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 gelotology.
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.
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Feedback from recent events include:
"“Very much appreciated her enthusiasm, professionalism and planning. A well-chosen opening activity – it worked for me!”
“This was a really engaging way to start the conference. I found it thought-provoking.”
“Great delivery and some useful strategies to take back”.
“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"
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.
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.