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“Mirthful Laughter,” Coupled With Standard Diabetic Treatment, Raises Good Cholesterol And May Lower Heart Attack Risk

This is an interesting study in the American Physiological Society looking at how mirthful laughter affects diabetes, good cholesterol and heart attack risk.. The full research paper can be found here:http://www.the-aps.org/mm/hp/Audiences/Public-Press/Archive/09/13.html “The study suggests that the addition of an adjunct therapeutic  mirthful laughter Rx (a potential modulator of positive mood state) to standard diabetes care … Continue reading

Therapeutic Benefits of Laughter in Mental Health

There are various studies that research the benefits of laughter for mental health and it is clear from the anecdotal evidence from participants in our workshops that laughter is a powerful tool in the fight against depression. Some people notice the benefits after just one session for some it takes several. It is a huge step for … Continue reading

The Science of Laughter

The online article can be found here: http://wanderlust.com/journal/the-science-of-laughter/#LAUGHTER “The Science of Laughter Beyond being a joyful and fun activity, laughter has some real body benefits—from our heart system to our heart center. By Caitlin Berens As I stood among strangers, something erupted. It traveled from one person to the next, and then it reached me. … Continue reading

Benefits of Humor and Laughter: A Brief Introduction for Rehabilitation Counselors

This is an interesting piece of research by Miranda G. Hoffmann of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1490&context=gs_rp

Recommended Reading

How Laughter Can Change Your Life by Eddie Lennon The Endorphin Effect by William Bloom Laughter, Tears, Silence by Pragito Dove How your mind can heal your body by Dr David Hamilton Happiness Now’ by Robert Holden The Healing Power of Humour’ by Allen Kleine Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar Learned Optimism by Martin E. P. … Continue reading