• AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Guest Blog, Non-Fiction, Self-help


    This is a guest blog post by Thomas Flindt, laughter guru and author of the book ‘Happy Lemons – How Laughter Breeds Success‘.  This post originally featured on Pine Tribe’s website.

    In 2002, I decided to become a motivational speaker. After reading several books on personal development, great changes started happening in my life. I went from being a part time negative person, to an almost full time positive person. I was really inspired and I knew that my path was to inspire other people to have a great life.

    In 2003, I explored the personal development market. I sampled a variety of the methods out there, and I completed modules, courses and workshops in psychotherapy, NLP, and meditation. After bouncing between all of these personal development theories and practices, I ended up stumbling into a laughter workshop.

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    In this laughter yoga session, I experienced all the values I wished for in my life. All of the values I wished to communicate to others came to me one by one. It was like stringing pearls onto a thread as everything I wished for came together. All it took was a long, deep, and intense immersion in laughter. The amazing thing was that I suddenly experienced these values as living, real entities—not just as abstract theory or philosophy. I felt them both physically and psychologically as they sprang directly from my laughter. I felt a vivid presence and awareness within myself, and the same awareness was reflected by the other participants in the group. I felt a great love for both myself and for those laughing with me. I experienced a deep contact with life itself. I experienced true freedom.

    During and after this laughter session, I was held in a state of intense contact with the present moment and an equally intense feeling of happiness and joy. It felt as though I had come home to my true self. I knew that I had discovered something quite special. Two months after the experience, I handed in my notice as a teacher and devoted myself to the path of laughter.

    ‘Happy Lemons – How Laughter Breeds Success’ is now available from Pine Tribe and major online bookstores, including Amazon and iBooks.

    If you would like a copy of ‘Happy Lemons’ please contact Kris Barnes of Authoramp

    Thomas is also available for interviews and guest blogging via Kris Barnes.

    View: Happy Lemons Press Release


3 Responses to “How Laughter Yoga Became My Passion”. Thomas Flindt

  • Suresh Dogra wrote on September 27, 2014 at 1:54 // Reply

    I have been practising yoga, meditation and laughter yoga for four decades and have benefited from them immensely. I watched Thomas Flindt on CNN today in Dr Sanjay Gupta’s “Vital Signs” and was delighted to see Thomas bringing happiness into the lives of so many people. One needs no excuse to be happy.

  • Suresh Dogra wrote on September 27, 2014 at 1:57 // Reply

    I have been practising yoga, meditation and laughter yoga for decades now and gained immensely from my experience. I was delighted to see Thomas Flindt in Dr Sanjay Gupta’s CNN programme bringing happiness to so many people through his laughter yoga and counselling.

    • Kris Barnes wrote on September 29, 2014 at 2:42 // Reply

      Hi Suresh, many thanks for your comments, much appreciated. Have you purchased a copy of ‘Happy Lemons’?


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