Humour

The healing power of Humour – Part 1


Healing, Humour, Theoretics


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Facing our psychological issues is difficult, confronting and painful. Remember the old adage, “There’s safety in numbers.” It’s true. But there is solace there too. Misery loves company. I feel much better knowing that the Brazilian Fire Ants are stinging you too. The first-person plural, as in “we” is a comforting word. Loneliness is corrosive. “We” is a kinder word than “I”.

Humour: The hidden power


Healing, Humour, Laughter


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Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein said, “A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.” Despite the buffoonish imagery that comes to mind when one considers the joker, the clown or the pie-in-the-face comedian, humour is more than mere silliness. It is an advanced intellectual means of developing new perspectives and coping with extreme circumstances..

Humour & Healing


Healing, Humour, Theoretics


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If we do not address the heart, help to support the spirit and coping elements of the patient, we may ‘heal’ a short term medical problem but have ignored the patients emotional resolve to have long term success. When things don’t go the way we expect, we have to laugh! If you go into a patient room to do the initial assessment, you want to be sure to assess the entire patient. In documenting the assessments, a clock model is used to reference the location of wounds, scars, devices etc. An actual clock does not work with only one hand nor does the body work without key body parts. If we do not address the heart, help to support the spirit and coping elements of the patient, we may ‘heal’ a short term medical problem but have ignored the patients emotional resolve to have long term success. Socrates knew his …

How to Be Naturally Funny


Daily Life, Humour, Jokes, Way of Life


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People who are naturally funny in social situations experience many benefits. Numerous studies have shown that humor reduces social anxiety, helps to ease tension, and has a number of positive emotional and psychological effects. In addition, it has been shown that funny people may be more successful. However, it is important that being funny comes across naturally in a laid-back and spontaneous fashion. Having humor come across as forced and awkward can have a negative impact upon social situations.

Humour Helped me Bounce Back


Daily Life, Humour, Laughter, Way of Life


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One of myy daughters told me this joke today. “Why did the students eat their paper?” I paused. “Because their teacher told them it was a piece of cake!”. I paused again and then laughed out loud. Really laughed. A happy, joyful laugh. And then I laughed again. When was the last time you had a good belly laugh? That you laughed so hard your stomach hurt?