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