In my life, I have done a lot of theater. I studied theater in Paris. I was looking for a motivating activity to meet nice people, share a good time, have fun and maybe get back in shape, knowing that I am a bit lazy when it comes to sports.
And bang, one Sunday I by chance came across an American program where a priest (or pastor, I don't know anymore) had his church bent over laughing. During the interview, he said that laughing had a lot of benefits and that the disciples got closer to the Divine spirit through laughter.
I'm not a believer but I thought this was brilliant to see so many people connected by laughter… So with my computer, I searched with keywords: therapy + laughter…. And I found information on laughter clubs in my area, I looked around these sites…. And go, I called, I inquired for the next sessions and went to experience it by myself, like a big girl (come on, come on, a little courage!) with other participants, some experts, some beginners like me. It was a huge revelation, even if sometimes I felt embarrassed or ridiculous. What a delight, what pleasures! Muscles that I didn't know worked for a good hour. That is how I got bitten by the laughter bug.
Since then, I did the animator training and I volunteered at the Montreal Laughter Club from 2011 to January 2016. I also organized events with the Club: International Laughter Day from 2012 to 2015, Christmas Special 2012-2013,...
From 2016 to 2018, I was a laughter facilitator for the Skype Laughter Club Canada.
As well I take other training sessions: Happiness Training, choral singing, clowning... in order to learn more our to develop my well-being and that of others, it is important!
In January 2019, I was a therapeutic clown in Quito (Ecuador) with Patch Adams, Susan Parenti, Mark Enslin, Dario Solina, Laurita Villacis and some great clowns from around the world. We visited hospitals, a rehabilitation center, a psychiatric center, a home for the elderly, an orphanage. We also clowned in the street. This week was an extraordinary experience with unforgettable moments, sharing and endless laughs...
During the pandemic, I created a board game with laughter challenges: Gigi! The Laughing Game. Published by Jeux Face4, this game was the result of two new card sets released in November 2023: Fun in the Sun and Winter Wellness. That's enough to have hours of fun and laughter!!
You now know almost everything about me... so, contact me.