According to Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health effects one in four people in the UK each year (1) and can effect anyone, with an average person suffering from stress taking 23 days off each year according to the Health and Safety Executive 2014 (2). In fact major depression is the number one psychological disorder in the western world and at this rate of increase, it will be the second most disabling condition in the world by 2020, behind heart disease (3,4,6).
However, you have a chance to keep spirits up and improve health this month, to keep possible depression at bay, and win a fabulous prize at the same time. Simply using laughter.
The competition is to ‘Share your favourite joke’ and the winner, who will be decided by a panel of clients, will win a ‘Personal shopper’ day with £100 gift voucher to use at House of Fraser who have kindly offered the lucky winner a complimentary make over too, so that should put a smile on anyone’s face! Just send a joke to Nicky, Stress and Life Coach at firstname.lastname@example.org and the winner will be announced in mid February 2015.
With stress on the increase in the UK, and knowing an average person suffering from stress takes 23 days off work a year, it affects not only the person suffering but also impacts businesses. It is definitely time to look after ourselves and others around us.
Major depression is the fourth most disabling condition in the world, and second most in the developed world. As well as the human cost, the burden on society is incredible.(3)
Irrespective of background, race, language and ways of life, laughter unites everyone. And what’s more it keeps us healthy and happy.
How? Laughing uses up calories and causes the tissue lining in the blood vessels to expand and increase blood flow. This makes us feel:- more positive; boosts immune systems; increases pain tolerance; feel more energetic; feel happier by increasing chemicals in our bodies that aid in relaxation and lowering stress hormones linked to ill health.
I have really noticed an increase in the number of clients I see with mental health issues particularly stress related problems. These problems cause them to see the negatives in life and miss the positives. One of my aims is to get my clients to train themselves to enjoy life again and embrace the fun and laughter life can provide and make it a positive habit again. As Laughter is the Elixir of life!
I also help clients to achieve a stress-free life by offering a package that removes all negative emotions, limiting beliefs and installs the positive values and beliefs aligned to being stress-free, happy and finding fun and laughter all around you again.
For more information check out http://unbouncepages.com/global-belly-laughter-competition/ and quote GBL for £200 off the Premium Breakthrough Package if you choose to book and be free of stress, so I can help you move forward happily with your life.
2. Health and Safety Executive http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/stress/stress.pdf
4. Seligman, M. E. P. (1990) Learned Optimism.
5. International Business Times,
6. Royal College of Psychiatrists http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/PDF/Parity%20of%20Esteem%20briefing%20Feb%202012.pdf