Laughter is a great healing method and Laughter Yoga may just be the tool to facilitate this healing…
Many real-life stories tell of the miracles that have happened from laughing and focusing on the good things in life, finding comfort in the giggles and the sense of belonging that accompanies a good laugh.
Some people diagnosed with cancer, M.E. and other degenerative illnesses come on the Laughter Yoga training and workshops because they recognise the benefits of laughter and want to adopt and adapt the techniques in their lives for the purpose of utilising the healing effects of laughter.
However, there are no guarantees as it really is dependent on the individual’s own commitment and willingness to embrace the techniques and incorporate them into their daily routine. Sometimes advice from the General Practitioner is recommended seeing that Laughter Yoga is a physical activity.
For further details and information about the Laughter programmes, workshops and laughter training provided by UnitedMind please contact us.
Laughter & Alzheimer’s Disease
The most common types of dementia are Alzheimer’s Disease, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. Symptoms include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.
Cancer may affect people at all ages, even fetuses, but risk for the more common varieties tends to increase with age. According to the American Cancer Society, 7.6 million people died from cancer in the world during 2007.
CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) often manifests with widespread myalgia and arthralgia, cognitive difficulties, chronic mental and physical exhaustion, often severe, and other characteristic symptoms in a previously healthy and active person..
Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer’s motor skills and speech, as well as other functions. In recent years research has shown that physical changes in the body can be accompanied by mental changes as well.
Multiple Sclerosis attacks the brain and affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord to communicate. There is no known cure, however, laughter brings about positive change and chemical reactions in the brain that have potential benefits for MS sufferers.
Coronary Heart Disease is Britain’s biggest killers causing around 82,000 deaths annually. One in five men and one in eight women. In the UK, there is an estimate of 2.7 million people living with the condition and 2 million people affected by angina.