MERRIE Maggie Thompson is taking her laughter yoga class to Belbroughton next week to lift the spirits of the stressed-out.

It will run at Belbroughton Recreation Centre, Hartle Lane, Belbroughton, on Thursday July 10 from 10 am to 11am.

She will also be serving up another dose of laughter at Wordsley Community Centre, The Green, Wordsley, on Monday July 14 from 7pm to 8pm.

The one-hour classes combine laughter exercises and deep breathing.

Class leader Maggie Thompson said: “Children laugh around 200 times a day but as we become adults and reign in our laughter to comply with social expectations, it’s quite sad to find we laugh for only around 20 times a day and these laughs only last a matter of seconds. A really good belly laugh is when it has the most beneficial effects.”

For more information contact Maggie on 07565 218567, email or visit website