Stephanie Davies

Director and founder of Laughology
from Independent Thinking

Keynote and Workshops – Bradfield – Parents Wellbeing Day June 10 2020.

Keynote title: FLIP it thinking – using humour as a tool for building resilience

Being able to manage your mood, put others in good humour and support others are just some of the skills you need but no one teaches you as a parent. Developing resilience is a key part of not just surviving but thriving in today’s world.  Resilience can be developed and having an understand of a few simple techniques to help us FLIP our thinking to be more solution focused and proactive can help you and children.

In this keynote you will learn:

  •  How to increase your mental agility and emotional intelligence
  •  How to enhance thinking skills and help others think through challenges
  •  How to use FLIP it thinking to build resilience and feel in control

Workshop title – The science of happiness for wellness and resilience

Outline Workshop

There is a large amount of literature on happiness and the importance it has on our lives, development and wellbeing. There have been various studies into the connection between happiness and development and economic wellbeing.  In this session research will be shared on how we can help ourselves and children create happiness in our lives and at home, whilst understanding that it is okay to not be happy and how to manage this for success.

In this session you will learn:

  •  The science and psychology of how happiness works within the brain
  •  What does happiness look like as life skills and how to increase these
  •  What can you do to develop happiness and well being

How to develop techniques for positive thinking and behaviours

Author of Laughology – the science of laughter to improve your life and columnist for Training journal

Stephanie has over 20 years’ experience working in the public and private sectors which has led to her unsurpassed reputation for designing and delivering laughter and humour interventions for young people and adults in various settings. Recognised as one of the leading voices in the UK on happiness, humour and laughter, Stephanie is increasingly in demand in the world of education and development. In the last 20 years, she has worked on community projects to enhance wellbeing and happiness, helped design spaces more conducive to learning and healthy living, used humour and laughter to communicate public health messages and is the founder of the Happy-Centred School programme, one which puts happiness at the heart of the curriculum and has seen schools who take part increase outcomes and results on every level. On leaving the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in 2002 she began performing stand-up comedy, and is an award-winning comedian. Her years of experience on the comedy circuit make her the perfect speaker and presenter; delivery that is witty and informative she has worked her way round some of the most prestigious events and venues including speaking at Whitehall, at the world famous Gesundheit Institute USA and recently sharing a stage with Dr Martin Seligman at the International Positive Education Conference in Dallas.

Stephanie has developed and advised on government initiatives to promote healthy communities and delivered long term solutions to building community relationships in challenging areas. The unique approach of Laughology, founded and developed by Stephanie Davies looks at how individuals can be resilient human beings who flourish through happy, healthy lives.

Stephanie’s unique combination of award winning stand-up comedian with expertise and knowledge in psychology, business and learning makes her one of the most sought after speakers and trainers on circuit.

Qualifications include: An M.A in The Psychology of Humour and Laughter for Personal Growth; Dip1 CBT, Health Psychology and Analytical Psychotherapy B.A Hons in Community Arts; Advanced Skills in Creative Business and Cognition, JMU; Graduate of The Health Care Intensive Programme, with Patch Adams MD USA; NLP Practitioners Diploma; in cognitive behavioural psychology and health psychology.