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Steve Wilson: Why Do We Laugh?
Humans are born with the ability to laugh and smile. It is built into our nervous system. In this episode of Watching America, we hear from psychologist and Gelotologist (laughter expert) Steve Wilson. He’s the director of National Humor Month and president of The World Laughter Tour. Wilson also provides training in therapeutic laughter and developed “Good Hearted Living” practices. Host Alan Campbell talks to Wilson about the benefits of laughter, what it means to have a “sense of humor,” and what makes a joke funny—or offensive.
MEET OUR “CHEERMAN OF THE BORED”, STEVE WILSON
LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE
Are you ready to get in on the benefits of this ancient wisdom and modern science?
Welcome to an amazing program of enjoyable healthy movement, healing, strength, mobility, and positive attitudes–regardless of age and fitness level. Laughter Therapy sessions can be called laughter clubs, laughter circles, laughter classes, or laughter parties.
Laughter is not a cure-all but Laughter Therapy makes primary treatments work best by helping block the anger, fear, worry, depression, and pessimism that interfere with healing and growth. In short, laughter is a therapeutic ally. Laughter Therapy appeals to anyone who wants a gentle, mellow and restorative mind-body practice.
You’ll have a great time showing people how to have their best life; how mind and body can build and be in good shape for their whole life; how they can have less stress and more stamina, balance and flexibility.
What at first seems like nonsense makes sense. No jokes. No comedy. Just gentle, wholesome, enjoyable activity. The science of laughter allows us to create a set of activities that gently build and strengthen mind and body in a variety of ways. You learn how to create sessions that are mild-to-moderate activities; pleasant, healthy, that anybody can do standing, seated, even lying down. It is systematic exposure to true mirthful laughter and positive attitudes in a supportive environment.
Aging or injury does not have to mean physical decline. Don’t give up. At 78, I know what it means to face, cope with, and overcome serious health and mobility challenges and emotional and attitudinal obstacles. Laughter Therapy is compatible with all ages, physical conditions, mental status, and life situations. It increases stamina and resilience, revives enthusiasm, and restores joie de vivre.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We support you all the way to mastery of the methods. Starting with participation with a small group for 12 hours of classes (or learn from recorded lessons in Distance Learning) with lots of videos, demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on practice led by a top-notch qualified teacher. Then for a full year you are a member of our private communication community where we follow-up with encouragement, advice, ideas, new reports, and coaching.
This is the only training of its kind that has met the high standards for approval of (US) continuing education for Nurses, Social Workers, Activity Professional, and Case Managers.
We have been collecting evidence of success for twenty years. More than 7,000 people have taken our classes and applied the methods to just about every conceivable situation. They have traveled the world teaching people how to access their ability to grow in strength, flexibility, and stamina—no matter what their fitness level, at all levels of business, healthcare, and education,.
THE BEST VALUE IN TRAINING
Tuition includes all classes, textbook, instructional videos, extensive electronic library of support materials, t-shirt, and certificate.
I hope to see in one of our classes soon. Classes fill up fast. Register now with a deposit.
Steve Wilson, Psychologist
President of World Laughter Tour
Cheerman of The Bored
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“Check out a ‘laughter club’. It’s no joke. Laughter clubs exist all over the country. They’re run by ‘certified laughter leaders’-often psychologists, therapists, and psychiatrists-who are trained in the healing benefits of laughter. These workshops can help you connect with others as you get in a good laugh. Look at World Laughter Tour to find out if there’s a club near you. A good belly laugh produces a chemical reaction that elevates your mood; reduces pain, stress, and blood pressure; and boosts immunity. Humor therapy may be as effective as some prescription drugs at reducing agitation in people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Nursing home patients who were entertained by clowns for two hours once a week were significantly less aggressive and agitated. Even two weeks after the nursing home stopped bringing in the clowns, the patients remained less agitated.”
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