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  • 1. Laughter Therapy


  • What is it?
  • How did it begin?
  • What does it consist of?
  • How is it useful?
  • What does it imply?
  • Which benefits have?
  • Are there any problems?

Structure 3. What is it?

  • Using of humour to help
  • To promote healthy and cope with illness

4. How did it begin?

  • Used in medicine during the whole history
  • Earliest mentions for health benefits from humour is in the Bible
  • Surgeons used humours to distract patients

5. What does it consist of?

  • Using different ways, prepares us for laughter.
  • Can help people to comfort better the changes in life.
  • Principal aim: to teach us how to laugh.

6. How is it useful?

  • To improve the quality of life, help for pain...
  • Passive humour.
  • Spontaneous humour involves finding humour in everyday situations.

http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =iu-rLA4POkI 7. What does it imply?

  • Increased breathing, oxygen use, changes in hormes and heart rate
  • For example: many hospitals have set up rooms with humorous materials.
  • Some cancer treatment centres offer humour therapy .

8. 9. Benefits

  • Provides physical and emotional release.
  • Exercises the diaphragm, works out the shoulders, muscles more relaxes...
  • Away from anger, stress...
  • Can give us a cheerful perspective.
  • Laughter contacts us to others.

10. Are there any problems?

  • It is considered safe with conventional medical therapy.
  • Can be harmful used with delicates issues.
  • Cause pain after surgery .

11. The human race has only one really effective weapon and that islaughter . http:// www.youtube.com / watch ?v=cc2F1U_ oSxY 12.