Hello I am Anjana Lala
BCOM Industrial & Organisation Psychologist,
Tension & Trauma Release Practitioner L1 & L2
CLYT Laughter Yoga International
Catch me online:
Twitter: Anjana Lala
Like you, Confidence Coach/Happiness Expert, Anjana Lala has seen the word happiness/confidence defined numerous ways over the years. Is it a sunny day at the beach? Positive thinking? Fun at a Party? Excitement? Is it all about being wealthy? Is it meant only for the chosen few who have it all? Or, is there a different story?
With 7 years of coaching, speaking, and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches work and life experience, her view is deeply different. Unlike many Confidence & Happiness coaches, Anjana shows you confidence and happiness methods and frameworks that can be applied to your real life in an easy practical way. Being vulnerable yet confident in this messy world. Being Brave enough to put your happiness first.
Anjana appreciates, and shares with listeners, that happiness is a moment-to-moment choice and not about wealth, things or a destination. Happiness is for everyone, everyday, anywhere, anytime. All we need to do is choose it own it with courage and confidence.
Anjana is a Certified Laughter & Happiness Coach and Teacher, Trauma & Tension release (TRE) Practitioner and continues to learn & work with the smartest and skilled in the Confidence & Happiness development field.
Many companies have partnered with Anjana to boost their staff morale and effectiveness, release occupational stress & increase productivity in a positive playful and creative ways.
Anjana has travelled and visited 25 countries
She loves the art of cake decorating
Loves to chat to people
Anjana is inspired by unlikely heroes, dreamers, and doers.
Something Weird That Makes Her Happy
Olive Oil Ice Cream
Catch her online:
Twitter: Anjana Lala
As a modern woman, Anjana wanted to be Superwoman assuming she can do it all. Wanting it all a successful career, being rich, friends, nice car, beautiful things, travelling to exotic destinations, holiday house, prosperous marriage, etc. On this journey of trying to be Superwoman, it caused a lot of stress, created tremendous anxiety/worry and shattered her self-worth when she could not achieve all the thing she thought she could.
She became sad and empty. Dissatisfied and dull. She was feeling inadequate guilty fearful. This emptiness was filled with emotional eating. Struggling with weight and self-worth.
Anjana found the courage and determination to leave the corporate world (A BCom graduate in Economics and Industrial Psychology experienced as a Management Consultant, Project Manager and Business Analyst within the South African Banking, Financial services and Insurance industry) and ventured to seek her true calling. She was looking for a purpose that would be fulfil her life and her needs. Something that would create life satisfaction. Something that would make her smile again. Feel alive. Feel happy.
Anjana stumbled upon Laughter Yoga when travelling to India in 1998. She saw a bunch of people in a park laughing for no reason at all. It was incredible, wacky and amazing. They were having fun and strangers in the park were joining them. As a spectator she was smiling and giggling. One day on the radio she heard an interview about laughter yoga. This just clicked. Intuitively she knew Laughter Yoga was just for her.
She researched about Laughter yoga and coaching found the course taught by, the brainchild behind Laughter Yoga and Coaching, Dr Kataria. Without any hesitation, she packed her bags, went to India to study at the Laughter Yoga International to qualify as Laughter Yoga Coach and Teacher.
Coming back to South Africa, Anjana started presenting Laughter & Happiness Workshops corporates as team building and stress management tool. Through laughter she learned to smile again. It broke all her inner barriers, limiting beliefs and fears, connecting with amazing new people. Making friends. She went on to expand her services to creating a powerful personal happiness program called Stress to Happy Living Program. It’s fantastic for people who prefer private individual sessions. One–on-One. It teaches you how to manage your mood, cope with life challenges, and deal with the strains of daily life and to master stress levels. She has personally adopted and adapted this program into her life.
She also runs a support group twice a year called A Woman’s Journey where like-minded woman get together to have deep conversations on how to be woman, what is it to be a woman and how we as woman engage with ourselves and their world.
Life is just tough in SA at the moment. Our basic living needs are under huge strain. Power outages, Water cuts, crime, high cost of food and fuel, distrustful government, weak health care system, etc. As a woman mother bread-winner caretaker it creates tremendous level of stress, fear, anxiety and worry about our safety, security and stability. It can start becoming very traumatic and effecting your health. Anjana has felt all this and experienced it as well.
She was introduced to Tension & Trauma Release Facilitation (TRE) by a dear friend. A quick and effective self-empowering tool that physically releases tension and trauma through the activation of body’s inherent ability to heal itself. This powerful life tool captivated her. It just suited Anjana as she does not like to talk about her personal problems. It’s purely body based. The impact it had on her personal life and growth was incredible. She overcame inhibiting habits and bounced back quicker from life challenges. Anjana is no longer controlled by stress, she is in command of her stress levels. Thriving and shining in life.