“Help children be happy, resilient and motivated independent thinkers and all else will fall into place”
Stephanie Davies
Humour is a serious business. There is a great deal of time and effort being spent exploring how laughter helps us live longer, be healthier, think more creatively, be more productive, enjoy better relationships, learn more effectively and much else besides. It’s a science known as gelatology.

Or, as Stephanie calls it, ‘laughology’.

Of all the stand-up comedian entrepreneurs trained in behavioural and clinical health psychology who have studied at the Gesundheit Institute with Patch Adams and have an MA in Laughter, Humour and Personal Growth we know, Stephanie is our favourite. She has taken the serious science of laughter to new heights in her work in the public and private sectors in the UK and abroad and is now increasingly in demand in the world of education to share her insights about how schools – and the people within them – function so much better when they’re having a laugh.

Feedback from recent events include:

“Steph Davies- Laughology - is an excellent speaker- made you look on the bright side of life, will be used in the classroom!”

"Laughology was the best INSET we've ever had, really useful stuff for the classroom and for us teachers. Refreshing, fun and very funny, I wish all INSETs were as good"

"Great to see all teachers laughing together, relaxing and remembering that school can be a fun place. Watching teachers remind each other about some of the activities when passing in the corridor weeks later showed the effects were long lasting and generated more laughter"
"We learn best when we play - it’s how we discover the world and its meaning" - Laughology

To read more about Stephanie Davies please click here

  • Stephanie has been with Independent Thinking since 2012 and is one of The 33

  • Stephanie’s DBS number is 001447630428 issued 11th June 2014

  • Click here to see our price guide


The Big Conference at Cotgrave - 17th March 2017

There is Another Way - our Big Conference at Cotgrave, NG12 3JG takes place on 17th March 2017 and is a day for everyone passionate about raising standards, bringing out the best in their schools - and doing it the right way. Cost: £149 (plus VAT) for the first delegate and £129 (plus VAT) for further delegates from the same institution. NB: We can only accept payment by debit or credit card through online booking (just select the PayPal payment method option - you do not need to have a PayPal account). Click view below or on the event page on the right to see the full programme.

Parent Event

For many schools, getting parents to the school for an event is something that is only beaten in difficulty by getting the right parents to school for an event. That said, the parents who do come to our Learning and Motivation for Parents Events always head home buzzing with ideas that are not only helpful in dealing with their children but also very relevant for their own careers and personal development.

Governor Event

Being a governor is an incredibly important task these days so we are delighted when we are asked to support them in their work in all sorts of schools around the country. Apart from ensuring the event is an entertaining and enjoyable one for all, especialy as it is so often on a rainy Saturday, we make sure our input is informative, relevant, up to date and guarantees all governors go back into their schools knowing what to look for, what to do and the rights sorts of questions to ask.