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Humour in a time of Covid-19June 23, 2020
I have been searching the internet for humour in this time of Covid-19 and found some interesting blogs. But when I look back at one of my first few posts about the Theoretics of Humour I discovered that if you look through these three theories you find the following:
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Laughter Is the Best MedicineJune 16, 2020
Modern life has become increasingly complicated and it’s believed that stress is the primary obstacle to laughter. Laughter is a physical expression of humor and joy that has numerous protective qualities. It’s one of the best ways to manage perceptions of stress and to develop resilience and improve psychological sturdiness as it strongly correlates with happiness.
The importance of Humour in nursingMay 12, 2020
The nursing profession is notoriously high-pressure profession. Especially in the times we live in now with this corona pandemic. Many patients that nurses encounter are in a grave state of need, and nurses may not always meet their patients’ needs, despite their best efforts. With so many individuals needing a coping mechanism (please read this blog also), it’s no wonder that many people turn to the power of humour and laughter.
Connecting Time – The Healthy Mind Platter (6/8)May 5, 2020
Connecting time – The healing power of relationships According to Matthew Lieberman, one of the founders of social cognitive neuroscience, our “evolutionary wiring predisposes us to be social,” actually causing a sense of physical pain if we are socially rejected. As such one could argue that social connection is a basic human need, very much like water, food and shelter. social support is a well-documented antecedent of wellbeing.
How to Analyze a JokeMay 26, 2020
Wonder how a joke works? Sick of never “getting” it? In just a few steps, you can learn how to analyze a joke and figure it out. Here are the few steps you need to take to analyze a joke. Break it down to the leading line and punch line. For the sake of the blog, I am going to use: “Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side.”
How to ‘game your brain’: the benefits of neuroplasticityApril 14, 2020
One day in January 2007, a US federal government construction contractor called Doug Reitmeyer arrived at the offices of a brain-fitness software company called Posit Science, in downtown San Francisco. Reitmeyer’s son, Ryan, had had a devastating boat accident two years earlier. At about 9.45pm, four of Ryan’s friends had asked him to take them back to their car across the lake.
Humour a Coping Mechanism for CaregiversMarch 24, 2020
Nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals cope daily with the reality and horror of illness, suffering, and death. If you are unable to cope effectively with this, you would experience “a burnout” or more accurately called “a compassion fatigue”. Your compassion and caring may leave you vulnerable to feelings of sympathy for those we serve.