Carers of West Lothian recognise the value that carers place
on meeting together to share their experiences. This can reduce feelings of
isolation and can provide a network of support than can enhance your general
well being. The group is very much led by the needs and wants of
the carers and has so far been a mix of social gathering, information and
support, followed by tea/coffee and a blether.The evening support
group meets on the last Wednesday of each month (except July, August &
December). They meet from 6.30-8.30 in the Strathbrock Partnership Centre in
Broxburn. The group invites a speaker for the first part of the meeting
and is open to all carers regardless of the condition of the person they
Wednesday 27th June 12 - Jo Bluett, Laughter Therapist
Laughter really is the best
medicine! When we laugh we produce endorphins - our happy, feel good
hormones which also act as our natural pain killers. Laughter also
helps to strenthen our immune system, reduces stress and tension, boosts
our circulation and also boosts our creativity and positivity. But the best
news is that the brain cannot tell the difference between fake laughter
and real laughter - so we use laughter exercises through laughter yoga
which enables us to generate laughter and all its amazing health benefits at
times when we find it difficult to laugh due to life's challenges or even feel
we have nothing to laugh about.
Jo's Laughter Workshop
will refer to scientific research, encourage you to relax, play and be
creative through fun and games and also introduce you to laughter
yoga (involving laughter exercises, deep breathing and strecthing). No jokes or
comedy - just pure natural joy - making you feel younger, healthier and
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