Laughing at MS Life 2016 in London

MS Annual Meeting 2013

MS Annual Meeting 2013

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.

Sisters and brother

Sisters and brother

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.

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