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Urban Myth: One Minute Of Laughter Gives You The Same Benefits As 10 Minutes On A Rowing Machine

2017-02-15T11:22:14+00:00 Blog Laughter Therapy|

The size of that particular research sample was one person. This claim appears to have been initiated in 1969 by a journalist who interviewed Dr. William Fry, a then leading researcher into the psychology of laughter at Stanford University (emeritus professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences). In that interview Dr Fry claimed that [...]

Technique Review: The Laughter Meditation

2017-02-02T15:20:45+00:00 Blog Laughter Therapy, Tips: Teaching & Speaking|

Here is how to facilitate a group laughter meditation (a.k.a. free laughter exercises.) A. Sit down and relax If you were previously standing up, it is now time to sit down. You can sit on a chair or directly on the floor, whichever is most comfortable for you. Sit comfortably in an inward [...]

8 scientists quotes on laughter and breathing

2017-01-28T12:33:02+00:00 Blog Laughter Therapy|

QUOTES ON LAUGHTER "For the most part, when you go and get medical treatment, a clinician is not necessarily going to tell you to take two aspirins and watch Laurel and Hardy, but the reality is that’s where we are and it’s more real than ever. There’s a real science to this. And it’s as [...]

Laughter and tears: Why do I feel sad sometimes when I laugh?

2017-01-27T17:28:51+00:00 Blog Laughter Therapy|

In general: Do not be afraid of your tears. Refusing to embrace your shadow is refusing to accept your humanity. It never ends well. In particular: Laughing and crying are very closely related. You cannot stimulate one without stimulating the other. Laughing and crying engage the same set of muscles, only with different contractions: laughing [...]

Laughter did not change this man’s life but made it worse. (It all changed when he learned to love himself.)

2017-01-15T06:34:00+00:00 Blog Laughter Therapy|

This is the story of a man who laughed lots, made others laugh, and still felt like dying. Frank used humor, and lots of it. The jokes were on him, all self-deprecating. Truth is, Frank hated himself.