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Benefits of Laughter Therapy

Laughter therapy is a recent alternative technique that indicates the laughter as a means of perceiving the events of life from the perspective most joyful and pleasant and release fear and anxiety which promotes health.

This thought is not new and in ancient China was a saying that read: “To be healthy, you have to laugh at least 30 times a day. “

There are now numerous studies have confirmed the extremely positive role that has the good humor on the physical and mental health. In Cuba, for example, there is a Promotion Center in the Ministry dela Humor Culture, Japan existela andthe Japanese Society of Humor Laughter, while in Canada and the U.S. are clowns key staff from various hospitals.

According to experts, laughter therapy offers great benefits physical, mental and emotional as:

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      Strengthens the immune system which has been evident in the fact that patients treated with constant doses of laughter and good humor improve faster.

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      Provides better quality of life and also prolonged.

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      Beautify and relax your face (eyes shine again, músculosfaciales are mobilized and tone).

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      Cause an analgesic effect by encouraging the production of serotonin sustanciascomo (endorphin analgesic effects), dopamine (neurotransmitter mood elevator) or adrenaline (active creativity and being awake).

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      Calms asthma and migraines.

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      Increases lung capacity, as muscles contract and expand deltórax so facilitate the mechanism of respiration.

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      Active metabolism by triggering the release deadrenalina, favoring the loss of calories.

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      It’s contagious spirit and tone to express a positive mood Stateof.

Because of these benefits, this alternative therapy is becoming accepted as a great addition in many professions related to physical or mental, as it promotes an open and warm relationship with the patient, whether an elderly or a child.

Therefore, in some countries is already being applied in hospitals and even nursing homes.

Nurses who care for children, for example, sing and take coins from the ears, or ’see’ through the wall adjacent the ear and trying to encourage a good mood spontaneously.

 

Laughter therapy exercises related to

Against negative thoughts

Everyone has negative thoughts that occupy regret for a while. To ignore these thoughts can be performed the following exercise:

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      Sit back, close your eyes and make three deep breaths.
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      Imagine, for at least 5 minutes, a cartoon character and not you who have negative thoughts.
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      2 min encourages that “alias” to tell you what you’re thinking.
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      Gradually cease to heed international criticism and laugh more often.

 

Goodbye tension

Should practice this exercise when we are in difficulties, we feel bad, upset or stressed, and that means he tries to give a funny twist to the situation that we blocked.

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      Choose an unpleasant situation, always starting with the simplest.

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      Defined as precisely as possible the situation, for example: “I always call you when I’m in the shower” or “if I have to travel, it pours.”

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      Add an exclamation such as: ji, ji, ji, je, je, je!, Or ha, ha, ha, ho, ho, ho, ju, ju, ju! Joining some of these exclamations, the entire sentence is: “I always call you when I’m in the shower, ji, ji, ji, je, je, je!”.

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      Repeat aloud (if the venue permits), all Lafra several times, and say the last syllable with different intonations.

It may be that initially the person feel a little uncomfortable pronouncing the sentence, but the different intonations at the end will give a different meaning allowing distance away anxiety and the situation to calm and soothe. If we can play with our problems, learn to get rid of them.

Readers are advised to be laughed at least three times a day for a minute in the morning, to get along with the rest of the day, at noon, to encourage proper digestion and evening to avoid insomnia .

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