What kind of benefits can laughter bring you?

 

Laugh:

  • Is a psychocorporal activity

  • Is an antidote for stress hormones (cortisol)

  • Evacuates negative tensions (jealousy, fear, anger, guilt)

  • Reduces feeling of depression and loneliness

  • Reduces anxiety, depressive state, insomnia

  • Increases self-confidence

  • Brings a positive vision to things

  • Helps to connect with oneself and others

  • Brings back energy and the joy of living

  • Increases production of endorphins, then increases pleasure and smoothens pain

  • Oxygenates brain and improves mood

  • Reduces high blood pressure and heart troubles

  • Eases digestion

  • Strengthens immune system

  • Is a physical exercise witch stretches muscles.

  • 1 minute laughter equals 30 minutes relaxation!

  • 15 minutes laughter equals 40 minutes jogging!

 

 

Are there any contraindications?

First of all, laughing is contagious, so be careful if you get bitten by the laughter bug!

 

On a serious note:

Pregnant women should consult a doctor before taking part to a laughter session.

Ask your doctor, psychotherapist or psychiatrist if you had a surgery in the last 3 months, if you’ve experienced an important or recent bereavement.

 

You shouldn’t take part if you suffer from:

  • Heart trouble

  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure

  • Any kind of hernia

  • Epilepsy

  • Glaucoma

  • Serious asthma

  • Bleeding hemorrhoids

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Persistent cough

  • Severe backache

 

If you are in doubt, consult your doctor.