Show has some­thing to laugh about

Central and North Burnett Times - - GAYNDAH SHOW -

A NEW record and a new tra­di­tion will be set at Gayn­dah’s 100th show. Laugh­ing. Laugh­ter4u’s De­bra John­ston and Su­san Brown will hold the first Gayn­dah Laugh In on Satur­day af­ter­noon out­side the pavil­ion.

“A first for Gayn­dah, we would like to start and set a record each year for the amount of laugh­ers at the show on the day,” Ms John­ston said.

“Re­search in­di­cates that laugh­ter pro­duces nat­u­ral killer cells which help eat tu­mours and that 20 sec­onds of laugh­ter equals one minute of row­ing,” she said.

“Laugh­ter is a nat­u­ral pain killer, im­proves stamina, self-con­fi­dence, al­ler­gies and even con­trib­utes to pos­i­tive prog­no­sis in cancer sufferers.”

The pair have led Laugh Ins around Queens­land af­ter nat­u­ral dis­as­ters us­ing laugh­ter yoga tech­niques that don’t rely on jokes and hu­mour.

Ms Brown, who was trained by laugh­ter yoga pioneer Dr Kataria, said the ben­e­fits of nat­u­ral and stim­u­lated laugh­ter were the same, as the brain doesn’t dis­tin­guish be­tween the two types.

“Laugh­ter gives our body a to­tal jog­ging in­side: a eu­pho­ria which af­fects the whole body in a most pos­i­tive way,” she said.

All are in­vited to join the laugh­ter ses­sions out­side the pavil­ion at 11.30am, 1.30 and 2.30pm in the lead-up to the record at­tempt at 4pm.

The event has been spon­sored by the Com­mu­nity Re­cov­ery and Nat­u­ral Dis­as­ter Re­lief Fund for the North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

LET'S LAUGH: Su­san Brow­nand De­bra John­ston will lead Gayn­dah's first Laugh In at this year's Gayn­dah Show.

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