Laughing is a pretty instinctive act. We laugh when we are happy or when something is funny.
It sounds straightforward, but happiness may be a trying facade in times of grief. It is completely understandable, and there are laughter coaches to aid in the healing process with laughter.
Miss Suchi is one of them.
She is also the inventor of “Tarik laughter”, “Argument laughter” and more – these quirky titles already crack us up.
Even though she is a laughter coach who helps an extensive number of individuals who go through tough times, laughter and happiness did not always come to her easily. She faced a big loss in her life six years back and was struck with immense grief.
She was desperate to find a way out of her depression, and thankfully, she came across a local laughter coach who helped her out of her dark times. From then on, she resolved to pay it forward and spread happiness to as many as possible.
To date, she has saved 22 people from suicide – opening up paths for them to live, love and laugh.
Coaching in Senior Activity Centres and hospitals, her desire to spread happiness is admirable. To her, happiness is always around because love is the answer – and she has lots of it.
She advocates and speaks up for different groups of people across the globe including women and disadvantaged and ethnic minority students. Her aim is to empower them and lift their oppressed spirits. She also goes beyond that to build a safe space for them to share their stories and be heard.
With the difficulties of everyday life, happiness does not come easy for most. However, her 24k followers on LinkedIn is a testament to her ability and ease in engaging with people. Her secret to success is simple. It is to be empathetic, have a genuine listening ear and avoid blaming others.
With the competitive nature of Singapore’s rat-race, people are more drained than they are happy. Ms Suchi explains that it is because many believe in having “joy after great things” – that they would only be happy if they achieve good things in their life, hence inadvertently postponing joy.
“When we’re happy, we attract happiness and can accept wealth.” – the latter being an objective and the determinant of their happiness. This continues to motivate her to work on herself before she helps others.