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Happy employees are productive employees that give a company and an organization a positive image. Laughing employees achieve more, have less stress and are less ill. Scientific research has proven that laughing helps to convert negative stress into positive stress. Therefore you will feel better, both spiritually and physically.

SMILE AT WORK organizes LAUGHTER SESSIONS and LAUGHTER WORKSHOPS.  A laughter session is a unique concept of Unconditional Laughter, according to this; anyone can laugh for No Reason. It does not rely on jokes, humor or comedy. It initiates laughter as a form of an exercise in a group, and as the Laughter Sessions progress; Laughter becomes real and contagious. This results in multiple health benefits, primarily increasing the supply of oxygen and boosting the immune system. It energizes and recharges the metabolism, making one feel fresh and energetic.

Geert Van De Vijver Jef Boes

De lachsessie werd als zeer positief ervaren door de ganse groep. Dank je Geert

Cindy Vanderschrieck, Coca-Cola Services

Queen of the Office would like to thank you for the laughter workshops. The feedback shows it was a success, hopefully for you as an instructor as well

Queen of the Office Event, The Netherlands

The laughter workshop was really good. A fun group without any reserve, a nice trainer and an extremely relaxing experience. This was a very active session, a big plus indeed. All participants were very positive.

Hilde Sacré, AZ Sint Blasius

The laughter workshop relieves unnecessary tension. Thanks to the positive approach it’s easy to let go all tension. Geert’s laugh works like a charm.

Marc Geerinckx, B Post

Hello Geert
Thanks again for the laughable laughter session yesterday at Vanhout!
Once pulled out of our comfort zone, it turned out to be a successful activity.
Nice feedback heard today.

Jamie Van den Bergh, Vanhout - Geel
Geert Van De Vijver

Laughter Coach | Laughter Ambassador Belgium
Happiness Coach | Burnout prevention

Geert Van De Vijver
News

On the road with "Iedereen Beroemd"

20/02/2020

To cheer people up a bit on Blue Monday, Laughter Coach Geert Van De Vijver went ...

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Laughing at MNM with laughter coach Geert!

23/12/2019

Lachcoach Geert Van de Vijver organised a laughing session for the benefit of vzw ...

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The funniest moment of De Warmste Week: even Karl Vannieuwkerke can't hold it anymore

22/12/2019

The funniest moment of De Warmste Week in Kortrijk. The conversation and ...

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Premiere | The Barefoot Emperor | Ghent

14/10/2019

Looking back with great pleasure on a super experience as Laughter Coach at the ...

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Radio Interview NRJ...

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Online laughter sessions for teleworkers and their colleagues

The weekly corona study by UAntwerpen has shown that more and more people are not feeling well.
On 24/3 UAntwerpen also inquired about mental well-being. 32% said that they are less able to concentrate. 30% sleep worse than usual.
42% feel more pressured than usual and 42% of the respondents say they feel a bit more depressed than usual.

These are all indications that our mental health is not doing as well, including that of people teleworking from home.
In the first survey, 67% of the respondents indicated that they work from home. That percentage rose to 75 percent the following week.

Working is a social event. For singles in particular, teleworking entails a risk of isolation.
However, Skype, Zoom, Teams, Whatsapp and other means of communication not only allow professional collaboration.
They can also be used creatively to take breaks together with colleagues, to have lunch together, to have a coffee chat but also to have a laugh together....

Under normal circumstances, “Smile at Work” provides laughter sessions and laughter workshops, a relaxing activity where we laugh for no reason. It consists of various fun and playful exercises combined with relaxation techniques and brings the participants in a good mood and closer together.

Laughing connects, also from a distance, and is a powerful tool to reduce stress and help put it into perspective.
Laughing relaxes and also releases endorphins (natural happiness hormones) in our brains.

In addition to the mental benefits, laughter is also a physical exercise, something we can certainly all use now.

In these bizarre times and with the strong recommendation to stay "in our house", "Smile at Work" is temporarily renamed to "Smile at Home".

We use Zoom to connect colleagues with each other and use breathing exercises, relaxation exercises and laughter exercises during a 30-minute session.

The Belgian epert Dirk De Wachter pleaded for more DRG last week, or rather Do Responsible Gullible, so these online laughing sessions fit in perfectly with this :-)


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Teambuilding & incentives

Smile at work has proven to be an efficient tool for developing teambuilding skills, which are essential for business growth and productivity.

Laughter sessions enhance teamwork and boost work relations. They also help to improve work relations and problem solving.

Efficient teamwork improves internal and external communications and boosts confidence in the organization.

The business to personnel approach makes for an unforgettable experience.



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Seminars & conferences

Do you want your corporate event or seminar to start or end with a fun exercise? Smile at Work is the solution.
A laughter session is a unique activity, which can be organised on a small or a larger scale, according to your needs and wishes.

Smile at Work has an extensive network of event agencies to help you organize your event.


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Stress solutions

Laughter is the most efficient, cheap and simple remedy against stress. It’s a perfect tool for “Stress management”. Laughter makes the blood vessels swell and stimulates your blood circulation. Moreover, it relaxes the muscles and sets endorphins free which counter the excess of adrenaline and cortisol related to stress.

Laughter sessions help you to relax and put things in perspective. Negative stress is converted into positive stress. You will feel better both spiritually and physically.
If you wish, we can explore the phenomenon stress more extensively during the workshop and explain how laughter can be a remedy.



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Brand activations & product launches

Looking for an original way to place your Brand in a cheerful, ludic, hilarious or funny way? Then we would like to think with you to make this a great success!

The past years Geert participated in the new Coca Cola campaign with the new baseline "Choose Happiness and the ING commercial.


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about Geert Van De Vijver

Geert Van De Vijver was born in 1971 and lives in beautiful Ghent. He’s been working in the FMCG business for more then 20 years.
A self-made man, Geert has worked his way up the ladder as a Key Account & Business Development Manager. His positive attitude, enthusiasm and sense of humor have always helped him in his career.
Geert is curious and driven, always broadening his horizons and always trying to re-invent himself.

In 2006 he left for Paris to take a course in laughter training and become a laughter coach. Since then, he’s been giving laughter workshops and laughter sessions in companies and at events. His creative approach was a success at Coca Cola, Ikea, Procter & Gamble, B Post and General Motors.

Moreover, Geert has appeared as a laughter coach on television shows in Belgium and Holland and has conducted the biggest laughter session in the world.
Geert has a mission to help people (re)discover their laugh and to stimulate them to laugh more. His contagious laugh leaves participants with a happy feeling, embracing the power of the laugh.


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