Laughter can have tremendous effects on our physical, mental and social wellbeing. It strengthens our bonds, protects our heart, and the immune system.
Nowadays, clown therapy is well-known apart from yoga laughter therapy. It is known to have many therapeutic benefits for hospitalised patients. Clown performers help in improving a patient’s mood, reduce anxiety, boost the immune system, and create a very positive and warm environment. They are known with many other names, for example, clown-doctor, therapeutic clown, medical clown, or hospital clown.
According to studies, humour used following the death of a spouse has increased emotional strength. Those who used laughter as a way to be positive were able to separate their negative emotions which resulted in less depressive symptoms thereafter.
Dr. Maria Fotiadou, health psychologist and a principal lecturer of Psychology course at the University of Westminster told Westminster World: “I recommend my clients to watch movies or tv shows that make them laugh. It is very important to recognize emotions whether it is positive or negative.”
“Due to covid-19, majorly people work from their home who have become frustrated and pessimistic. I encourage them to use laughter in their everyday lives to maintain a healthy environment amongst family members.”
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