DID YOU KNOW? – Gelotology (from the Greek γέλως gelos “laughter”) is the study of laughter and its effects on the body, from a psychological and physiological perspective. Its proponents often advocate induction of laughter on therapeutic grounds in alternative medicine. The field of study was pioneered by William F. Fry of Stanford University.
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One day at the rest home, an old grumpy man and woman are talking together. Out of the blue the woman says, “I bet I can exactly guess your age.”
The grumpy old man doesn’t really believes her, but tells her to go ahead and try it anyway.
“Ok, just pull down your pants and I will guess your age ,” she says.
The grumpy old man doesn’t understand how that would help but does it anyway. She inspects his rear end for a few minutes and then continues saying, “You’re 84 years old.”
“Wow, that’s really amazing,” says the grumpy old man. “But how on earth did you know?” She says:
“You told me yesterday.”
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Several types of therapy have emerged which use laughter to help patients.Humor and Laughter Therapy consist of the use of humorous materials such as books, shows, movies, or stories to encourage spontaneous discussion of the patients’ own humorous experiences. This can be provided individually or in a group setting. The process is facilitated by a clinician. It can also be used in conversation between medical professionals and patients.
Laughter Meditation possesses similarities to traditional meditation. However, it is the laughter that focuses the person to concentrate on the moment, through a three-stage process of stretching, intentional laughing, and a period of meditative silence. It is sometimes done in group settings.
Laughter Yoga is somewhat similar to traditional yoga, it is an exercise which incorporates breathing, yoga, and stretching techniques, along with laughter. The structured format includes several laughter exercises for a period of 30 to 45 minutes facilitated by a trained individual. It can be used as supplemental or preventative therapy.