Is Laughter the Best Medicine?
Do you need to outsmart stress and improve your wellbeing? Do you recognise early signs of stress and choose healthy coping strategies? Based on her book, ‘Love Laughter and Longevity – The Art and Science of Wellbeing’, Janni explores ideas about wellbeing from Positive Psychology including positive emotions and relationships. Gratitude is the foundation of wellbeing, as well as love, joy, optimism, kindness and compassion.
We need to take responsibility for our health and wellbeing throughout life, based on self-awareness, self-respect, self-appreciation and even just self-preservation! Understand what triggers your stress and how you react to it. Choose healthy coping strategies when your early warning signs of stress are activated. Learn how to use mindfulness and neuroplasticity to strengthen the positive pathways in your brain. Healthy lifestyle choices are crucial for our body, mind and spirit. Our body deserves our best care, but when we experience stress, the healing and regenerative systems cannot work competently. Outsmarting stress is an important goal.
Laughter is one of the most accessible and cost-effective remedies to reduce stress, boost the immune system and contribute to health and wellbeing. Research demonstrates that Laughter reduces the stress hormone, Cortisol. Laughter improves oxygen supply to the brain, so you feel more awake and alert. A D.O.S.E. of happy hormones includes Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin and Endorphins which improve your mood. Laughter has multiple benefits, enhances relationships and improves productivity in the workplace. We will explore the Laughter Prescription, so be prepared to experience the power of Laughter and Laughter Yoga!
Janni Goss is an author, her most recent publication is Love Laughter and Longevity: The art and Science of Wellbeing
Is Laughter the Best Medicine? Try a dose and find out!
Join Janni Goss in her workshop on Sunday May 20 at Living Well in WA