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How Laughter Helps In Schools And in the World Of Education

Social play is critical to the development of children’s social skills and emotional intelligence. Restricted play results in deficient social skills which can lead to life-long physical, mental, emotional and social problems. Laughter promotes childlike playful behavior. New research shows that playful adults continue to learn social skills and improve their emotional intelligence. Learning requires that one lower what linguists call the “affective barrier.”

This article reviews how laughter can help.

Children

Laughter and Low Concentration
Laughter and Academic Pressure
Laughter and Emotional Bonding
Laughter and Exercise

Teenagers

Laughter and Puberty
Laughter and Parental Inconsistency
Laughter and Changing Relationships
Laughter and School Demands

Relevant Studies

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In Conclusion

Therapeutic approaches to laughter such as Laughter Wellness and Laughter Yoga offer a physical exercise that works on the body and mind simultaneously. They boost systems that are switched off or disrupted by stress, especially the circulatory and digestive systems. They stimulate willingness to learn and retention improves creativity and self discipline. They provide tools to deal with stressful situations in new ways, providing an alternative to anger and aggression and resulting fear.

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About The Author

Sebastien Gendry

Sebastien Gendry is an international expert in wellness and wellbeing with over 11 years of full-time experience teaching and training 1,000s of people on four continents. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 minutes, ABC Good Morning America, National Public Radio and many more national media. He is the creator of Laughter Wellness, a new form of lifestyle medicine that offers valid, sustainable and reliable tools to unlock the many healing benefits of laughter and exponentially improve cooperation, creativity and overall wellness and wellbeing in body, mind and spirit. Sebastien currently dedicates most of his time running The Laughter Consultants, a team of professional wellbeing experts, as well as The Laughter Online University, a leading provider of eLearning solutions on Laughter Therapy, with students in 33 countries.

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