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Latest Published Articles

How To Cry

If crying is good for us, how can we bring about and shed our deeper tears? I do not yet have the full answer, but have come up with a partial answer.

The Ha Ha Mantra

The exercise in this video may appear insensitive or even disrespectful to some, but it most definitely isn't. Here is how it works: Recall an unpleasant event that recently happened to you. While telling the [...]

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

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.

Clapping hands can change your life: Science, Testimonial, Video

Clapping hands is really good for you! According to several well established healing modalities (acupressure, acupuncture, reflexology, and various adaptations of the above), the hands and palms have numerous reflex points that, when stimulated, engage the body's healing response and prompt a gradual (sometimes near immediate) improvement in any type of ailment.

Gelos, God of Laughter and Warriors?

Was Gelos - Greek God of Laughter - also a god of warriors? The answer is not as clear cut as you may think. This article reviews humor in Ancient Greece, and how Sparta - home to its most military organized and brutal people - was one of the only two ancient Greek city-states known to have built a special temple for Gelos in which to worship him. A proposed explanation is that "It is easier to practice psychological honesty about dark aspects of human existence with the protective shield of laughter."

Why Laughter Wellness is an Effective Recovery Activity for Emotional Labour

If your job involves emotional labour, you may find that you regularly need to suppress your real emotions and express emotions that you don’t really feel, in order to convey the ‘correct’ emotions for your role. This article reviews when this is OK and when it's not, and how Laughter Wellness interventions can help.

How I Feel…

This is an exercise you can use both at the beginning and the end of your laughter sessions. Ask your participant to answer the questions in pairs one with another, or if you feel one [...]

On Epigenetics and why laughing now on a regular basis could change the lives of your unborn children

This may be far-fetched, but then again maybe not. I read today with great interest about the (still fairly new) science of epigenetics that has proven that powerful environmental conditions (near death from starvation, for instance) [...]

Worst Day Ever?

Perception of reality depends on your point of view. Read this poem from top to bottom - and then from bottom to top. Worst Day Ever? by Chanie Gorkin Today was the absolute worst day [...]

The Dilemma

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out for another is to risk involvement. To expose feelings is to risk rejection. To place your dreams [...]

The Fun Theory

This is an article written by master play-smith Bernie DeKoven on the fun theory and how all can achieve peak performance the fun way through mutual empowerment. (Reproduced with permission.) - - - Fun defined as [...]

About love

Love is a Being, a great Magnet, a great Energy Who out of His own substance created everything that exists. This is a fact which is not well-known, although many philosophers and disciples have hinted [...]

90% of your long-term happiness is predicted not by your external world but by the way your brain processes the world.

Below are notes I took from a most outstanding talk from Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor. If ever you were sceptic about the place, importance and impact of therapeutic approaches to laughter such as Laughter Wellness [...]

5814 basic variations for every laughter exercise, 175,560 possibilities if you play a bit with it, zillions if you sit down and get creative

You are not limited to just one way of doing any particular laughter exercise. There is technically an infinity of possible variations for each. Here is how it works. First, understand that in Laughter Wellness [...]

55 academic research on happiness that explain why it makes business sense

This page is a review of 55 landmark studies on happiness, a state of being that Laughter Wellness helps to temporarily experience (long-term happiness is a multi-faceted endeavor that requires a life-commitment): laughter uplifts your mood-states, directly impacting how [...]

New study says mirthful laughter produces brain wave frequencies similar to true state of meditation

Joyful or mirthful laughter produces brain wave frequencies similar to those seen among people who reach what is considered the desired “true state of meditation,” according to a new study from Loma Linda [...]

Other Laughter Organizations

Clown Organizations Bumper “T” Caring Clowns http://bumpertcaringclowns.com Caring Clowns International http://www.caringclownsinternational.org Clowns of America International http://coai.org Clowns Without Borders http://www.clownswithoutborders.org Hospital Clown Newsletter http://www.hospitalclown.com Educational Humor Resources American Association Of Therapeutic Humor http://www.aath.org International Society [...]