I was told recently that I am the woman that brings out the laughter. It was part of a birthday wish that touched me dearly. In a different message I was also told that I take care of people’s inner gardens, watering them with laughter. I’d like to think that I support watering these gardens, not only with laughter, but also with insights, awareness and steps towards a new direction.
I was reflecting on this image that I was given or perhaps that I transmitted, an image of a “woman that brings out the laughter”. Although I may ignite laughter these days through the practice of laughter yoga, I am only a human, who is no stranger to tears and inner-struggle.
I know how it is to be alone. I know how it is to have no reasons to laugh. I know the taste of intense negative emotions. And it is ok.
Too many times we suppress our emotional pain, as we don’t know how to handle and express it. On the other hand, getting in touch with our difficult emotions, allowing them to exist, expressing them and understanding the message that they bring, can be a valuable relief for our mental well-being and can contribute to our personal development, even if in the short term it does not seem like it.
Transceding the pain … to become more Human
For me, the fact that I have known the inner pain and the inner struggle allowed me to better connect with other people’s difficulties.
It brought me closer to people and made me become more empathetic, compassionate, understanding and non-judgemental. And these skills allowed me to become a more HUMAN coach.
And last but not least, the fact that I am no stranger to inner pain and inner struggle made me want to share with other people this wonderful inner tool, our laughter, that helps us to lighten up, contributing to our mental and physical well-being.
Our laughter, especially practiced intentionally, can give us hope, energy, drive, positive emotions and make us enjoy the moment. It can allow us to let go and simply be.
A birthday present from me to you
It was recently my birthday and since I’d like to continue to celebrate it, I have two presents to you, my dear reader.
1️⃣ For the first one, I invite you, your friends, co-workers, family to any of the next laughter yoga sessions. You can come for free, for a total of 3 sessions. The next one is on 4th of June. More info about ‘The Laughter Room’ project and about how to register: Laughter Yoga
2️⃣ For the second present, I invite you to allow yourself a safe-space in which to explore and reflect a way forward related to your overall well-being, in a coaching setting.
I am offering a 1 hour x pro-bono individual COACHING* session focused on the well-being of your life, be it physical, mental, emotional, relational, professional, spiritual and so on.
⚠️There will be no advice giving, just questioning and going within.
If you or anybody that you know are/ is interested, just drop me a mail or a private message.
For more info about the coaching process, check www.gabrieladspencer.com/coaching
*The Coaching process will be done according to International Coach Federation standards and ethics.