Laughter is the best medicine

World Laughter Day 2012

This Sunday, May 6th, is World Laughter Day 2012.  Vancouver Laughter Yoga launched one year ago in the Barberton Grange.  We have met and laughed with many folks in the community and would like to thank you all for sharing in the goal... "World peace through laughter" (and feeling good while doing so!).  Please view our event schedule and location on our Facebook page.
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Change Your Mind

Laughter Yoga has enormous health benefits.  The healing of the mind is primary.  As most problems stem from the mind, one needs to change the mind state and attitude and Laughter Yoga is an ideal way to do this. One’s mood state can change almost instantaneously from negative to positively generating feelings of happiness, joy and calmness.  Laughter Yoga steers us away from pessimistic thoughts ...
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Laugh So You Don’t Cry

Great article from the Scientific American on how "laughing kills the pain".  Join Vancouver Laughter Yoga for the best medicine! for schedule updates... ho ho, ha ha ha!
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Hypnosis: the power of hypnotic suggestion…

According to studies done at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College, London, hypnosis even once and the suggestions given in a hypnotic state, can produce actions in human beings that are the same type of actions that would have resulted from more long-term conditioning and practice.   Enjoying the relaxation of hypnosis and developing desired actions (changing old patterns) a...
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Scientists Hint at Why Laughter Feels So Good

Our next Laughter Club is October 13th...  We'll have our moments similar to what Dr. Dunbar states in this article... Dr. Dunbar, however, was concerned with relaxed, contagious social laughter, not the tyrant’s cackle or the “polite titter” of awkward conversation. He said a classic example would be the dinner at which everyone else speaks a different language and someone makes an apparently hil...
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Laughter for dementia…

Time to attend Laughter Club... prevention is a great medicine!! LAUGHTER really could be the best medicine when it comes to treating dementia. Sufferers who were treated to amusing visits from a "humor therapist" and cared for by staff under the watchful eye of a "laughter boss" were found to be less agitated. Four hundred people in 36 nursing homes took part in the University of NSW study. "H...
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