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Laughter as Therapy

Rochel Burstyn

You’ve probably heard the saying that laughter is the best therapy, but did you know there’s really such a thing as laughing therapy? Let’s hop on over to Colorado to meet Enda Junkins, a licensed psychotherapist for over 30 years who specializes in laughter therapy.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Hi, Enda. What is Laughter Therapy? Laughter therapy uses laughing as a tool to help deal with stress or pain. Laughter yoga, out of India, encourages people to make faces to make them laugh. While I think laughter caused by anything is a good thing, laughter therapy as I practice it, is a genuine form of therapy, helping people find relief and make changes in their lives. The theory behind all of it is that laughter makes us feel physically and emotionally better and promotes healing and wellbeing.


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