Book Launch; Laughology – Improve your life with the science of laughter:
After much waiting, writing and editing the first ever official Laughology book has been published.
It may have taken a bit longer than expected but we are delighted to confirm the Laughology book is available to order from Amazon and in all the major bookshops book shops...
The book has had great reviews so far:
“A wonderful idea and gives people the tools live life to the full by linking humour, emotion, psychology and health."
Professor Richard Wiseman, University of Hertfordshire, author of 59 Seconds
"You'd have to be agelastic, or even misogelastic, to keep a straight face through this playful and practical guide".
Dr Jon Sutton, Chartered Psychologist and Managing Editor of The Psychologist
"It is too tempting to not say it – go on, you’re pulling my leg. Someone flogging a book about laughter! Tell me another one (all said of course in a Cockney accent preferably whilst wearing a John Bull bowler hat and quaffing manfully from a pint glass). How surprised was I to open the pages of this that you hold in your hand and find a deeply compassionate exploration of the human condition through the medium of Laughology – the technique of life enhancement through laughter. This is too superficial a description however. Stephanie has taken one of the simplest and most generic of human emotional expressions – the laugh – and, with insight and intelligence, dug deep beneath its public face (my brain is playing old Frankie Howard footage as I write) to find explanations in surprising places
As a neurobiologist I am very aware of the effects of emotional states on the brain but Stephanie expands and develops on this in a beautifully constructed piece of work that is understandable to anyone. Ultimately life is about finding ways to reframe the bad, not to ignore it but to make it manageable, to allow your brain the space to deal with the crap. As Stephanie so brilliantly points out in this book – actually that reframing can as easily be done with a smile or a laugh as with any over-earnest depth exploration of areas that you would rather leave alone. Laugh and the world laughs with you. Maybe (though there is so much political correctness out there now it’s a bit hard sometimes to know when you can laugh), but you can certainly adopt Stephanie’s approach – laugh and your internal world may learn to laugh with you. That sounds like a good result".
Andrew Curran, Practising paediatric neurologist and neurobiologist, Author of The Little Book of Big Stuff about the Brain and Get off the Sofa andrewcurran.net
The official launch was at the prestigious RBS Bishopsgate venue. A big thank you to Natwest and the women in business team for supporting this event. If you’ve were there, thank you for attending. Click the gallery link below to see if you can spot yourself.