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  • Date Submitted: 01/24/2009 5:35 AM
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Life should be enjoyed, not endured. Laughter raises one’s frequency to help with the healing process. People who have positive personalities and laugh a lot generally have less physical problems than those who are depressed, who dwell in their issues and find hard it hard to laugh at life.

 Laughter Therapy boosts the interferon levels of the immune system which helps the system’s ability to fight illness and escalates healing. It decreases stress hormones that constrict blood vessels and suppress immune activity.
 Laughter reduces at least four of neuroendocrine hormones associated with stress response.
 Clinical studies have shown that humour strengthens the immune system.
 Humour allows a person to “forget” about pains such as aches, arthritis, etc…
 Women seem to benefit more than men in preventing hypertension.

Laughter creates a safe and clear thinking frame of mind. It allows one to reframe a specific threat or stress so that it becomes less overwhelming. As people laugh at things that threaten their well-being, they release anxiety, and discomfort decreases. For example, many people who face life-threatening illness find laughter enables them to face the possibility of death directly while still enjoying and even enhancing the quality of their lives. In addition to fear, laughter releases light anger. It also works to release deeper anger, indirectly. It does so by allowing one to shed the lighter aspects of fear and anger that may then open access to deep rage. Laughter often serves as a more acceptable way to approach one's angry feelings. Fear represses so much anger that laughter actually serves the dual purpose of first releasing the fear of anger and then the anger itself. Anger, which is the emotional response to the invasion of one's boundaries, is not allowed in many families. When childhood boundaries are ignored and adults do not permit instinctive angry responses, they must be redirected or repressed by...

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