The MS Life event was held in Manchester in 2012 and 2014, a bi-annual event where I am excited to have been sharing Laughter Yoga – and now in London.
MS Society sent out a press release on Monday 22 August. You can access it on MS Society Press Release Lotte Mikkelsen St Albans Hertfordshire.
My background with MS is a long one that started around 1990 when my sister was diagnosed with MS. She died in 1991 only one year following the diagnosis.
I never thought of MS as a hereditary condition.
Until January 2008 when I had the diagnosis MS. Tthe consultant I was seeing at the time simply told me that being the same gene-pool meant it was likely that I would be more at risk.
So there – a complete change of plans for my life as I knew it (I thought).
I started The Telephone Laughter Club where we laughed for the first six months seven days a week and it was great. Now we don’t laugh at weekend (haha)…
It was a means for me to combat stress. Through laughing every day I was hoping to avoid relapses which occur when your body is worn down, typically from too much stress nagging at your immune system.
What a boost!
The Telephone Laughter Club laughs Monday to Friday at 7am to 7:10am – only 10 minutes of laughter in the morning to kick off on a high sets you up for a great day. We top it up at 12noon to 12:10pm and finish the day from 6:30pm to 6:40pm.
You can read the story of The Telephone Laughter Club on http://www.unitedmind.co.uk/laughterclubs/telephonelaughterclub/telephonelaughterstory/. And also read about the training, coaching, workshops and other laughter-based events I run and co-organise around the country.