Laughter is the Best Medicine – An introduction to the healing power of humour Short Course

Laughter is the Best Medicine – An introduction to the healing power of humour Short Course
  • Develop your skills & knowledge
  • Delivered by academic experts & qualified professionals
  • Receive a certificate of attendance 

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

½ day


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Monday 16th January 2017, 9:30am-12:30pm

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:
This uplifting session aims to introduce participants to the science of humour and laughter, and how smiling and laughter affect the body and brain and help us to be healthier.
In this interactive and fun session we will also explore the benefits for psychological wellbeing, including evidence for increasing self-esteem, problem solving, positive thinking, and optimism and decreased negative thinking, through the use of practical funny techniques.

Who should attend:

The workshop is designed as a general introduction for anyone who has an interest in the health benefits of humour and laughter. 

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Attendance without examination 

Academic Expertise

Lowri is a Lecturer in Psychological Interventions at UCLan, she has an MSc in Clinical Psychology and has worked as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in the NHS since 2010. In a past life Lowri worked as an actress and drama coach and has always enjoyed a good laugh! 

Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the session participants will have:

  • A greater understanding of the health benefits associated with fun and laughter.
  • Learnt techniques for increasing their happiness and opportunities for laughter.
  • Discovered how regular laughter can be incorporated into our day to day routines to help manage stress and challenges. 

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

How to Apply

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through

Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
email or call 01772 893808

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400