Coping with stress using laughter
Laughter is the universal language. It acts as a bridge across cultures, ages, genders and abilities. It delights our senses. It shifts our perspective and re-connects us with who we truly are. It allows for the unabashed freedom of self-expression and healthy living. Even when we are coping with stress we are sometimes able to really let go and laugh heartily, giving permission for those around us to do the same.
A laugh is an invitation…..an invitation to let go of the serious side of life and to leap into the present moment. Laughter is ready and waiting, we just need to learn how to tap into it.
‘I laugh already…I know loads of jokes, why do I need to laugh anymore?‘
Sometimes, though, there is a long time to wait for the right joke or comedy moment to come along. Laughterlines Coaching helps us to access laughter without needing a sense of humour or the right funny one-liner. It means you can choose to laugh even on the bad days…if you want to.
Laughter for healthy living
Children laugh on average 300-400 times a day. They are experts on the ridiculous, the imaginative and the playful. The chances are that as adults, even though we may laugh easily at comedy programmes, jokes and humorous incidents throughout the day, it is unlikely that we are reaping the full physical or psychological benefits of laughing on a regular basis like children do. Adults laugh on average only 15 times a day. Is that healthy living?
A hearty laugh can burn calories, reduce tension, increase our energy, release anger and frustration, connect us with others, strengthen our immune system, increase our confidence and help to keep us balanced and relaxed.
Laughterlines Coaching provides:
- Corporate Workshops and programmes.
- Laughter for teaching support
- Family laughter ‘playshops’
- Laughter work-out sessions for health and fitness
- Senior citizen laughter sessions and individual laughter sessions
These all help organisations and individuals to connect with their laughter and access it whenever they want, whether they are coping with stress or finding life a breeze..
Click on the play button below to listen to a simple laughter exercise.