Happiness in Denmark: CNN Talks Laughter with Thomas Flindt

It seems that it has become common knowledge that Denmark is the happiest country on earth. Therefore, when CNN was filming a special segment investigating happiness in Denmark, it wasn’t a surprise that they reached out to Pine Tribe’s own Thomas Flindt, Scandinavia’s Laughter Guru and author of Happy Lemons: How Laughter Breeds Success.

On a beautiful Danish summer day, CNN’s award winning chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, met with Thomas on the lawn in front of Frederiksberg Castle. Here they were joined by 30 Danes (including men, women, and children of all ages), all of who had flocked to participate in one of Thomas’ infamous laughter yoga sessions.

Thomas Flindt showed CNN's Dr. Sanjay and his producer Danielle how laughter increases happiness in Denmark

Thomas Flindt showed CNN’s Dr. Sanjay and his producer Danielle how laughter increases happiness in Denmark

Happiness in Denmark through Laughter Exercises

Thomas hosted a 30-minute session, which included breathing, stretching, and most importantly—laughter exercises. After all the laughs had been shared, Dr. Sanjay and Thomas discussed why Denmark is the happiest country on earth, the power of laughter, and how important it is to embrace laughter in daily life.

Thomas’ goals includes getting people in touch with their true laughing self. If you have ever wondered if you truly are in touch with your laughter, you can take Thomas’ quiz. Here you can see if you are leading the way for your laughter, or if you could benefit from of some laughter exercises.

The CNN special will air in September, so keep an eye out if you want to learn about the importance of laughter. We at Pine Tribe will be sharing updates and reminders leading up to the event.

If you can’t wait until September to investigate the power of laughter, check out some of Thomas’ articles below, as well as his book Happy Lemons: How Laughter Breeds Success.


Happy Lemons coverHAPPY LEMONS

by Thomas Flindt, The Laughter Guru


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Philip Trampe
11 Aug 2014

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