be exhaustive. If in
doubt, first consult a trained medical professional for guidance.
Please take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, and make
relevant and appropriate adjustments. Anyone already undergoing
physician-prescribed therapy should seek the advice of their doctor
before reducing or stopping such treatment.
Ultimately Laughter Yoga is about taking responsibility for yourself.
If you ever feel any pain or discomfort when doing Laughter Yoga, you
should most certainly stop immediately and/or advise the leader if you
require help. (this is not a no pain no gain exercise experience)
NOTE: These are the Contraindications as provided by Dr Madan Kataria
The founder of laughter yoga visit him at Laughteryoga.org. If you need
to double-check current contraindications please look at the
www.laughteryoga.org ONLINE GUIDANCE: Dr Madan Kataria is in Nasak India This is where Clive & Jackie went to enhance their laughter yoga teaching skills and The Dr. Then appointed the pair as Would Laughter Yoga Ambassadors.
Clive holds a city & Guilds qualification in health & safety so will
carry out a risk assessment upon arrival of the room/space you will be
Clive & Jackie are also both St.Johns First Aiders and Mental health first responders.
With an online course or session, the instructor cannot do a health and
safety risk assessment in person, so this is asking you to make that
assessment, to help you, please check that you can agree with each
There is a minimum of 2mSq of floor space and a minimum 2 metre
clearance from floor to ceiling per participant in the room upon which
they are undertaking the course.
There is no glass, china or other breakable material that may lead to
injury in the room in which they are undertaking the course for the
duration of the course.
For any participants aged under 16, an appropriate adult (parent/carer
aged 18+) must be present in the room at the same time.
If the participant is unable to follow the instructor’s instructions
they should cease the class immediately until it is possible to ask the
instructor for further guidance
You have made clear to the instructor if you have any special
In the event that you need assistance, you have pre-informed the
instructor of someone who can get to you quickly and you have provided
the instructor with their name and telephone number. Many thousands of working hours are lost each week through driving related accidents. Clive is also a motoring expert and has appeared many times on TV with his ideas. So if you feel your company needs a talk on how to deal with Road Rage and gain some advanced driving tips please contact him for details.
Advanced motoring at its very best.