Kim Furnish – Life Coach & Laughter Yoga Practitioner

Kim Furnish holds a master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology and is a Life Coach, Workshop Facilitator, Author and Laughter Yoga Practitioner.

Kim Furnish therapist

 Kim is passionate about self-awareness and personal growth and her expertise are in relationships, self-care and the work/life balance.

Her particular interest is in the relationship you have with yourself, what your passion is and whether you are living your life in line with your values. She is the Director of Instar Coaching C.I.C. which aims to use knowledge and skills of positive psychology to bring more positive emotion and less isolation to communities, leading to a happier, healthier life.

Positive psychology is the study of happiness, well-being and flourishing. Kim discovered that positive psychology helped to increase her levels of positive emotion, joy, awe, and happiness and gave her a sharper awareness of her own strengths. She has designed a programme of positive psychology education and interventions which she uses in her coaching practice and shares with her local community.



Kim Furnish lives in the New Forest and provides joyful activities, education workshops, group walking in nature and group laughter sessions to promote a flourishing life.


Work with Kim Furnish online 

Kim is now delivering the following online opportunities.

Positive Psychology for Life

  • Positive Psychology for Life Part 1 which is a 6-week interactive course
  • Positive Psychology for Life Part 2.  This is a 6-week interactive course
  • Positive Psychology Practice Group. A weekly 1-hour session

Each week you will learn one aspect of Positive Psychology and some evidenced-based activities.

The course is designed to promote positive emotion, and improved health and well-being.


Come Into Your Heart

Come Into Your Heart is a 4-week course which combines Positive Psychology and guided Meditations.

This interactive course explores 3 positive emotions: Joy, Love & Serenity and concludes by exploring the theme of balance.


Fresh Air Fridays – virtual sessions

Being outside in nature and connecting with others can have a powerful effect on your mind and body.

During this virtual session, Kim joins together the benefits of walking while listening to a specific podcast and then sharing this experience online with others.

Each month there is a new topic to discuss such as being present, relationships, and filling yourself up.



Photo Credit: Mickey Esy



An opportunity to play, be a child again and promote health and well-being.

Short exercises encourage forced laughter which quickly turns into spontaneous laughter.

Laughter strengthens our immune system, our social bonds and our emotional health.

These Laughter Sessions are currently online.


Watch this short video to get an idea of what happens in a laughter session.



Kim Furnish can accompany you on your personal development journey by currently offering sessions by zoom or telephone.

Emotions are contagious; our negative emotion spirals down bringing us down further, positive emotion spirals up, building us up and lifting our mood. All of Kim’s programmes are designed to increase your happiness now and build resilience for the future

Contact Kim to enquire about how she may be able to help you live a happier, more joyful life.




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