About Us


Laugh Alive's events are sculpted from the heart and are UNIQUE.

Our workshops enhance health, productivity and pleasure.


Photo Credit: Connors / Daily Express


  • Corporate events (bespoke workshops / team building / conference breakers)
  • Seminars, shows and exhibitions
  • International events and festivals
  • Promotional and PR events
  • Hen parties / Brighton Hen Parties
  • Healthy living and wellbeing days
  • Holistic holidays and cruises
  • Family reunions and celebrations
  • NHS - Pain Management / Anxiety / Depression
  • Schools / Colleges stress busting and educational events


LAUGH ALIVE have been chuckling healthily for almost 15 years. We began our laughter business in 2003 and indulged our love of chocolate with Love Chocolate Workshops and Chocolate Chuckles packages in 2011. Our new venture: Brighton Hen Parties offer a trio of inspired activities in Sussex and beyond. Each event has been hand and heart-crafted by our team and is infused with vibrant laughter or chocolate.

OUR TEACHERS: Our family of laughter teachers and chocolatiers are friendly, fun and full of life. So that we can create the most interesting and cost effective events we have chosen an individual and amazing team who are dedicated and widely experienced.

PRICE MATCHING: We price match our workshops and often work in cahoots with other friendly, local chocolate companies... making us a one-stop (laughter and chocolate) shop.

OUR EVENTS: Laugh Alive events are bespoke and unique.  They are therapeutic, healthy, bonding and fun… and are successful with just about everyone… from groups suffering with low mood, through to corporate teams, to teachers, individuals and hen parties.

WHY: We promote joyful living and teach life skills for work, relationships and home life. Our emphasis is on well-being, health, support and education. Our truly original workshops - created out of our team's training, knowledge, skills and life experiences - are based on a group's first-hand and physical experience of laughter as well as the history and pleasure of chocolate.

WHAT & HOW: Laugh Alive sessions are created and run throughout the year by Amanda Bate both independently or with a team of qualified professionals and event’s companies.  Workshops and classes include the Laughter Gym plus Laugh Alive lengthier workshops; Love Chocolate workshops and Chocolate Chuckles packages. All workshops are catered to groups, parties, businesses and organisations.

WHERE: Events are held nationwide and within Europe but most notably throughout London, Brighton and the South East. We teach at a variety of health centres, offices and studios. 

VENUES: All we need is a suitable space large enough to accommodate all participants who will often be moving around laughing and lying down or enjoying chocolate making and tasting.  Laugh Alive can organise their own venues and often travel to sites arranged by our clients.


Amanda is director of Laugh Alive & Love Chocolate.  She is a laughter facilitator and founder member of the Laughter Network (linking laughter or humour professionals with businesses nationwide). Amanda is trained in Laughter Yoga, Therapeutic Drama, Movement & Voice work, Conscious Connected Breath Work and the Art of Chocolate Making & Teaching.

Amanda created the Laughter Gym, and as both a laughter coach and a specialist chocolate maker her current passion lies in the alchemy of both chocolate and laughter which led her to create her newest workshop venture, Chocolate Chuckles where she marries the two, perfect partners.

Using laughter, creative arts, endorphin-rich-chocolate, positive psychology and deep healing breath work... Laugh Alive’s aim is to develop the whole, unique and joyful individual. We support groups and businesses in enhancing and celebrating work/life balance, productivity, resilience & health.

Amanda has advised and consulted on many PR projects and regularly appears in national and regional media interviews.

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