What is Hilarapy™
Welcome to Hilarapy™, where laughter meets healing to bring you a unique and powerful form of therapy. Our approach combines the therapeutic benefits of humor, creativity, and vulnerability to help relieve emotional pain and stress, improve confidence, and enhance feelings of well-being and joy.
At Hilarapy™, we believe in the transformative power of play and the ability of laughter to connect us to our authentic selves. We incorporate shadow work into our therapy sessions to address the parts of ourselves that we often hide or suppress, allowing for deeper healing and growth.
Our trained therapists are dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment where you can explore, heal, and have fun. With a combination of humor, creativity, and therapeutic techniques, Hilarapy™ offers a refreshing and effective way to improve your emotional and mental well-being.
So, if you’re ready to laugh, learn, and grow, join us at Hilarapy™ for a journey of self-discovery and healing like no other.
Our story starts with the brains behind the operation, Lizzie Allan and Elaine Cheung. These two women are on a mission to make the world a funnier and happier place, one laugh at a time.
Lizzie’s journey to comedy therapy was a bit of a rollercoaster ride. In her late teens, she had a dark night of the soul that landed her in a psychiatric ward (we won’t name names, but let’s just say it rhymes with “Schmazzleton”). But instead of wallowing in her woes, Lizzie got busy finding the meaning of life and followed her passion for working with people. With a love for comedy and its power to tackle serious issues with humor, she went to university and got a BA in Comedy Writing and Performance (because who doesn’t love a good laugh and a degree to show for it).
While researching for her degree, Lizzie discovered the power of comedy therapy and began teaching others how to heal with humor. And that’s when Elaine entered the picture. Elaine was a successful businesswoman who took a 180-degree turn and became a healer after overcoming health issues. With her can-do attitude and technical skills, she helped Lizzie take Hilarapy to new heights. Oh and Lizzie is a trained therapeutic counsellor so she knows stuff!
Today, Hilarapy is a team of hilarious healers, ready to spread laughter and joy wherever they go. So, whether you’re feeling down in the dumps or just need a good chuckle, Hilarapy is here for you. Let the healing begin!