Hi, i'm ros 👋

I’m a Positive Wellbeing Expert specialising in laughter. I am here to emphasise that laughter is no laughing matter, well, at least not for me. That’s because, with over two decades of experience researching, writing and delivering laughter and positivity programs, I’ve witnessed firsthand its transformative effect on body, mind and soul. 

Over the years I’ve been inspired beyond measure by the many people I’ve connected with, both personally and professionally. It is their experiences together with mine that have shaped my understanding of this body-mind philosophy. To the power of intentional smiling, laughter and positivity practices that amplify joy and wellbeing, even during life’s prickly moments.

I hold a Master of Public Health and Postgraduate qualifications in Health Promotion. I’m an adjunct lecturer in the School of Public Health and Psychology at La Trobe University where I teach Positive Psychology and the world’s first Laughter, Resilience and Wellbeing short course for professionals. I have conducted laughter therapy research in aged care, dialysis patients and university students.

My first book, “Laughing at cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness” is part memoir, part healing guide based on my experience healing from bowel cancer. My second book, “The Laughter Effect – How to Build Joy, Positivity and Resilience in Your Life” provides a road map to tap into the lighter side of life to awaken both your inner and outer smile.

Regularly called on by the media for expert comment, I have written for mainstream media including Mamamia, The Huffington Post, Wellbeing Magazine and Canberra Times.  I’m a content contributor to the CancerAid app, peer mentor for Bowel Cancer Australia, Global Laughter Ambassador for Laughter Yoga International and Laughter Wellness Expert for the digital TV Channel, The Love Destination.  I am a member of the Association of Applied Therapeutic Humor and The International Positive Psychology Association.

Over the years I’ve grown a wide client base encompassing major corporations, community groups, local and national government. My wellbeing programs and coaching offering draw on wisdom from positive psychology, laughter for wellbeing, mindfulness and neuroscience with the aim of creating positive wellbeing and downgrading the harmful effects of stress. 

I’m truly delighted to accompany you on your journey towards the laughter-side of life. To awaken a positive change in yourself, how you respond to the world and, in turn, how the world responds to you.

In love and laughter,

Ros

My Publications:

Mental Health and Social Inclusion

Humor, laughter and mental health: a case study of Mary Kay Morrison

Mental Health and Social Inclusion

Laughter and mental health: a case study of Dr Madan Kataria

Mental health and social inclusion

Laughter, mental health and cancer: a case study of Ros Ben-Moshe

BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Intradialytic Laughter therapy for haemodialysis patients: a pre-post intervention feasibility study

Australas J ageing

Laughter yoga activities for older people living in residential aged care homes: A feasibility study

Seminars in DIalysis

Laughter Humor Therapy in Dialysis