Laughter Therapy Course

£295.00 £225.00

Course Overview

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.Laugh Therapy which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £225 UK.

Course Description

Laughter therapy has been around for a few years but is still relatively new.

Other names for laughter therapy are called giggle therapy or humour therapy and its main purpose is to increase the flow of good brain chemistry chemicals such as endorphin’s or serotonin or in other words to promote happiness and well-being resulting in a reduction in stress or stress-related symptoms such as depression and anxiousness and emotional tension.

When we laugh, when we really laugh there is actually a physiological change taking place in both the body and mind and consequently the brain or the other way around.

If someone is seriously depressed and on medication then no amount of laughing is going to change that depression the same as eating certain foods which are rich in nutrients that promote the production of the brain chemicals like serotonin which will also NOT change that depression.

The point being eating bananas will not change someone’s depression and would be considered ridiculous from the point of view of someone suffering from serious depression or because eating bananas produces more serotonin, people who don’t suffer from depression might feel comfortable in proceeding with the belief that because bananas produces more serotonin then it has to follow that depression will be reduced simply because serotonin levels are incredibly low in people suffering from depression.

The point being made here is that there is a line and if it’s crossed such as extreme anxiety or depression then no amount of laughing or laughter therapy is going to change that, therefore laughter or humour therapy will only work for some people who need a lift or a pick me up and there are millions of people who do.

Yes, laughter therapy is very effective in people who are not suffering from deep-rooted psychological problems and emotional disorders.

Just setting the record straight about what can be achieved with laughter therapy.

If you are not suffering from any serious mental health, psychological and emotional problems and were looking for a lift in your well-being then laughter therapy will work.

After an hour or so of laughter therapy especially in a group of people, there is a tremendous release of pent-up emotion and tension and the people who leave the group often report feelings of walking on air floating or on a cloud.

Sometimes the opposite is true similar to going to the cinema and viewing a horror movie which results in leaving something behind which could easily be explained within exposure therapy such as confronting the negatives inside you like fears and anxieties.

People who engage in laughter therapy or set up a group that meet once a week to experience an increase in well-being bring more happiness and relaxation into their lives.

It must be stressed that laughter therapy is different, it is different from other therapies and it doesn’t replace all the therapeutic interventions and approaches but what it will do is aid you in your recovery from symptoms such as anxiety and depression, tension and stress and worry. All these will certainly be reduced with regular weekly sessions of laughter therapy.

If you’re a therapist or a people person you may find this course and ideal platform for starting up a local group in your community or amongst people who like to get together once a week for a session in laughter.

Does that not sound funny? Going for a session of laughter!

Just the idea makes you want to chuckle especially standing in front of other like-minded people in group all chuckling and laughing together for no reason.

This course will provide you with all the techniques you need to start up and run a laughter therapy class or room. The course doesn’t cover actually starting up a business as that’s something you would do yourself based on your own background experience in your ability to put something together. What the course will do is show you how to do laughter therapy, how to actually put the techniques into place and make it all happen.

In India there are various yogic therapies which involve followers of a Guru entering into a room and then with closed doors they engage in screaming, roaring and shouting and punching and crying into cushions and rolling all over the floor shaking out all the tension until they are exhausted.

This is a way of releasing lots of negative energy which is contained in and around everyone’s body and mind.

Unknown to you, you are carrying an amount of negative and tension-based energy.

Even a deep profound all over body massage can produce the same emotional release and some people will become emotional or cry during or after a therapy massage.

Anything that releases the pressure and tension is beneficial to your well-being and overall health.

Once released, your mind will detect that you must be in an environment which is now a safe and relaxing one thus the brain will start to produce nicer well-being chemicals as opposed to stress releasing chemicals.

If the brain or mind detects and identifies that the environment you are in is a dangerous and threatening one then your mind via your body will produce stress-related chemicals which are associated to the fight or flight process.

And the opposite is true if you’re in a relaxing safe environment. This is why certain practices and therapies such as laughter therapy, body massage therapy, meditation and especially Autogenics and the Alexander technique are all first-class therapies and practices for putting yourself into an environment which is safe and relaxing, as far as the unconscious mind is concerned this is what we need to do in this stressful, ugly suffering and hurtful world.

By learning to laugh more spontaneously to situations which would previously pull you down, you will be freeing yourself the same has learning how to laugh at yourself and the pain and suffering you have experienced.

This change in perspective will certainly change the ground you stand on and the landscape and the horizon in front of you will change.
This course is open to anyone with without any background training. This course is ideally suited to therapists and is also open to complete beginners or anyone interested in trying new ways to change negativity into positive and happiness.

There are no entry requirements this course however certain amount of ‘positive’ and optimism is essential. If you are suffering from depression or serious emotional or mental disorders then laughter therapy will not remove these, it may help in some ways however anyone is welcome to try.

Go see for yourself. It works well!

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.


  • What is laughter?
  • What is humour?
  • The psychology
  • Laughter triggers
  • The child within
  • The physiology
  • What makes you laugh more?
  • Techniques
  • How to develop a depth to laughing
  • Laughter groups
  • Breaking down barriers
  • How to laugh at yourself
  • Types of laughter
  • Various strategies
Your Course Package Contains:

  • In-depth practical course text book on Laughter Therapy.
  • Test papers presentation clamp folder.
  • Detailed instructional study guide.
  • Study time log of your hours undertaken for records/proof of study course hours undertaken.
  • A4 size membership wall display certificate into the college. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • 2nd A4 size membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.
  • FREE deep relaxation CD.
The average is up to 6 months home study. You are welcome to complete your course in less time than this if you wish. You are free to work at your own pace and in a way that suits your lifestyle.

There are no high expectations or pressure on you to complete. Simply finish and submit your coursework in the time that is right for you and when you are ready. Some students complete their courses in a few months whilst others take the full 6 months duration. The choice is entirely your own.

Monthly extensions are available if required. Details are included within your course pack.

Access to friendly online support is available 9am to 5pm week days for the complete duration of your course study period. Response times are fast. Support contact details are included within your course package and on the 1st page of your study guide.

With our helpful service you will never be left in the dark. All our courses are self explanatory and very easy to follow teaching packs. You will have nothing to worry about with us.

Our promise to you
We will get you there – to the end of your course no matter what it takes.

Email: Support

Please feel free to view our most commonly asked Questions and Answers section here: Questions and Answers

Share this Post


Open College Guarantee



Open College GuaranteeQuality assured, instant and faultless.

*Our unbreakable Promise and Guarantee to you*
If you are not totally satisfied with your course or any of our products for any reason whatsoever then simply return it for a fourteen day money back guarantee. Please see T&Cs for further details.

No, delays, no quibbles or questions asked. *Guaranteed*

T & Cs

By ticking the tick box at the checkout, you are agreeing to all of the below Company Terms and Conditions of enrolment and as laid out in the full version located at the link far below.


By ticking the tick box at the checkout I fully understand and agree to the entire Open College UK Ltd Disclaimer/Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy which I have fully read as displayed on the Open College UK Ltd website located here:

I understand that all of the Open College UK Ltd course/s are devised in their entirety as complete home study/distance learning courses only unless otherwise stated.

I fully understand that any disputes about ‘anything’ relating to the said course/s or services that we offer shall be concluded by us only, the Company Open College UK Ltd, whose decision will be final and binding on both student & course provider at all times.

I understand the Open College UK Ltd reserves the right to refuse to accept/decline any applications for enrolment even after acceptance within the valid period at its sole discretion without offering any disclosure of reasons.

I understand that all unpaid cheques (bounced cheques carry a small bank & admin charge).

I understand that all Open College UK Ltd courses enrolled onto (unless stated otherwise) have an outlined set study period only (strict) and must be completed within this fixed time period unless an extension has been applied and paid for before the deadline/expiry dates. The duration of course completion times including deadlines is available on the website.

I understand that if for any reason I am unable to complete a course programme within the outlined study period I would have to apply for monthly extensions to continue otherwise I will lose the course.

I understand any extension I apply for is charged for and is not given to me for free.

I have fully read, understand and agree completely with all of the course material content and course content descriptions as displayed on the Open College UK Ltd Website.

I fully understand and agree with the home study/text book method/s of learning. I am fully aware of all the exact course materials that I am paying for as described on the website.

I fully understand and agree with the entire Open College UK Ltd money back guarantee and returns procedure as outlined on the website. Please see below for information on the cancellation and returns procedure.

I fully understand that in the event of any dissatisfaction/disappointment or un-met expectations of course/s/materials that I will address and raise any issues or concerns immediately without any excuse, reason or delay within the outlined 14 days guarantee and returns period only and not at any time in the future after this period.

I understand that course material packs/goods cannot be returned or refunded after the outlined 14 days. (Strict). I fully abide by this rule. I am in full understanding and agreement of this.

Refunds will not be given outside of this 14 working day period for ‘ANY reason’, (No reason will be accepted) irrespective of personal circumstances or difficulties (Strict). We as a Company Open College UK Ltd abide by all UK DSR laws and expect all customers to also abide by the same rules and laws.

I understand that all course test papers/folder work must be submitted in one complete submission only as outlined for each course (not individually sent) anytime within the valid and set study period. Any test papers/folder work submitted after the deadline will be expired. This I fully understand.

In the light of course content improvements the Open College UK Ltd reserves the right (in very rare cases & only when it is essential) to alter and change all course fees & course contents as and when necessary without giving any prior notice.

I confirm that before my enrolment begins I have or I will personally take full and total responsibility to undertake proper in-depth and adequate research into the suitability of the course/s that I am purchasing and enroling onto and I personally ensure that any decision I make to enrol onto a course will be made by me alone who is of sound, clear and sober mind without coercion, persuasion or influence by what I read on the Open College UK Ltd website or in any literature or other external websites.

I take full and total responsibility for ensuring the course I am enroling onto is right for my needs. I also state that if I have enroled onto the wrong course or made a mistake or misjudgement in enroling for any reason whatsoever, I shall take full and total responsibility for this and not blame, criticise or accuse the Open College UK Ltd in any form whatsoever for any errors in my decision and judgment at the time of the enrolment.

I also understand that the Open College UK Ltd does not advice, assist or imply at any stage that I will or can gain professional malpractice insurance covers or enhance my career prospects or gain employment in any form whatsoever by undertaking a private home learning diploma course or obtaining the final Open College UK Ltd diploma certificate.

I am fully aware that I am either placing either my personal handwritten signature or ticking the tick box on this enrolment/application form via the checkout which will be kept on record by the Company for life and understand that this signature or tick box requirement is an agreed legal binding declaration that I have fully read and downloaded/printed off all Terms and Conditions from the website which I will keep a copy of.

This shows I fully understand and agree to the open learning diploma course status, (the status means the type of course/s and the level of credibility & recognition, rank and status), course material content, full money back/refund guarantee and cancellation period (strict), returns procedure and privacy policy and that I alone take full and total responsibility for my decision rightly or wrongly to enrol onto a course which has been displayed to me clearly without any misrepresentation or misleading statements.

I have made all the necessary enquires and checks for course suitability before enroling, both with the Open College UK Ltd, via email or telephone and or externally by consulting others for their opinions and or advice where required, that the course/s and services I am buying are right for me and my personal needs.

I also fully understand that in the event of any confusion, misunderstandings or errors in my judgement to enrol onto a course and or misunderstanding of any of these Terms and Conditions, the Open College UK Ltd will quote all these Terms & Conditions to me in writing so that I am made fully aware of any area that I may have overlooked or misunderstood or signed or ticked the tick box blindly without reading or understanding.

Cancellation & Returns Policy

Under the Consumer Protection (DSR’s) Distance Selling Regulations 2000 you have a statutory right to cancel an order/the service (contract) for a course placement up to 14 working days in total starting from the day after your course package/goods are delivered to you. This is the day after you receive your course package and sign for it.

Statutory right of cancellation. Distance Selling Regulations

You may cancel an order/the service (contract) and obtain a full refund by notifying us in writing by post (not telephone) up to 14 working days starting the day after the delivery of the goods to you. This must be put in writing and posted to our Company address as displayed on this website. We will refund you the cost of the course/goods paid plus the cost of our delivery to you within the period of 14 days of the cancellation.

Open College UK Ltd 14 day money-back guarantee

In addition to your statutory legal rights shown above, we offer a full money back guarantee which allows you to return a course package for any reason within 14 days of receipt for a full refund, so long as it is unused and unmarked. Marked or damaged contents will be charged for or deducted.

These 14 working days also start the same day after you receive and sign for your course package. Refunds will not be given outside of this 14 working day period for ‘ANY reason’, (No reason will be accepted) irrespective of personal circumstances or difficulties (Strict).

You are ticking the tick box or signing and legally agreeing to this. Once you receive your course package/the goods through the post, you will be free to inspect and sample those goods/the service at your own leisure. If within this period you are not satisfied with your course package/the goods/the service or any of our products you are entitled to return the goods and obtain a full refund from us.

You are required to return all the goods back to us (unmarked, as new) at your own expense. (You are required to pay for the return of any unwanted goods via the post office and not hand delivered). Any damaged materials such as marked or dog-eared text books will be charged for/deducted. Full clear instructions on this are available from us.

We request customers return the products within their original packaging and to ensure that the package is sufficiently wrapped up to minimise the risk of transit/postal damage. Please follow our simple returns procedure detailed below.

Returns procedure

If you do not wish to keep the course package or any of the products and simply want a refund, please return the complete product within 14 days of delivery and we will process a refund according to your original method of payment.

To recap:

Please note: Customers who have received their order and are not happy with their purchase will need to return their package at their own cost unless the course package/product is faulty, damaged or has been sent by us to you in error on our part.

Please email us if you are concerned or in any need of assistance with this process.

I confirm that I have fully read what I have ticked or signed up to above. I am in full understanding and total agreement of all of the above information.

I also to agree to read and print off the full and more in-depth version of these Terms and Conditions located Here.


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.