Laughter therapy, as conceived by World Laughter Tour, has several components. Here is one.
Start on the path of GOOD-HEARTED LIVING by making WEEKENDS FOR CHOCOLATE. This does not mean you should necessarily eat actual chocolate. The gist of this practice is to make ‘chocolate’ a metaphor for anything that is ‘sweet’ to you. Especially in stress-filled times, you will better off scheduling sweet activites -pleasures & joys, emotional, physical, spiritual- and the time to enjoy them. This practice is so important that we devote two days for it, whereas the other practices are scheduled for only one day each.
Part of the ‘chocolate’ practice is to savor life’s joys. — Deep happiness cannot exist without slowing down to enjoy the joy. It’s easy in a world of wild stimuli and omnipresent movement to forget to embrace life’s enjoyable experiences. When we neglect to appreciate, we rob the moment of its magic. It’s the simple things in life that can be the most rewarding if we remember to fully experience them. Start with one of the six practices and soon, all six will feel like your natural way of being in the world, and you can do any of them every day, as often as the opportunities present themselves.
If you can maintain your sense of the cosmic joke, too, all the better.
A summary of all 6 practices of Good-Hearted Living is available free in dozens of languages at the World Laughter Tour website. Resilience through learned optimism is enabled when laughter and humor are used together with Good-Hearted Living. All of this and more is taught in our laughter therapy course, “How to Create Therapeutic Laughter.”
Like laughter, chocolate is universal! Listen to Chocolate: Uno, dos tres..