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Transforming lives through laughter & happiness habits!

The Award Winning Sunshine Project has been featured in The Daily Mirror, Destination Wellbeing, RTE2, BBC Radio Ulster, Downtown Radio, Q Radio, and Cool FM

About Us

The Sunshine Project is Northern Ireland’s very first dedicated Laughter Wellness business and has grown organically to be the largest leading expert in laughter & happiness practices.  We won the prestigious ‘Business of the Year’ award in November 2016 from the Local Women Business Awards!

Sunshine Services

We have developed a range of positive programmes specifically designed to empower adults and children with the positive tools to manage the stress in their lives, understand their emotions, whilst promoting confidence, self-esteem, peace & calmness.

Our positive programmes explore a wide range of Mindfulness Based Practises, Laughter Yoga & Creative Play, Positive Thinking, Emotional IQ, and Happiness Habits. All our programmes integrate the Mind & Body Connection and are based on scientific research.

We lead a number of Sunshine Laughter Clubs throughout Northern Ireland on a weekly and monthly basis. Please click on the map below to see our locations

Our clients include community organisations, public & private sector, corporate organisations, schools, conferences & events. If you are interested in one of our programmes, please contact us here.

The Sunshine Team

Our Sunshine team of laughter & happiness experts offer a unique combination of experience, qualifications and creative talent, together with a high energy, passion & enthusiasm for helping others become more joyful, confident and emotionally intelligent individuals.

Michelle A. Major

Michelle A. Major, founder of The Sunshine Project & pioneer of Laughter Yoga NI, was Northern Ireland’s first Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and has been highly instrumental in bringing Laughter Yoga to a diverse range of organisations.

“It is my vision to spread joy, happiness and laughter habits to every corner of Ireland. I have dedicated over a decade of my life to discovering what makes people happy. It is my mission to empower others with the positive tools that have transformed my life so that they too can lead a happier, more joyful life.”

Find out more…

Our Sunshine Services

Be Happy Now Programme

“The most important thing is to enjoy your lifeto be happy—it's all that matters.”
Audrey Hepburn

Laughter Yoga

This mindfulness programme explores practices and exercises that help quieten the 'chatterbox' in the mind bringing us back into ‘the now.’

Corporate Happy Hour

“There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.” ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Train with Ireland’s Number One Happiness & Laughter Ambassador, Michelle A. Major.

How we have helped others…

The BE HAPPY NOW course really gave me a lift and awakened interests. I found it really helpful. The course tutor was fantastic, enthusiastic and inspirational.
Louise, Attendee of Be Happy Now programme
I had the pleasure of participating in Laughter Yoga with Michelle recently. Michelle brought a smile, a giggle, a hearty laugh not only to my face but to my soul. I have no doubt this has changed my outlook in everyday life. I now use the simple exercises every day and use Laughter yoga as my free vacation from the busy busy world
Maria
Michelle delivered the ‘Be Happy Now’ course to clients within our service, AMH New Horizons, a wide range of people of all ages, both males & females participated. It was an excellent course which included: Affirmations, forgiveness, gratitude, peak positive state & laughter therapy myself & clients really enjoyed all the sessions. The course offered lots of different positive ideas & tips for good personal well being, stress reduction, & relaxation techniques. The feedback & evaluations were excellent with clients involved very enthusiastic & said they could use information gained in the future.
Colette, AMH New Horizons
Michelle has facilitated Laughter Yoga sessions for some of East Belfast Community Development Agency’s health events and the response from participants has been great. We find that people of all ages really engage with the session and thoroughly enjoy it. On one occasion we closed a day-long event with a session of Laughter Yoga and found it a really nice way to round off a busy programme. Michelle is very good at getting people to open their mind and get involved and it’s a great way to break the ice and build camaraderie among a group.
Clare, Community Development Officer
The BE HAPPY NOW course was a lovely programme with excellent relaxation techniques
Definitely feel my mood has changed to move positive & feel much less stressed mentally – I’ve laughed it all out!
Natalie, attendee of Breathe, Laugh & Relax class
Feel more energised, calmer & relaxed…had been having chest problems & feel this has helped
Alma, attendee of Breathe, Laugh & Relax class
Absolutely brilliant. Learning to be free to be able to laugh, without self-consciousness is freeing
Deborah, attendee of Breathe, Laugh & Relax class
Good therapy as well as team building
Peter, attendee of Laughter Workshop at a team development day
Laughing – something I need to do more of, as I work in a very serious environment. Thoroughly enjoyed this totally unique experience. So interesting. So contagious. Thank you
Sarah, attendee of Laughter Workshop
I would love to see a lot more of these classes. I work in mental health & feel these therapies are invaluable
Colette, attendee of Laughter Workshop
This is a completely new concept to me and I am very glad to have attended, as it has made me aware of the state of my mental health/emotions and has given a me a way to improve
D. McCabrey