humor therapy

humor therapy

The promotion of good health through an appreciation of fun, playfulness, and conviviality.
Synonym: laughter therapy; therapeutic humor.
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Even thought dark humor therapy is something that many of the cancer survivors have found helpful, it is not for everyone.
The humor therapy, game show, and inspirational talk went so well that not only was he invited back for a second event, but a third one, as well.
Uncle Sargam Show and Live with Legend, a memorable and hilarious evening with master of humor therapy, a famous poet Anwar Masood were the most popular segments.
Lanete, who is a physician, said studies show that humor therapy helps patients relax primarily aiding them in dealing and accepting pain.
Besides medication, psychotherapeutic interventions, such as humor therapy, could improve the health of the individual (Walter et al.
Karger AG, Basel, is that laughter is now being proven to alleviate some of the lasting effects of heart attacks such as less medication and fewer repeat attacks with humor therapy of just thirty minutes per day.
It's humor therapy for people," said Steve Kelly, who, along with fellow cartoonist Jeff Parker, created "Dustin" in 2010 and has seen it expand to some 300 newspapers since then.
Hurd helped to raise close to $400,000, offers complementary health care services, including massage therapy, meditation, acupuncture, yoga, humor therapy and other alternative therapies.
Seaward, a noted expert on stress management, healing and health promotion, explains the connection between stress and human spirituality and offers strategies for coping such as behavior modification, expressive art therapy and humor therapy.
They are organized by chapters that include general web sites, CAM specialty topics (acupuncture, African-American wellness, Alexander technique, aromatherapy, Ayurvedic medicine, biofeedback, Chinese traditional medicine, chiropractic, Feldenkrais work, guided imagery, herbal medicine, Hispanic medicine, homeopathic medicine, humor therapy, huna, hypnosis, massage therapy, naturopathic medicine, nutrition, osteopathic medicine, per therapy, Pilates therapy, polarity therapy, rolfing, shamanism, spirituality and prayer, veterinary CAM), and sites for specific illnesses (cancer, Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, hepatitis C, menopause, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and sickle-cell disease).
Humor therapy of high-functioning patients, on the other hand, has always been very effective in the individual, family, and group settings.