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Laughing is healthy: has been shown scientifically that the cerebral cortex releases electrical impulses a second after starting to laugh, expelling the negative energy in our bodies.
Sigmund Freud attributed to the guffaws the power to release the body of negative energy. Something that has been scientifically demonstrated when it was discovered that the cerebral cortex releases electrical impulses a second after starting to laugh.
Babies start to laugh by four months of age. To laugh, the brain emits an order that causes segregation of endorphins, substances that have properties similar to morphine, easing the pain, providing balance between the vital tone and depression.
Laughter is located in the prefrontal area of the cerebral cortex, where resides the creativity, ability to think in next future. As we are going to grow, we gain in maturity, but we lose the spontaneity of let us go with laughter, or even see the positive and funny side of things. That is why you have times that suits to remember how to laugh. There are therapies for this purpose, emphasizing laughter therapy.

Beneficial effects of laughter

"The laughing God, were born seven gods that rule the world (..)"
When the laughter broke out, appeared light (...)
When he returned to laugh for a second time, flowed water (...)
The seventh time he laughed appeared the soul (...)"
Laughing has numerous advantages, among which are:
  • Laughter reduces insomnia.
  • It prevents heart attacks, since the spasms that occur in the diaphragm strengthens the heart and lungs.
  • It Rejuvenates the skin because it has a toning and anti-wrinkle effect.
  • To the release of endorphins, it has an analgesic effect.
  • Laughter makes vibrate the head and nose and ear is clear.
  • It reduces blood pressure.
  • It strengthens the immune system.
  • It facilitates digestion by increasing the contractions of the abdominal muscles.
  • Improves breathing.
As for effects psychologically, laughter eliminates stress and relieves depression, increasing the self-esteem and self confidence. Fight fears and phobias, as well as shyness, to facilitate communication between people, expressing emotions and favoring the existence of emotional ties. Laughter relieves suffering, as well as downloading tensions, promoting creativity and imagination.

What laughter therapy?

Laughter therapy is a form of learning to see things from the positive side to get more fruit to life and work, as well as a simple way of improving health through pleasurable emotions.
More than 4000 years ago in the old Chinese Empire, there were a few temples where people gathered to laugh, in order to find a balance for health. In ancient cultures of tribal type, the figure of the clown 'doctor', there was a dress and makeup, sorcerer applied laughter therapy to cure ill warriors.
The workshops are participative, try to take out the laughter of the inner child of each with games, dancing, music, etc...
The general methodology of these workshops are:
  • Stretching, using them will unlock the body to release tension.
  • Communication, to create a good environment and complicity between the participants.
  • Games, a way to return to childhood.
It is a technique to provoke that laughter we have children, so it flows of the heart and not the head.
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