Laughter has been proven to
o lower blood pressure,
o increase the level of oxygen in the blood,
o work abdominal muscles and
o encourage the body to release endorphins that help you to deal with stress and help to reduce feelings of pain.
Laughter can be used to
- make others feel good or it can be used to berate others. My goodness I think we have all been laughed at for one reason or another and I know from personal experience the damage it can do.
- We can use it to make us popular and it can be used as an emotional release mechanism.
- Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit but how many of us love it. So now you know a little bit more about me you will either love it or hate it
Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.
We are born with the physical ability to laugh and we begin to use it from those first baby giggles.
We then learn to use laughing as a social tool we have to learn how to do this so we need to develop a sense of humour.
A child learns that laughter has a positive outcome and learns what actions will get the biggest laugh from others around.
We have all seen children do something and either repeat or mimic actions based on the reactions of people around them and so they will start to develop an awareness of humour.