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A section of the website where you can learn more about Laughology, wellbeing, and learning and development in the business and education sectors. Enjoy!

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Dave delivers workshops and programmes for Laughology in the education, health and business arenas. He specialises in facilitating change management, improving teamwork and communication and developing creativity and well-being.

FEB
15

Dave Keeling: There needs to be a much greater emphasis on learning and development in the workplace to address the skills gap

Dave Keeling: There needs to be a much greater emphasis on learning and development in the workplace to address the skills gap
“The world economy no longer pays you for what you know; Google knows everything. The world economy pays you for what you can do with what you know.” – Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills for the OECD. We are, it appears living in a world of unprecedented change, which is giving rise to a severe skills gap. According to inaugural...
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NOV
16

Dave Keeling: A quarter of girls and 1 in 10 boys are showing signs of depression at the age of 14

Dave Keeling: A quarter of girls and 1 in 10 boys are showing signs of depression at the age of 14
With shocking news recently that a quarter of girls and 1 in 10 boys are showing signs of depression at the age of 14 it is imperative that young people understand about cognitive function and emotions (I was 25 when I started to find out). Understanding how the brain works allows us to re-set, re-frame, re-think and reflect when it is...
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MAY
19

I like a guffaw or a titter, and I'm quite fond of an occasional cackle

I like a guffaw or a titter, and I'm quite fond of an occasional cackle
In fact, I love laughing probably more than most. I dedicated my life to the pursuit of giggling like a schoolboy at anything and everything. If too much time has passed in a meeting or during a dinner my brain will be working a hundred miles an hour to look for the possibility of a guffaw, titter, cackle, call it what...
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OCT
07

The Mindset Of A Superhuman

The Mindset Of A Superhuman
Since the Paralympics has finished and I am still awash with feelings (team GB’s most successful ever), of inspiration, motivation and euphoria at having witnessed event after event full of athletes pushing the boundaries of what mind and body can do. Day after day I heard incredible stories of individuals who either through illness, accidents, or birth had battled through the...
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MAR
18

5 ways to use positive banter & playful language in the workplace

5 ways to use positive banter & playful language in the workplace
Last week, the  BBC reported that businesses are increasingly using comedy, humour and laughter as development skills in the workplace. The power of humour, laughter, fun and happiness is nothing new to us at Laughology.  We first realised the potential of humour and laughter as an effective tool for development in organisations over 10 years ago. Occasionally, in the past when...
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JAN
15

Do you suffer from ‘Phantom vibration’ or 'Nomophobia'?

Do you suffer from ‘Phantom vibration’ or 'Nomophobia'?
Last week the BBC reported on how parents struggle to get children off digital devices.  Carol Iddon Managing Director of Operations at Action for Children said: “technology is often a necessary part of the lives of children and parents alike, but it’s important to maintain a balance with other activities and quality family time”. Now while this article points out that parents are...
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SEP
23

10 teacher & classroom techniques to encourage free thinking and collaboration in the classroom?

10 teacher & classroom techniques to encourage free thinking and collaboration in the classroom?
In this blog post Dave Keeling, Laughology trainer and consultant offers you his top 10 list of teacher thinking skills to create a more free thinking and collaborative environment in your classroom.   It would appear as an outsider looking in that education is quite literally going backwards. As the Conservatives cram us all into a scholastic Delorean and take us...
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APR
14

Jeremy Clarkson and the correct way to deal with a missing steak

Jeremy Clarkson and the correct way to deal with a missing steak
In the wake of the recent controversy surrounding Jeremy Clarkson's penchant for delivering a knuckle sandwich on discovering that he himself would not be taking receipt of a well earned steak, (Hark do I hear the sound of irony?) it re-ignited in me an itch that need some immediate scratching. The itch in question relates to my ever-increasing realisation that more...
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FEB
02

Open your mind, engage with the world and the people around you

Open your mind, engage with the world and the people around you
Recently on my wanderings as a Laughology trainer, I was asked, "What is a tree", by a rather inquisitive Yr 6 student, whose preferred learning style was definitely talking, (an affliction I have since turned into my career). When faced with this seemingly innocuous question, I did, what any self-respecting adult in a position of responsibility would do, I proffered an...
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