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laughology's trainers and consultants have a wide range of skills and qualifications covering all aspects of individual and organisational needs (even when they were eight)!

Below we have listed some of the talents and skills of our team. Please contact any of us to chat further about what we do, we would love to hear from you.

The Science of Laughter delivered to the nation’s bedrooms, dining rooms and kitchen tables

Kerry our Lead Laughology Facilitator spoke at the Health and Wellbeing at Work 2020 event and was invited by a new client to run a session at their upcoming workplace Wellbeing event. Then Covid made its dramatic appearance - DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN!  

But the client was not deterred and found a way to make their wellbeing vision work online and still include Laughology.

It’s heartening to see that so many businesses are realising that now, more than ever, employee wellbeing needs to be prioritised. Not having an audience ‘in the flesh’ was a new experience for Kerry but it didn’t stop her. She delivered a bitesize session on The Science of Laughter which they loved and had employees tuning in from their respective bedrooms, dining rooms and kitchen tables.

They all took away timely tips on how and why to keep morale up using humour and laughter at a time when ‘social distancing’ can make us feel more than just physically disconnected. Oh, and our Kerry finally got to say she’s been ‘on the telly’!

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SCHOOLS LAUGHOLOGY

Becoming brave and great

A fun high-energy session which teaches young people about being brave and confident in their abilities.

Aims

  • To deliver a high energy and fun session
  • Develop sense of confidence and self-belief
  • Reduce levels of stress and anxiety

Outcomes

  • Inspired aspirational thinking
  • Developed skills around being brave
  • Children are more confident in their abilities

Additional

  • Suitable for students up to the age of 13 - KS3
  • Can be used as part of a PSHE programme
  • This workshop can be delivered as a 60 or 90 minute session

Each child explores in a fun and interactive way what brave and great is and isn’t, with examples of some recent and historic brave and great people. 
At the end of the lesson they have their own toolkit of how they can be brave and great for the future.


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  • FLIP IT! KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON

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  • IMPROVISATION AND STAND-UP COMEDY

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  • HAPPY CHILDREN

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  • P4C - PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN

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  • GETTING READY FOR SATs

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  • GROWTH MINDSET FOR AN AMAZING BRAIN

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What an exceptional and captivating presenter. We all got dragged on a journey of brave historical characters. The children were fully enthralled and have been using the range of strategies to become more confident and empowered in their learning.

Pupil workshop pricing

Laughology workshops are delivered in our unique, engaging, energetic style by a team of dynamic, experienced behavioural experts, with a background in stand-up comedy. We are experts at creating fun, relevant, effective and engaging sessions that help children and young people to learn and thrive.

Facilitator costs are based on demand, expertise and experience and you will get a great experience with everyone.

 

Children’s facilitator Laughology Facilitator Leading facilitator

Full day can consist of 4 x 1-hour workshops for up to 30 children

£525 £750 £999

We do add travel accommodation and VAT, but where possible will try and match a trainer in your area. We can deliver to larger groups or in assemblies. Give us a call and we can chat through how this could work.

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Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

Sarah grew up in Bolton and went to school with funny men Peter Kay and Paddy McGuiness.

Psst! - did you know?

Sarah grew up in Bolton and went to school with funny men Peter Kay and Paddy McGuiness. Sarah and Peter remained friends for a few years after school and she stars anonymously in his first book as the woman who crashed the car on the garage forecourt where he worked. She only found this out when a close friend phoned her howling with laughter as she recalled the event.

Vital Stats

  • Who or what makes you laugh until it hurts?

    My best friend Jo. She’s better than any abs workout.
  • What would your superpower be?

    Flying
  • What's the nicest thing anyone ever said to you?

    You’ve changed my world for the better.
  • What's the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?

    Sitting obliviously with my left breast out at my first Police Christmas party. Nobody told me until we were back on parade a few days later. My sergeant asked me if I’d dropped any boobies recently? The whole shift broke down with laughter! Luckily it was before smartphones.
  • What's your mantra?

    Go for it and work out how along the way!

Sarah started her professional life as an officer in Greater Manchester Police Force. It was here that she was first rewarded for her love and passion for making a difference. Sarah received a Chief Constable’s Commendation from the late Michael Todd for her dedication, determination and commitment. And she got a financial bonus to boot (which was unheard of).

Since then she’s had a varied career working within health and wellness, retail and financial services, leading and managing numerous training initiatives.

Sarah has extensive experience of designing and delivering management and talent programmes that are challenging and fun.

She is passionate about people and believes everybody has great potential within them.

Outside of work, Sarah loves a challenge and has completed The Three Peaks, The Great North Run and The Dirty Weekend (the largest assault course in Europe, not a swinger’s getaway in Scarborough).

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INSPIRING AND DYNAMIC SCHOOL WORKSHOPS FOR PUPILS

Laughology pupil workshops are fun and engaging. They provide students with the tools to develop emotional intelligence, happiness, confidence and self-belief.

SCHOOLS LAUGHOLOGY
  • BECOMING BRAVE AND GREAT

    Schools Laughology

    Exploring what brave and great actually mean and how to ‘become’ brave and great. Each child explores in a fun and interactive way...

    Learn more...

  • FLIP IT! KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON

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    This primary school workshop uses the FLIP model to show primary school children, in yr6, how they can boost their confidence and self-belief and feel ready to try their best for their yr6 SATs.

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  • IMPROVISATION AND STAND-UP COMEDY

    Schools Laughology

    Inspire your students to find their voices, become creative thinkers and improve their communication and writing skills. Our comedy and improvisation workshops...

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  • HAPPY CHILDREN

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    This introductory workshop will encourage children to think and feel better about life and make better choices. It gives them skills to develop their emotional intelligence and become happier children...

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  • P4C - PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN

    Schools Laughology

    This session focuses on thinking skills and uses P4C (philosophy for children) inquiry techniques to enable students to think deeply about school, resilience, aspirations and goals...
  • GETTING READY FOR SATs

    Schools Laughology

    Laughology Sats workshops for teachers and students, are delivered in schools throughout the UK. Our workshops use the science of happiness to help KS1 and KS2 primary school students cope with exam stress...
  • GROWTH MINDSET FOR AN AMAZING BRAIN

    Schools Laughology

    Many schools and educators are now using the growth mindset theory to improve the performance of pupils and help them achieve their full potential.

Pupil workshop pricing

Laughology workshops are delivered in our unique, engaging, energetic style by a team of dynamic, experienced behavioural experts, with a background in stand-up comedy. We are experts at creating fun, relevant, effective and engaging sessions that help children and young people to learn and thrive.

Facilitator costs are based on demand, expertise and experience and you will get a great experience with everyone.

 

Children’s facilitator Laughology Facilitator Leading facilitator

Full day can consist of 4 x 1-hour workshops for up to 30 children

£525 £750 £999

We do add travel accommodation and VAT, but where possible will try and match a trainer in your area. We can deliver to larger groups or in assemblies. Give us a call and we can chat through how this could work.

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Sarah Helms

Sarah Helm 

Sarah’s childhood highlights include training and performing as a figure skater and having a (brief) role as a photo story model in My Guy magazine.

Psst! - did you know?

Sarah’s childhood highlights include training and performing as a figure skater and having a (brief) role as a photo story model in My Guy magazine.

Vital Stats

  • Who or what makes you laugh until it hurts?

    My dog, Manny. He makes the funniest sounds (and smells) at the most appropriate and inappropriate times.

  • What would your superpower be?

    To be height adjustable. This would come in very handy at concerts or for getting comfy in an airplane seat. 

  • What's the nicest thing anyone ever said to you?

    That I look like Pamela Anderson pre-surgery. 

  • What's the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?

    Commenting on a friend's Facebook status of 'The house feels so empty' with the response ‘Why, have you been burgled?’.  I later found out her dog had died. To say I was embarrassed and mortified does not even come close.  Luckily, we have a similar sense of humour and she said it was the only thing that made her laugh that day.

  • What's your mantra?

    Think before you comment on social media.

Sarah’s career began in Finance. After just one year, she realised that this had been a mistake. On the plus side, she discovered that the human resources department offered a stimulating variety of work and could give her the opportunity to focus on people; one of her favourite pastimes. 

After re-training and gaining a post-graduate degree in human resources, Sarah got a job as a human resources generalist, gaining experience in employment law, recruitment, payroll and, best of all, the opportunity to develop and coach people to maximise their true potential. She chose to specialise in the design, delivery and full implementation of high-impact, practical and relevant training courses and one-to-one coaching. 

With extensive experience in learning and development across pharmaceutical, telecoms, childcare nurseries and fast-moving consumer goods, Sarah is objective, empathetic and understands the needs of others and learning styles. She embraces projects with passion and thrives on developing creative ways to enable people to learn, enjoy, develop and become fully effective in their role.

Nick Harding, Laughology's very own award-winning journalist and author, and Laughologist Dave Keeling, have a good old natter.

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DAVE KEELING

What is your background?

I trained for three years as a classical actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, the same drama school that Benedict Cumberbatch attended. After I left, I realised very quickly that I wasn’t going to be acting full-time and even when I did get work it wasn’t very well paid. So, in my early twenties, I started to plan what else I could do. I didn’t want to work in a bar or wait tables like most jobbing actors. A friend asked me to do some work in schools for him. It wasn’t an area that I had thought about but in a very short space of time I learned loads and started to realise that with my performance skills and knowledge, I could put across information in an interesting way.

Did you have an interest in psychology before you started working with Laughology?

As an actor, I had always been fascinated by behaviour and relationships because that’s what acting is. I had a degree of intuitive emotional intelligence. I would watch people and study how they behaved. That developed into an interest in psychology. I wanted to learn more about people and their foibles and behaviours.

How did you get involved with Laughology?

I was presenting at a conference. I was doing the morning and Laughology CEO, Stephanie Davies, was doing the afternoon. She saw what I was doing and liked it. We talked and I became involved from there.

What makes Laughology different?

The real test for me is authenticity. Very few people who go out and talk to audiences practice what they preach. A lot say stuff, but they don’t do it.
The Laughology team have a broad range of learning and development skills to back up their specialisms, what would you say your strengths are?
I am great at being a catalyst in a room. I’m good at being deployed to create a buzz and an atmosphere. I can shift a room. Being a facilitator allows me to engage with people and be playful.

How are your skills best used?

I’d say that 60 to 70 percent of the time, you turn up to an event and people have had a long day of very dull keynotes. That’s the challenge I enjoy. You never know what you are going to get and it is my job to make sure those people leave that room feeling better than they did when they went in. The trick is to create an environment where people feel happy, and then hit them with some stuff that they’ve not thought about before. And that’s what Laughology does perfectly.

At Laughology, we have spent the last ten years campaigning for happiness and resilience in schools and workplaces to be recognised as an important development tool - do you think views are changing?

People are living longer and working longer. They no longer retire at 65 and businesses have started to realise that they have to keep people happy and healthier for longer so they can continue to be productive. There is also much more awareness of mental health issues. In education, primary schools have always been on board, and now Secondary Schools are getting there too. They are realising that although kids are leaving school qualified, they are not necessarily employable because they are missing the other stuff, which is what we talk about at Laughology; empathy, relationships, confidence, self-awareness and the ability to express thoughts and ideas. With all that’s happening in the world, people are having to get good at coping with change. And that feeds into everything we do in Laughology.

If you were Queen for a day, what would you do to make the world happier?

Simple. I’d ban homework. Nobody likes it. And I’d only employ people in schools who genuinely enjoy and like the company of young people.

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