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 Skills for Surviving Anything


Humour, Laughter, Theoretics


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You’ve got to be kidding!” Have you heard yourself saying these words more often than you used to? You hear about the latest cutbacks, reorganization or mergers and your first statement of disbelief is: “You’ve got to be kidding.” That reflex response provides a clue for how you can survive the stress and chaos created by managed care. Your sense of humour and an ability to laugh can nurture and protect your body, mind, and spirit during these times of rapid change. “A sense of humor can help you overlook the unattractive, tolerate the unpleasant, cope with the unexpected, and smile through the unbearable.”

Developing your Sense of Humour


Daily Life, Humour, Laughter, Theoretics


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Your sense of humour has been developing since you were born. It has developed in stride with all your cognition, and has been shaped by your upbringing. You might laugh at the same things your parents do, and you might have difficulty understanding humour outside of the range of your familial and social background. Even within your familial context, you aren’t likely to be in on every joke.

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Do you have a Sense of Humour


Daily Life, Humour, Laughter, Way of Life


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A sense of humour can be a person’s greatest asset. This skill can help you interact easily with others, improve your health, and even help diffuse difficult situations. What’s not often understood is that you don’t have to be funny to have a sense of humour, you just have to learn to see the lighter side of things.