Laughter Resources

Posted on 7th June 2011 by Herrin

Here you will find some links and places to get more information on laughter around the web.

Laughing with and at patients
Laughing with and at Patients: The Roles of Laughter in Confrontations in Addiction Group Therapy Laughing with and at patients – the roles of laughter in confrontations.
http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR12-3/arminen.pdf

Laughter and Tears: Student Therapists’ Perspectives on Music
Laughter and Tears – a students’ perspectives on music therapy in palliative Care Laughter and Tears: Student Therapists’ Perspectives on Music Therapy.
http://www.musictherapy.ca/docs/confproc/2006/McIntosh.pdf

Laughter as Medicine
Pages 1 of 3 John R De Palma, MD Laughter_as_medicine.doc Laughter as Medicine aughter is an uncommon but normal part of our behavior. It has been given short shrift.
http://www.hemodialysis-inc.com/readings/laughter.pdf

Lynn Caesar, Ph.D.,
Lynn Caesar, Ph.D., Lynn is a licensed psychologist and a certified laughter yoga teacher and leader. A life long student of natural therapies, she is influenced.
http://www.joyofkidding.com/laughterclub/LynnCaesar.pdf

Use of Humor as a Complementary Therapy
Western Kentucky University TopSCHOLAR® Nursing Faculty Publications Nursing 1-1-1999 Use of Humor as a Complementary Therapy Mary Bennett.
http://www.hemodialysis-inc.com/readings/laughter.pdf

The Lexicon of Laughter©® Gelopedia
World Laughter Tour 1159 South Creekway Court Columbus, OH 43230 1-800-669-5233 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-800-669-5233      end_of_the_skype_highlighting info@worldlaughtertour.com www.WorldLaughterTour.com A Dictionary of Vocabulary & Terminology … ..more..
http://www.worldlaughtertour.com/pdfs/gelopedia.pdf

Humor has fans in medical circles
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/health/262840_laughter14.html Humor has fans in medical circles Tuesday, March 14, 2006 By SUSAN PHINNEY P-I REPORTER … ..more..
http://www.worldlaughtertour.com/pdfs/031406-Seattle.pdf

Our Support System and Laughter:

www.phillyfitmagazine.com 16 IPhilly FIT Regarding our support systems, a study published in the Journal of Child.
http://www.phillyfit.com/Articles/7-8/16-17%20PhillyFIT0708_Layout%201.pdf

A Hand Book on Laughter Yoga
table of content laughter yoga keeps you fit….. 3 laughter yoga-a gym of soul.
http://www.yogalaff.com/html/laughter-yoga.pdf

Humor and Laughter May Influence Health: [Part] III.
Western Kentucky University TopSCHOLAR® Nursing Faculty Publications Nursing 1-1-2007 Humor and Laughter May Influence Health: [Part] III. Laughter and Health Outcomes Mary … ..more..
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/fcd/vprograms/fcelessons/fcepdffiles/laughterteacher.pdf

Laughter Is Good Medicine
Laughter Is Good Medicine Leader Guide HE 4-970 Janice Gregg Family and Community Development Faculty Objectives.
http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1003&context=nurs_fac_pub

Laughter as Therapy A Serious LOOK at Laughter!

Janni Goss Have you noticed how often the benefits of Laughter and Laughter Yoga are given media coverage?
http://vsplugins.com/clients/jannigoss/docs/A_Serious_Look_at_Laughter.pdf

Laughter prescription
Vol 55: October • octobre 2009 Canadian Family Physician • Le Médecin de famille canadien 965 Commentary Laughter prescription William B. Strean PhD Laughter is the tonic.
http://www.cfp.ca/content/55/10/965.full.pdf

LAUGHTER – THE BEST MEDICINE
Dr Susan Kloot A recent article in the daily papers announced with breathless journalistic certainty that it has now been proven that laughter.
http://www.monashdivision.com.au/resources/GP_wellbeing/articles/LAUGHTER.pdf

The Connection between Laughter, Humor, and Good Health

Your body cannot heal without play. Your mind cannot heal without laughter. Your soul cannot heal without joy.
http://www.ca.uky.edu/HES/FCS/factshts/hsw-caw-807.pdf

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010
Laughter and humor as complementary and alternative medicines for dementia patients BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6882-10-28.pdf

Topic Discussion Activities
ECCE Reading Practice 3. What Do You Think? In small groups, discuss the following questions. Many people say that laughter is the best medicine.
http://www.press.umich.edu/pdf/0472031686-unit1.pdf

The Laughter – Immune Connection

by Lee Berk Dr. P. H. , and Stanley Tan, M. D. , Ph. D. The research below was presented by Drs. Berk and Tan at the American.
http://www.hospitalclown.com/Past%20Issues/Final%20PDFs/Vol%202-2Berk.pdf

The Power of Laughter

Laughter is one of the best emotional and physical therapies for anyone under stress. Laughing releases endorphins into the brain.
http://evolutionezine.com/The-Power-of-Laughter.pdf

 

Enjoy!

SUSAN