England Laughing Championships 2023

Taking part in last year’s UK Championships was such a fun experience that this year, I decided o run the England Championships with the support of members of fellow laughers form around the world.

The championships is an opportunity to share your most contagious laugh and if you should win, you can represent UK in the world Laughing Championships.

Books your fee ticket here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/england-laughing-championship-2023-tickets-635449916807

To find out more about the World Laughing Competition check this link https://www.worldlaughingchampionship.com/


  Laughing Championships are contests of contagious laughter where competitors go head to head and the most contagious laugher wins. The goal of the championships is simple.  To create more contagious laughter in the world and to elevate the pursuit of joy and happiness. 

Laughter connects people, improves health and promotes happiness. Laughter competitions are hilarious affairs where laughing together is the main goal despite the competition. However, the sporting nature of the craft elevates the laughter. Because the most contagious laughter wins, competitors must channel joy, levity and a spirit of release to win. 

Laughter is a human universal, so it makes sense to bring together the world to laugh together. 

Although competitors must laugh on the spot there are many techniques to arrive at authentic laughter, including Laughter Yoga, Laughercize and others.


International moment of Laughter Day

As a happiness spreader, I do love this special days created by others who also have a passion of making people feel good and have a reason to smile and laugh despite the challenges or setbacks they may be going though.

International Moment of Laughter Day. is unofficial holiday, created by humorologist Izzy Gesell in 1997. The day  encourage us  to forget the stresses of daily life and give into the healing and relaxing power of laughter.

Medical studies have shown that laughing reduces stress, increases blood flow, and lowers blood sugar levels. Some studies have found that people who laugh just before going to bed are much more likely to sleep better than those who did not.

Fun fact

Did You Know… …that human laughter has a specific acoustic structure? Laughter can have a ha-ha-ha or ho-ho-ho structure, but it is humanly impossible to have a ha-ho-ha-ho structure to laughter.

3 Fun things you can try


Make somebody’s day, by giving them a reason to smile,

21 Days Happiness Coaching

The aim of this 21-day happiness coaching program is to provide you  with the tools and strategies you will need to improve your happiness and well-being, while also encouraging you to make time for self-reflection, connection, and developing healthy habits.

Week 1: Day 1-3: Introduction and Self-Reflection

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Day 4-7:  Journaling, Gratitude, Mindfulness

Week 2: Day 8-10: Positive Thinking and Positive Self Talk

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Day 11-14: Connection and Social Support

Week 3: Day 15-17: Physical Activity and Healthy Habits

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Day 18-21: Gratitude, Reflection and Celebrations

Tools you will get at the end of the programme

You happier life style program

Gift of Happiness Toolbox with items you can use to help you maintain your happier life style.

Free membership of HappierMe facebook group to connect with like minded people

MP3 Copy of Wake up and feel happy songs

10% Discount on any of our events

Read more of the benefits of using a happiness coach and how I will work with you https://confidentqueengenny.com/2023/04/10/benefits-of-using-a-happiness-coach/

Contact me now for a 30 minutes chat about this progamme and your expectations

Benefits of using a happiness coach

A happiness coach can be help you if you are seeking to improve your overall well-being and increase your levels of happiness.

A happiness coach can provide you with guidance, support, and personalized strategies to help you identify and overcome any obstacles that may be preventing you from experiencing greater happiness in your life.

A happiness coach can help you develop new habits, thought patterns, and behaviours that can lead to greater satisfaction and fulfillment.

Ultimately, a happiness coach can help you live a more joyful, meaningful life.

 Read below more benefits of using a happiness coach

Improved well-being: A happiness coach can help you develop strategies to enhance your well-being and overall happiness, which can lead to improved physical and mental health.

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Increased self-awareness: A happiness coach can help you identify and understand your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, leading to increased self-awareness and personal growth.

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.Goal-setting and motivation: A happiness coach can help you set and achieve goals that align with your values and vision for your life, and provide motivation and support along the way.

 Stress reduction: A happiness coach can teach you techniques for managing stress and increasing resilience, helping you cope better with life’s challenges.

Better relationships: A happiness coach can help you develop better communication and conflict resolution skills, leading to improved relationships with family, friends, and colleagues.

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Greater success: A happiness coach can help you identify and leverage your strengths and talents, leading to greater success and fulfillment in your personal and professional life.

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Contact me now for free 30 minutes happiness consultation

How to be happy even when you are grieving

Before Christmas, having 3 members of my family passed away and one of them being my mum, has been so devasting and heart breaking for my family and I. I have never experienced such deep sorrow in my life. Being a happiness spreader it has been challenging as it seems that some people wanted me to carry on being happy and one person even suggested I take a dose of my own happy advise and though this upset me, I decided to brush it aside and find ways to cope with my grieving. I am in a much better place now, but still have moments of sadness when I think of my mum. This blog is to help me and you if you too are grieving.

Grieving is a natural and necessary process that follows the loss of someone or something important to us. It’s normal to experience a range of emotions during this time, including sadness, anger, and even numbness.

The stages of grief were first described by psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in her 1969 book “On Death and Dying”. The model describes five stages of grief that a person may experience after a significant loss. It’s important to note that not everyone will experience these stages, and they may not occur in a linear or predictable order. The stages of grief are:

  1. Denial: In this stage, a person may feel disbelief or denial that the loss has occurred. They may struggle to accept the reality of the situation.
  2. Anger: As the reality of the loss sets in, a person may feel anger or frustration. They may direct this anger towards themselves, others, or even the person or situation that caused the loss.
  3. Bargaining: In this stage, a person may try to negotiate with a higher power or try to find a way to undo the loss. They may engage in “what if” thinking and feel a sense of guilt or regret.
  4. Depression: As the initial shock of the loss wears off, a person may feel overwhelming sadness or hopelessness. They may experience a loss of energy, appetite, or interest in activities they used to enjoy.
  5. Acceptance: In this stage, a person begins to come to terms with the reality of the loss. They may feel a sense of peace or closure and begin to find ways to move forward in their life.

It’s important to remember that these stages are not a linear or predictable process, and not everyone will experience all five stages. Grief is a highly individual experience, and people may move in and out of these stages at their own pace. It’s also normal to experience a range of emotions during the grieving process, including sadness, anger, guilt, and even moments of happiness or peace.

It is still possible to experience moments of happiness even while grieving. Here are a few suggestions for finding happiness during this difficult time:-

Practice self-care: Take care of your physical, emotional, and mental health by eating well, getting enough sleep, and engaging in activities that you enjoy. This can help to boost your mood and provide a sense of comfort during the grieving process.

Allow yourself to feel your emotions: It’s important to acknowledge and accept your feelings during the grieving process, whether they are positive or negative. By allowing yourself to feel your emotions, you may be able to process them more effectively and find moments of happiness along the way.

Connect with others: Reach out to family and friends who can offer support and comfort. Even if you don’t feel like talking about your loss, spending time with loved ones can provide a sense of connection and joy. For me going away on holiday to Ghana with friends, really helped to take my mind off things and connect with new people. This photo below is of me supporting some local street traders. I felt so much love and joy as we chatted and laughed togther.

Find meaning and purpose: Consider volunteering or participating in activities that give you a sense of purpose. This can help to provide a sense of fulfillment and joy, even in the midst of grief. I do love dressing up as Confident Queen and going to events and spread laughter doing fun activities or getting people to just dance to the beat of the muisc.

Practice gratitude: Take time to reflect on the positive aspects of your life and express gratitude for them. This can help to shift your focus from the pain of loss to the joys and blessings that remain. I am grateful that my mum reached he age of 84 and enoyed her life with us her children and grand children. I am grateful that though her death was sudden, she did not suffer , and died peacefully.


Try doing the One Minute Smilence to help recall happy thoughts or happy moments with your loved one. This will help lift your mood. You can also have a playlist of uplifting music that you can sing and dance to.

Remember that grief is a personal and individual experience, and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Be patient and kind with yourself as you navigate this process, and know that it is possible to find moments of happiness even during the most difficult times.. Time is the great healer. While things will very likely never be the same,  things will be different  and this in itself can bring its own sense of happiness

If you do any help or just a chat contact me genny@confidentqueen.co.uk You can also use google to check for the many organisations who offer support and advise as we go through the grieving process.

Fun ways to celebrate National I Want You to Be Happy Day! 

As Confident Queen, my mission since 2009 has been to help as many people as I can to have a reason to smile each day through the various activities I run. This is because there was a period in my life when it was all dark and I felt like a bird trapped in a cage with no way out due to some personal challenges I was going through. I am happy that after some time, I had the courage to ask for help from family, friends and various organisations which helped me regain my zest for life. Even just before Christmas I lost my mum and two two other very close family members. Though it has been devastating and for the last 3 months, things have been tough, I am slowly getting my smile back and I continue to go around various organisations spreading laughter and good vibes.

National I Want You to Be Happy Day is here to celebrate the idea that the world is a better place when we all work together to make other people happy. Although its not possible to change someone’s entire life in just a moment, but it’s certainly easy enough to make their day a little brighter by simple gestures  It can make all the difference between having a completely hard day and turning up as a ray of sunshine on their cloudy day.

Scientists have even shown  that when people help others. Oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin are all released in what’s called the “helper’s high”, which is the good feeling  someone gets from helping another person and watching them be happy.

Why I want you to be happy

I want you to be happy  and confident  because I  care about you and want the best for you.   I know  from my own experience that our happiness and confidence can have a positive impact on others around you, creating a more positive and uplifting environment for everyone.

Feeling happy and confident can have many positive benefits. It can improve your mental health and well-being, increase your productivity and creativity, and help you build stronger relationships with others. When you’re happy and confident, you’re more likely to have a positive outlook on life and be able to handle challenges and setbacks in a better way.

Fun things to do to make you feel happy

Say these affirmations our loud a couple of time make sure you mean what you say, you can even use your own.

Create a laughie and send to someone to cheer them up

Try the One Minute Smilene

My Happiness and Confidence Programme

Through my coaching program, I’ll empower you with the tools and tips you need to unwrap the gift of confidence and happiness that’s already within you. 

I’ve been through tough times too, including divorce, redundancy, and debt, multiple bereavements but I’ve learned how to bounce back and become resilient. And now, I want to help you do the same.

Whether you’re feeling lonely or lacking purpose, I can help you gain the confidence you need to build a life you’ll be happy to wake up to each day. With my coaching, you’ll learn to develop inner and outer confidence, and I’ll guide you on an Escape to Happiness Island activity that will leave you feeling refreshed and stress-free.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s work together to unwrap your gift of confidence and happiness today! Complete this form to book a free discovery call.

Happiness and mental health

Happiness and mental health are closely intertwined and play a vital role in our overall well-being. Happiness can be defined as a state of well-being characterized by positive emotions, such as joy, contentment, and satisfaction. Mental health, on the other hand, refers to the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of an individual.

Research has shown that people who are happy tend to have better mental health, and vice versa.

Positive emotions, such as happiness, can have a positive impact on mental health by reducing stress, anxiety, and depression.

Positive thinking, social connections, and physical activity are just a few examples of things that can contribute to happiness.

One of the key ways to improve mental health is to focus on developing positive relationships with family, friends and colleagues. By building strong and supportive relationships, people can feel more connected and fulfilled, which can lead to happiness. Furthermore, engaging in activities that bring pleasure and satisfaction, such as hobbies or volunteer work, can also help to boost happiness and mental health.

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Physical activity is also an important aspect of both happiness and mental health.

Regular exercise has been found to decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as improve overall mood.

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In addition, it has been found that regular physical activity can improve self-esteem, reduce stress, and increase feelings of happiness.

A healthy diet is also important for happiness and mental health. Eating a balanced diet that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help to improve overall health and well-being. Studies have also found that certain foods, such as fish, nuts, and dark chocolate, can help to boost mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

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Proper sleep is also crucial for happiness and mental health. Getting enough sleep each night is important for maintaining a healthy balance of hormones and neurotransmitters, which can help to improve mood, reduce stress, and boost overall well-being.

Happiness and mental health are closely related. By focusing on things that bring happiness, such as positive relationships, activities, physical activity, a healthy diet, and proper sleep, people can improve their mental health and overall well-being. It is important to take care of oneself and seek help if needed.

Check this video from Action for Happiness Mental Health & Happiness with Prof. Richard Layard

Take it one day at a time

It’s good to have long term goals and plans, but for everyday living, you just have to focus on the now and making the most of things. If you are worried about the mountain in the distance, you might trip over the molehill right in front of you.. Small daily happenings make life spectacular…. start enjoying the small things in life.

What are your priorities at this stage of your life?

As for me below are my main priorities and I try to make sure that I schedule my day with this in mind

  1. Taking good care of myself  sprit, body, mind and soul
  2. Spending  quality time with my family and friends
  3. Putting my house in order
  4. Focussing my business on the things that I enjoy doing
  5. Inspiring the next generation
  6. Making a difference in my local community
  7. Trying new hobbies and experiences
  8. Spending time on my own
  9. Travel and explore different places

I find that by making sure that I include the things that are important to me, I feel more fulfilled and happier. I have also been able to schedule my day so I work smarter and not harder. I also have clear boundaries about my time for work and time for my other priorities of life.

Stop putting things off – Start now -#NewMonth

Wake up and feel happy #MondayMorning

Due to popular requests I am back to doing early morning 15 minutes Facebook live the aim is to get us all to start the day on a positive note even if life may not be going as planned. Let’s get those happy juices flowing and then set our intentions to have a good day.


What to expect

I will firstly check in with you to see how you are feeling and then guide us through a series of activities to get our happy juices flowing.

  1. Grateful for waking up to see another day

2. One Minute Smilence – recall happy thoughts whilst smiling for a minites

3. One Minute Laughter

4. Move your body – dance and feel good

5. Setting our intentions for the day – It’s a good day and I am going to have a good day.o

6. Sending love and good vibes to everyone

7. Feel Confident t start the day

A bit about me

I am Genny Jones aka Confident Queen, UK Laughter Champion 2022, Happiness Coach and Wellbeing Consultant. Having recovered from a period of sadness, depression and low self esteem after my divorce, I made it my mission to equip myself with tools to help as many peopls as I can to have a positive attitude to life even through life may not be going as planned.

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