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Laughing Therapy by Rachel M. Patient Expert Posted Mon 13 Apr 2009 11:05pm As we greeted with “Konnichiwa” on Saturday, Dr TL told me that he needed to learn more Japanese vocabulary. According to him, he only knew two words, Konnichiwa and Sayonara. I was thinking he knew much more than two. Ninja, Samurai, Katana, Sensei, Gaijin, Hi, and more… As I was stepping up on the scale, he told me he actually knew one m ... Read on »
Laughter Therapy by Finding Melissa Posted Sun 23 Aug 2009 12:00am An eating disorder is not very funny. I kind of lost my sense of humour for a while; I sort of forgot how to laugh. It’s not surprising really – it likes to assume control and dominate the head space – but now that I’ve reclaimed the territory a little, laughter therapy’s just what I need. I started small and simple. Things tha ... Read on »
Laughter Therapy, Part II by agapelife Registered Nurse Posted Tue 18 Jan 2011 9:00am Make it a goal not to take yourself so seriously. Own a joke book and watch silly comedies like Laurel and Hardy. One word of caution - don't laugh at someone (comediennes are an exception) but with them. Perhaps, you could even write a joke yourself.  Even in the animal kingdom, they laugh. Check out the kookaburras from Sydney, Australia. ... Read on »
Laughter therapy...boosts seroto ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:20pm Laughter therapy...boosts serotonin...we do feel good after one good laugh!  BD Studies have shown that effects of laughter on the body start with blood vessels expanding, which stimulates circulation. After laughing, blood sugar levels drop and the action helps promote comfortable sleep. It also boosts the level of serotonin that provides c ... Read on »
Laughter therapy reduces stress – go on have a giggle! by Peter Beard Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Jun 2009 6:42pm Friday 6th February 2009 We couldn’t stop laughing when we saw this clip on the BBC website. Next time you’re stressed at work, have a little giggle to yourself and apparently you are bound to feel better! This new kind of laughter therapy has taken off in Kent. Whether you’re feeling upset, ill, stressed… laughter is the best medicine ... Read on »
Laughter Therapy 3 by agapelife Registered Nurse Posted Tue 24 Feb 2009 11:54pm "This person arrived at the laughter club. She did not make eye-contact, looked downcast,anxious with her head looking down. A few minutes into the laughter session, she started to make eye contact, cautiously smile, then laughed. At the end of the session, she told the class, she had lung cancer and forced herself to come to the laughter class i ... Read on »
Laughter Therapy 2 by agapelife Registered Nurse Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 6:26pm " Laughter Clubs - silly" " Laughter - scary" These are two of the comments I received from a blogger forum. Why is it that people are not scared to show anger, hate or sorrow but when it comes to laughter, it scares them, or when seeing a group of people laughing, it seems silly?? Silly or not, this article will demonstrate the benefits of d ... Read on »
Laugh Your Way To A Healthier You! by Heidi .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:44pm It is true that laughter is the best medicine. Think about it-you have had a horrible day and your cranky and starting to feel down. It seems that things are going to only get worse and you just can't shake your mood. Then you see something funny, read a funny book or watch your favorite comedy and you feel lightened, the dark clouds seem ... Read on »
Mental Health Humor Project: Laugh Out Loud - Finding The Funny Bone VIDEO by chatobstewart .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 12:00am Hi All, As many of you might remember in May I did a fundraiser with the Cartoon-a-thon at for Mental Health Month. The money raised went to developing a workshop / presentation about humor. Well today I did my first workshop presentation and here is one highlight from the program called “Finding The ... Read on »
Remember To Laugh! by Gabriella Kortsch Ph.D. Patient Expert Posted Fri 22 May 2009 11:55pm Photo Credits So much serious stuff all the time. Find a meaning in your inner for your inner freedom...don't wallow in relationship pain...and on and on. But all the time what is truly so very important is that we remember to laugh. And that doesn't just mean laugh as in hearing a funny joke, or as in watching ... Read on »