laughter therapy


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Related to laughter therapy: Laughter is the best medicine, humor therapy
Alternative medicine See Laughter club, Laughter yoga
Physiology Laughter evokes endorphin release, decreases blood pressure, increases oxygenation of blood and IgA production
Psychiatry The use of humour to cope with major life trauma—stress, personal loss, and disappointment

laughter therapy

Healing humor Psychotherapy The use of humor to cope with major life trauma–stress, personal loss, and disappointment Physiology Laughter evokes endorphin release, ↓ BP, ↑ oxygenation of blood, IgA production
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SBP, DBP, and PR parameters were significantly reduced after laughter therapy in the present study.
Highlights include movie stuntman and body double Dave Lea, who has appeared in Demolition Man and Batman, laughter therapy sessions with 'the Laughing Buddah', Bollywood Dance and Fitness and TV presenter/ cage fighter Alex Reid, ex-hubby of glamour model Katie Price.
in this period of scientifically-based medicine it is only appropriate that laughter therapy should be considered a domain of complementary and alternative medicine in the prevention and treatment of diseases (Mora-Ripoll 2010);
Laughter yoga is at its core a combination of laughter therapy and yoga, combining the benefits of both into one routine.
In addition the visiting the movement's Web site, search "laughter therapy for depression" on the Web for links to on-line resources about laughter yoga.
* Have you heard of laughter therapy? How often do you have a good laugh?
LAUGHTER THERAPY: A COMEDY COLLECTION FOR THE CHRONICALLY SERIOUS (9781622310388, $22.95) provides some two hours of collected humor hosted by NPR's Peter Sagal and providing fun humorous reflections by such notables as Mel Brooks, Drew Carey, Joan Rivers, Martin Mull and many others.
Peter Sagal hosts Laughter Therapy: A Comedy Collection for the Chronically Serious is an audio CD anthology of vignettes from some of the funniest comedians ever to appear on National Public Radio.
Various activities were arranged which also included presentation by Sohail Zindani, Chief Executive of Learning Minds and laughter therapy show where Mr.
This is a must-see for those in need of a dose of laughter therapy. I can guarantee that you will be rolling on the floor with laughter at the end of both shows.
The LiveStrong Day celebration also included several activities, notably a laughter therapy session led by well-known local comedian Nabil Sawalha that brought a lot of joy to the survivors and patients.
Promoted by the Spanish cultural association for international development "Pallasos en Rebeldia", in partnership with a number of Palestinian local organisations, FestiClown Palestine is a festival on circuses, clowns and laughter therapy, aiming at solidarity, revolutionary and critic culture.