Who Would Benefit From Laugh Therapy?

The short answer? ...virtually anyone.  


For a long time, laughter has been an under-researched area of psychology. However, we are now learning the impact that laughter can have on the human body.  Evidence from research trials conducted show that the extent to which laughter can aid mind and body is far reaching. It seems there are many health benefits to laughter.


Take a look at our research page to find links to extensive articles exploring the health effects of laughter.

Below we have listed and explained some of the areas where research evidence has proven that laughter can offer either therapeutic health benefits, relief from symptoms or enhancements to professional or personal wellbeing.

Physiological Conditions:
Physiological Effects of Laughter

Among other physical effects; there is evidence to suggest laughter can lower blood pressure, blood sugar and bad cholesterol, increase blood flow, blood oxygen and virus killing cells. Boosts energy and the immune system, improves breathing and blood vessel function, reduces inflammation and pain. It can even burn calories and exercise shoulder, back and abdomen


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Psychological Conditions:
Psychological Benefits of Laughter. Laughter Effects Wordcloud

Research shows that laughter can improve mental health, enhance mental function and create a healthy link between mind and body by reducing cortisol levels (connected with stress and anxiety) and increases gamma waves, (related to memory and learning). Laughter also releases dopemine and serotonin, which are linked to happiness, mood and pain management.

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Social and Emotional Conditions:
Social and Emotional Benefits of Laughter Wordcloud

As a social tool, laughter unites people. It strengthens relationships, signals social interest and builds trust. Laughter can defuse conflict, heal resentments, alleviate anger and resolve disagreements.

Laughter can provide an emotional release, offer respite, build emotional resilience, breed mindfulness and foster emotional connections with others. As they say... laughter is the best medicine.  


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