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Exploring Happiness and Humour for Feeling in Control - with Autotrader

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Stephanie Davies, Laughology’s CEO, wasn’t even born in 1977 when Autotrader first started.  But we all remember the magazine. In fact, Stephanie used to flick through it with her friends and point out which car she wanted when she was older. She was never a Just 17 or Jackie kind of girl. 

Sadly, Stephanie never did get that Fiesta XR2 she wanted, but in 2013 Autotrader became fully digital, allowing her to fill her time with car porn. Autotrader has been creating new ways to interact with an online audience ever since. 

The recent climate has meant digital working has increased at Autotrader and, like lots of us, this has meant changes and challenges. Laughology has been working with Autotrader for some time now, partnering on various learning projects, so when we were invited to present to their global team and share our Humour and Happiness techniques for helping to face challenges, we really couldn’t say no.

Stephanie worked with Autotrader’s events company to create a presentation to be used on a platform that was designed to feel and look like Autotrader. With sofa interviews, split screens for presentations and background imagery, Stephanie worked her magic to deliver a one-hour interactive session, giving people tools and techniques to face the next few months and ensure everyone can keep viewing cars online.  

Free Webinar: Kindness Makes You Happy and Happiness Makes You Kind

Friday 13th November 2020 1pm - 3pm

2020 has been a tough year and sometimes it’s hard to find positives. But there is a simple, affordable antidote to the negativity... kindness. 

Studies show that giving to others makes us happy, even happier than spending on ourselves. In one study published in the Journal of Social Psychology, British researchers divided 86 participants into three groups. One group was instructed to perform a daily act of kindness for 10 days. Another was told to do something new each day for 10 days. A third group received no instructions. 

After the 10 days, a survey showed that the groups which practised kindness and engaged in novel acts both experienced a significant—and roughly equal—boost in happiness; the third group didn’t get any happier. The findings suggest that good deeds do in fact make people feel good.

So with kindness in mind, we’re putting on a FREE webinar! Stephanie Davies, Laughology CEO and Head of Happiness, will be joined by Jacque Smith from the Loveleigh charity. After losing her daughter Leigh to suicide, Jacque decided to set up a charity in her name to promote kindness. You can learn more about the story here

Our webinar will explore kindness as a concept, as well as give ideas and strategies for you to use it in your work, school and community to boost wellness. 

This 30-minute webinar will include:

  • Jacque Smith and Leigh’s story
  • Practical advice and suggestion of steps we can take to help others
  • The power of kindness from a neurobiological perspective
  • How to promote happiness and kindness in your school, work and community  
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Be Part of Our Rebel Boardroom

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You might not recognise the name Epoch, but would you recognise Sylvanian Families? Epoch makes and distributes Sylvanian Families or, as Stephanie Davies likes to believe, Epoch are Santa’s elves.  

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The F Word – Stephanie Davies Breaks Her Silence on IVF and Her Fertility journey

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Do you remember sex education at school? The main message was that procreation was easy. Armed with that knowledge, people generally then spent the next twenty years or so trying not to make a baby. 

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Charity Donation to The Daisy Network 

Charity Donation to The Daisy Network 

Back in October, Laughology’s very own Kerry Leigh hosted a menopause webinar to rave reviews. But it didn’t stop there - all profits from the webinar were pledged to The Daisy Network, a charity that supports women who suffer from Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI).

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Celebrating World Kindness Day with Loveleigh Charity

Celebrating World Kindness Day with Loveleigh Charity

On Friday 13th November, we celebrated World Kindness Day by hosting our very own Kindness Webinar with Head of Happiness, Stephanie Davies, and Jacque Smith from Loveleigh

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Am I Bovvered? Motivation and Flow at Natwest

Am I Bovvered? Motivation and Flow at Natwest

Well, here we all are, stuck firmly in the latter stages of Lockdown 2.0. All the jigsaws have been done, everything has been power washed to within an inch of its life and Dave is developing a passing resemblance to a leftover slice of banana bread. 

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Time for Some ‘Tittle Tassels’ with Kerry Leigh

Time for Some ‘Tittle Tassels’ with Kerry Leigh

Our popular facilitator, Kerry Leigh, still keeps her hand in performance with solo comedy.

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The Psychology of Humour and Laughter at Virgin Media

The Psychology of Humour and Laughter at Virgin Media

‘Tis the season to be jolly...apparently. Except, this year, that’s more of a challenge than ever, right? So it’s no surprise we’ve had lots of enquiries about The Psychology of Humour and Laughter recently. 

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How a Growth Mindset Can Help Maintain Positive Relationships in the Staffroom

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With Lockdown 2.0 and the myriad of COVID-19 restrictions and regulations in place, it can feel hard to adopt a growth mindset at the moment.

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As the country enters a second lockdown, many people will struggle with the new restrictions imposed during the weeks ahead. Here at Laughology, we know how important it is to keep a growth mindset during challenging times and to use FLIP-it Thinking to turn negative thoughts to positive.

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Free Webinar: Kindness Makes You Happy and Happiness Makes You Kind

Free Webinar: Kindness Makes You Happy and Happiness Makes You Kind

2020 has been a tough year and sometimes it’s hard to find positives. But there is a simple, affordable antidote to the negativity... kindness. 

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Building Resilience and Positivity with Corenet Global 

Building Resilience and Positivity with Corenet Global 

Lead Happiness Consultant, Dave Keeling, is an excitable man at the best of times, so he was thrilled to be given the challenge to deliver a 30-minute webinar for Corenet Global, with 100 corporate real estate executives - it normally takes him 30 minutes to introduce himself!

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Exploring Happiness and Humour for Feeling in Control - with Autotrader

Exploring Happiness and Humour for Feeling in Control - with Autotrader

Stephanie Davies, Laughology’s CEO, wasn’t even born in 1977 when Autotrader first started.  But we all remember the magazine. In fact, Stephanie used to flick through it with her friends and point out which car she wanted when she was older. She was never a Just 17 or Jackie kind of girl. 

Read more

Are You Rebel Enough? Want to Join our Team?

Are You Rebel Enough? Want to Join our Team?

Here at Laughology, we’re constantly improving our diversity and the way we work. As part of our commitment to bringing more diversity to our team this year, we’re recruiting a Rebel Boardroom - a group of people who will help us think differently. 

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*Free content alert* Virtually Happy: HR and L&D in the New Digi-World 

*Free content alert* Virtually Happy: HR and L&D in the New Digi-World 

What do you get when you cross HR experts with L&D experts? No, it’s not a joke and if it was it would be the worst Christmas cracker gag in the history of Christmas. The answer is an online event called Virtually Happy.  

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Remote Working, Learning and Development - Tips and Techniques

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As the corona virus continues to spread, increasing numbers of people are working remotely from home. Some are self-isolating. And, as we write this, it seems increasingly likely that, during the coming weeks, the government will put in more stringent measures to further curtail movement. As a result of these circumstances, many concerned businesses find themselves in uncharted waters. 

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Extreme Makeover - HR style

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Remember the Personnel Department? It was the place people used to go if they needed a new chair, or a P60. Or to complain about Ian from IT.

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Here at Laughology, we like to help people think differently about the menopause, particularly when it comes to symptoms and support in the workplace. And with October being World Menopause Month, we thought it was a good opportunity to share our knowledge and expertise with you to get the conversation going. 

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