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Global JOY interviews

Global JOY interviews

By Joe Hoare
Global JOY interviews with perspectives from around the world.
For the latest laughter yoga 'JOY' courses, conferences and coaching please visit www.joehoare.co.uk
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'We are all reaching out for joy... to embrace it, I am just going to do it' (Rev) Peter Owen-Jones

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'Moments of joy help wire positive behaviour': Global JOY interview with Shamash Alidina, author of 'Mindfulness for Dummies'
Joy creates changes in our brain & body through the release of  dopamine. This helps us create positive change in our life.  An informative and inspiring conversation with Shamash Alidina, author of  'Mindfulness for Dummies', co-founder ofthe Museum of Happiness, and  founder of www.teachmindulnessonline.com  For the latest laughter yoga 'JOY' courses, conferences and coaching  please visit www.joehoare.co.uk
08:21
August 18, 2022
'Joy is in my heart' with Karima Hkima from TUNISIA
A 5-minute 'Joy' interview with Karima Hkima, Laughter Yoga Ambassador  from Tunisia, and presenter in the Laughter for World Peace Global JOY zoom in September 2020 For the latest laughter yoga 'JOY' courses, conferences and coaching please visit www.joehoare.co.uk
05:40
August 16, 2022
'From trauma to joy - how joy gives hope', with Ernest RUKINGA, a psychologist, laughter yoga teacher and laughter ambassador from RWANDA
Ernest RUKINGA is a psychologist, laughter yoga teacher and laughter ambassador from Rwanda.  With his family (Angel & UWIDUHAYE Fanny Françoise, a laughter yoga teacher) he works directly with his community.  Most of people they work with have psychological problems associated with their historical background. They help families, children and youth get their resilience back by projecting them to a future with HOPE.   They use new approach which is PSYCHO – SOCIO – LAUGHTER INTERVENTION. Three important insights are that help is help, we can all help, and together we can help each other.
15:47
August 12, 2022
'Connection, gratitude and awe' - JOY with Jo Berry
Jo Berry is the daughter of Sir Anthony Berry who was killed in the Brighton bombing in 1984. Please read her story and listen to her eloquence.  I am happy to say we have laughed together many times. One such time was at the 'Bristol Makes Peace' World Peace Day conference (with Michael Eavis and Andy Sheppard) where I was main co-organiser and which was attended by over 300 people.   Thank you Jo. (https://buildingbridgesforpeace.org/, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Berry) For the latest  JOY courses, conferences and coaching, please visit www.joehoare.co.uk
14:16
July 28, 2022
'Learn to be at joy with yourself', with Dr Phil Hammond
Gardner. They won a Writer’s Guild Award, a Silver Sony Award and  received record numbers of complaints to the Broadcasting Standards  Council. He has done Edinburgh fringe shows since 1990 and four solo UK  tours, and has appeared on Have I Got News For You, Question Time,Tip for more joy? Have 5 portions of fun per day!  Dr Phil Hammond's other tips include a) be at joy with yourself b)  self-compassion c) care for others  For the latest joy updates, please visit www.joehoare.co.uk   Dr Phil Hammond is an NHS doctor, journalist, broadcaster, speaker,  campaigner and comedian. He was born in the NHS and brought up in Perth,  Western Australia,  leaving at the age of 7 when his Australian father  took his life. Phil was a lecturer at the universities of Birmingham and  Bristol, training medical students and doctors to communicate better  with patients. He was voted Teacher of the Year in by students in  Birmingham. His journalism, campaigning, broadcasting and books have  tried to help patients and carers cope better with life, illness and the  NHS, and seek out the right care. Phil qualified as a doctor in 1987 and has worked in the NHS for 34  years. As a doctor, he worked part time in general practice for over  twenty years, and has also worked in sexual health.  He currently works  in a specialist NHS team based at the Royal United Hospital in Bath for  young people with severe fatigue, including post viral fatigue and long  Covid.  Phil presented five series of Trust Me, I’m a Doctor on BBC2,  encouraging patients to be more involved, assertive and questioning, and  was a presenter for BBC Radio Bristol with Dr Phil’s Saturday Surgery  from 2007-2018. He is Private Eye’s medical correspondent, broke the  story of the Bristol heart scandal in 1992 and gave evidence to the  subsequent Public Inquiry. In 2012, Phil was shortlisted, with Andrew  Bousfield, for the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism for ‘Shoot the  Messenger’, a Private Eye investigation into the shocking treatment of  NHS whistle- blowers. His coverage of the pandemic in Private Eye was  highly praised, and a book of the columns – Dr Hammond’s Covid Casebook –  is a Sunday Times bestseller. He is currently working on an  autobiography – The Art of Living When You Know You’re Going to Die. As a comedian, Phil was half of the award-winning double-act Struck Off and Die, with Tony Gardner. They won a Writer’s Guild Award, a Silver Sony Award and  received record numbers of complaints to the Broadcasting Standards  Council. He has done Edinburgh fringe shows since 1990 and four solo UK  tours, and has appeared on Have I Got News For You, Question Time, Countdown, The One Show and Long Live Britain. His NHS comedy Polyoaks,  written with David Spicer, had five series on Radio 4. He also presented  multiple series of Pillories of the State, The Music Group and The  Motion Show for Radio 4. In his new 4-part Radio 4 series – Dr Phil’s  Bedside Manner – Phil toured NHS hospitals, chatting intimately with  staff, patients, carers and volunteers, and then cheered them up with a  comedy show. It received rave reviews and is available on the BBC Sounds App. Phil lives in Somerset with his wife Jo, a GP. They have two adult  children, two dogs and a cat.  Phil is a patron of Julian House – a  charity for the homeless – Heads Up – a mental health charity - the  Doctors’ Support Network, the Herpes Viruses Association, Kissing it  Better and My Death, My Decision. He writes extensively about error and  uncertainty, and openly admits his own mistakes so everyone can laugh  and learn from them. 
13:07
July 25, 2022
JOY with 'Healing Headbands' founder Barbara Grapstein
Barbara Grapstein is a joy spreader who works with children and parents going through difficult times.  Keith Richards did their programme.  Barbara's www.healingheadbands.com   For the information on the latest 'JOY' courses, conferences and coaching, please visit https://www.joehoare.co.uk/
13:37
July 24, 2022
JOY with 'Soul Whisperer' William Bloom
'Joy - the natural state of being that links with the exuberance of life' is a lovely and core gem from the conversation with William Bloom. William is a writer, educator and meditator and was recently described as a Soul Whisperer.  He ran the first 'Spiritual Companions' course in 2006 which led to the creation of the charity the Spiritual Companions Trust (https://spiritualcompanions.org)  Before this, in 1982, he co-founded Alternatives, the UK’s longest running weekly mind body spirit events company.  For the latest 'JOY' coaching, conferences and course, please visit www.joehoare.co.uk
12:48
July 12, 2022
'Find your joy thing and do it all your life' with Ann Zuccardy
'Be out in nature, without electronics ......be completely present there, in a state of flow ..... find your joy thing and do it all your life' are some of the gems in this interview with Ann Zuccardy. Ann Zuccardy is a writer, adjunct professor of English, and a professional speaker with two TEDx talks under her belt. Recovery from a 2011 brain injury inspired her to challenge conventional ideas about intelligence. In the decade since her accident, Ann has nurtured a passion for therapeutic humor and she studies how humor impacts both brain health and lifelong learning. Ann not only promotes lifelong learning in her speeches, she lives it. She earned a master’s degree in English in 2019, became a certified life coach in 2020, and began violin lessons in 2022 at the age of 60. She plans to pursue a PhD in the next five or so years, after she “retires” from her full time job as a technical writer with the U.S. Army. For the latest 'JOY' conferences, coaching, courses and training (including laughter yoga), please visit www.joehoare.co.uk
12:20
July 02, 2022
'Give joy, you'll get joy' with Nikki Jackman
Nicola Jackman - aka nikkijackmanjoy (known in our laughter circles for  her co-creation “The Laughter Song”) - has been immersed in sharing JOY  for over 18years.   Together with the not for profit she founded in 2003 @theuporgza, she’s  trained hundreds to share joy and reached the brought emotional  UPliftment - to the full age spectrum - in hospitals, homes, communities  and businesses.  Coupled with her 26 years as an actor & voice artist - Nicola’s  performance heart 💜 brings a refreshing and interactive skill share  (full of joy) - with every joy session/workshop/retreat  she provides.   Find out more on Facebook.com/nicolajackman And Facebook.com/theuporgza Www.TheUP.org.za P.S. - if you’d like to participate in MASSSIVE JOY - WhatsApp The UP on  - +27833002177  For the latest 'JOY' courses, conferences and coaching, please visit  www.joehoare.co.uk
13:33
June 29, 2022
'Hello': is the best chat-up line in the world' - JOY with Love Coach Cate Mackenzie
'Joy calms the nervous system..... top tip: make a list, magically things start to happen ..... when we give joy, we receive it back ...... 'Hello': is the best chat-up line in the world' are some of the gems from this interview with Cate Mackenzie  Cate is a Love Coach, Psychosexual Therapist and Couples Counsellor. She believes that joy is an essential component to life and relationships. www.catemackenzie.com, podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/.../love-p..., twitter @catemackenzie, Insta @catemmackenzie, https://www.facebook.com/catelovecoach  For the latest 'JOY' courses, conferences, books and coaching, please visit www.joehoare.co.uk
22:10
June 23, 2022
Joy, awe and happiness with Jollytologist Allen Klein
Allen Klein is a best-selling author, TedX speaker, and keynote conference speaker, and much more. He is the author of 8 books and editor of many more. In this lovely interview he mentions the inner quality of joy, how sharing joy & kindness touch people's hearts and how important it is to remember the choices we have. (https://www.allenklein.com/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_K...))   For the latest updates on 'JOY' conferences, courses, training and coaching, please visit www.joehoare.co.uk
17:49
June 21, 2022
'Joy is our natural bliss state' with Ratika Palat, yoga teacher and laughter yoga leader.
'Laughter yoga helps tap into the bliss state ..... shortcircuits the brain and helps us access it experientially .... helps develop laughter resilience ...... joy is a fundamental part of our being' are some of the gems from Ratika Palat.  Ratika is a yoga teacher who trained in hatha and vinyasa yoga. She is also a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. Her IG is @yogagirltatika  For the latest 'JOY' conferences, courses, masterclasses, training and coaching, please visit www.joehoare.co.uk
09:31
June 16, 2022
'Joy is contagious' with Dr David Hamilton PhD
There is science behind the contagiousness of kindness, joy (and all  emotions). We can all learn to be kinder and more joyful.    David is a best-selling Hay House author and loves explaining things.  Experience his enthusiasm as he explains the science behind kindness,  joy and all emotions.  For the latest laughter yoga 'JOY' courses, conferences and coaching  please visit www.joehoare.co.uk
08:19
June 14, 2022
'Joy is the purpose of life' with Satish Kumar
'When we act with love we experience joy......... the path to joy begins  when we start to appreciate what we have ..... it disappears when we  focus on what we don't have ..... joy is a celebration of life' are some  of the gems in this conversation.  Peace-pilgrim, life-long activist and former monk, Satish Kumar has been  inspiring global change for over 50 years. Aged 9, Satish renounced the  world and joined the wandering Jain monks. Inspired by Gandhi, he  decided at 18 that he could achieve more back in the world and soon  undertook a peace-pilgrimage, walking without money from India to  America in the name of nuclear disarmament. Now in his 80s, Satish has  devoted his life to campaigning for ecological regeneration, social  justice and spiritual fulfilment.   Satish founded Schumacher College as well as The Resurgence Trust, an  educational charity that seeks a just future for all. To join Satish in  protecting people and planet, become a member of Resurgence (with 20%  off), entitling you to this charity’s change-making magazine, Resurgence  & Ecologist. Satish appears regularly on podcasts, radio and television shows. He has  been interviewed by Richard Dawkins, Russell Brand and Annie Lennox,  appearing as a guest on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, Thought for the  Day and Midweek. Satish presented an episode of BBC2's Natural World  documentary series, which was watched by 3.6 million people. An  acclaimed international speaker and author, Satish’s autobiography sold  over 50,000 copies, inspiring change around the world.  For the latest updates on 'JOY' courses, conferences, team sessions,  training and coaching, please visit www.joehoare.co.uk and/or facebook  @laughteryogaforjoy
09:04
June 08, 2022
'Bright spots of joy & contentment' with Debbie Hampton of 'The Best Brain Possible'
Debbie Hampton recovered from decades of unhealthy thinking and  depression, a suicide attempt, and resulting brain injury to become an  inspirational and educational writer on brain, psychological, emotional,  and mental health issues for Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, and more.   On her website, The Best Brain Possible, Debbie shares how she rebuilt  her brain and life to find joy and thrive. She wants you to know that  you can do it too!  You can quickly learn the steps to a better you in her book, Beat  Depression And Anxiety By Changing Your Brain, with simple practices  easy to implement in your daily life. Improve your brain, improve your  life.   Debbie has also published an intimate, entertaining, inspiring, and  educational memoir, Sex, Suicide and Serotonin: Taking Myself Apart and  Putting Myself Back Together.  You can get daily inspiration and information by joining Debbie on  Facebook.  For the latest 'JOY' updates on conferences, courses, training and  coaching, please visit www.joehoare.co.uk and on Facebook @laughteryogawithjoe 
28:51
June 03, 2022
'JOY: things that sustain our desire to be alive' with Kate Hull Rogers
'JOY: things that sustain our desire to be alive'....... ...JOY is the  sister to gratitude......'JOY journals'.   Kate Hull Rogers is co-artistic director of Stepping Stone Theatre for  Mental Health. Her personal experiences as a former psychiatric patient  give this talk a practical and grounded dimension. The theatre is active  on facebook and through www.steppingstonetheatre.co.uk   For the latest information on 'JOY' courses, conferences and coaching  please visit www.joehoare.co.uk
11:41
June 01, 2022
'We are all reaching out for joy... to embrace it, I am just going to do it' (Rev) Peter Owen-Jones
'We meet with joy when we do something kind and loving for someone else' is one of the gems from this conversation with Peter Owen-Jones,  an English Anglican priest, author and television presenter who left his successful commercial life for the ministry in his '20's.  Peter has walked with Sadhus, Indian holy men, who on hearing about church services asked: 'but is there laughter?!' This and much more is in this lovely conversation (see his full wikipedia profile here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_O...)  For the latest laughter yoga 'JOY' conference, courses and coaching updates, please visit www.joehoare.co.uk
15:48
April 07, 2022
'Staying joyful in challenging times' with Katia Kulyk in Ukraine
'Noticing ..... being present ..... movement & dancing ..... connection' (with Katia Kulyk - https://katiakulyk.com/aboutkatiakulyk)  all help us ride the waves of challenge in difficult times, in Katia's  practical and current experience in south west Ukraine. (For the latest  information on conference, courses & training, team sessions and  coaching, please visit www.joehoare.co.uk)
06:25
March 17, 2022
Global JOY interview with Dr Madan Kataria, Founder of the Global Laughter Yoga Movement
The difference between happiness and joy. 3 minutes of joy and laughter yoga exercises with Dr Madan Kataria, founder of the Global Laughter Yoga movement.  For the latest laughter yoga 'JOY' courses, conferences and coaching please visit www.joehoare.co.uk
03:34
January 25, 2022