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The Healing Power of Laughter: A Prescription for Daily Joy

Updated: Apr 24

The Healing Power of Laughter: A Prescription for Daily Joy

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, stress and worry often take centre stage, impacting our mental and physical well-being.

However, an often-overlooked remedy lies within our own innate wisdom – the healing power of laughter. In this blog post, we explore the importance of daily, high-quality laughter as a therapeutic practice, drawing on personal experiences and the profound effects it can have on our body, mind, and soul.

1. Stress Relief: A Priority Straight from Within

Over the years, many clients burdened by stress, worry, and overthinking have shown a common theme in their sessions – a deep-seated need for laughter. It's as if their inner wisdom is urging them to counterbalance the effects of stress with the medicine of laughter. Recognizing this, individuals embark on a journey to incorporate genuine laughter into their daily lives, discovering a potent antidote to life's challenges.

2. Quality Laughter Matters

Not all laughter is created equal. It's not about a mere "ha ha" but the kind that reverberates through your entire being – the belly jiggling, face-hurting laughter. This is the laughter that acts as a balm for the soul, releasing pent-up tension and promoting a sense of liberation.

3. Laughter Yoga: A Transformative Experience

The transformative power of laughter was vividly demonstrated during the Australian BodyTalk Conference in 2018, where laughter yoga was introduced. The ripple effects were awe-inspiring, showcasing the body's innate ability to heal through laughter. This experience underscored how easy it is for individuals to harness the healing potential within themselves through the simple act of laughter.

4. Reclaiming Childhood Joy

Children laughing naturally

As children, laughter flowed effortlessly from us – an average of 300 times a day. It was spontaneous, authentic, and reflected the profound joy of the moment. Laughter, in its essence, is the expression of joy, and as we age, reconnecting with this childlike joy becomes essential for holistic well-being.

5. Breaking Free from Societal Weight

Societal constructs, belief systems, and conditioning accumulate as we age, overshadowing our authentic selves. This often results in a significant decline in laughter, with adults laughing a mere 17 times a day on average. Reclaiming laughter means shedding the weight of societal expectations and embracing the liberating, joyous essence within.

6. Healing on Every Level

Scientifically, laughter has a positive impact on every aspect of our body-mind complex. It stimulates the production of healing hormones, reduces pain, lowers blood pressure, improves digestion, enhances immune system function, and exercises vital organs. Laughter is a holistic healing practice that benefits our entire being.

7. Daily Dedication to Joy
Teens laughing. laughing medicine

The prescription for a healthier, happier life is simple – become more childlike in your approach to joy. Deliberately introduce laughter into your daily routine, regardless of external factors. Whether through comedy shows, movies, podcasts, or spontaneous laughter sessions with loved ones, prioritize your well-being by immersing yourself in the therapeutic power of laughter.

Wrapping up...

Don't wait for stress to accumulate or for health issues to arise as a cue for laughter. Embrace the healing power of laughter now. In laughter, we find not just joy but a profound medicine that can transform our lives from within. So, let the sound of your laughter be the melody of your well-being, a daily ritual that nurtures your body, mind, and soul.

Jacquie xx


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About Jacquie...

Jacquie McIntyre, Mentor, Coach, Integrative Healthacre

Jacquie's a life journier and it's seen her grow and build an eclectic mix of abilities, interests and artistry's that stemmed from her heart connection to the animal kingdom as a child, her deep fascination for human and animal psychology, mashed into that was her ever present love affair with all forms of creativity. ​

She knows all to well that it's impossible to neatly fit us into boxes, nor do the labels fit the true sentience of who we are. And that's why she has integrated her blend of integrative medicine, whole healthcare, community and creativity to this very space. If your willing to dive in with her, prepare to be loved and supported while you embark on this incredible return journey to self.

Through private treatment sessions, seminars, workshops based in integrated consciousness healthcare and founder of the My Incredible Orbit community that gets you the powerful results you so deeply desire.

Consciousness based healthcare, where the best version of you and your journey towards a sensational life awaits you.

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