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PHYSICAL BENEFITS
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Lower Blood Pressure

Increase Endorphins

Reduce Pain

Increase Immune System

Strengthen the Heart

Increase Energy

Lower Blood Sugar Levels for Type II Diabetes

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PSYCHOLOGICAL & SOCIAL
BENEFITS of LAUGHTER


Reduce Stress

Promote Positive Thinking

Create a Sense of Community

Help Change Stuck Thought/Feeling Habit Patterns

Promote Compassion

Promote Productivity & Creativity


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Laughter is definitely a healing experience, and we're not talking metaphorically, we're speaking absolutely literally. Laughter is one of the best medicines you can have. Deepak Chopra

According to
University of California, Irvine Professor Lee Berk, "If we took what we know about the medical benefits of laughter and bottled it up, it would require FDA approval. Laughter can lower blood pressure, trigger a flood of endorphins - the brain chemicals that can bring on euphoria and decrease pain, and enhances our immune systems. Gamma-interferon, a disease-fighting protein, rises with laughter. So do B-cells, which produce disease-destroying antibodies, and T-cells, which orchestrate our body's immune response. Laughter lowers the flow of stress hormones, which suppress the immune system, raise blood pressure, and increase the number of platelets, which cause clots and potentially fatal coronary artery blockages."

The late author Norman Cousins credited laughter with helping him beat a potentially fatal connective tissue disease. After his diagnosis, Cousins moved into a hotel room, watched funny videos and movies, read funny books and magazines--and staged a stunning recovery.
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Laugh for Inner Fitness founder,
Stephanie Nash, was a GUEST EXPERT
on an upcoming DEEPOK CHOPRA show "30 Days of Intent"
where she taught participants her Laughing & Smiling
techniques for reducing stress & creating more joy in their lives.

She also taught them her "5 SECOND FIX"
for when negative thoughts & feelings arise
to "pop the bubble" and infuse a positive energy immediately.

She was joined by her trusty assistant,
and qualified happiness expert,CHESTER,
(who got alot of close-ups.)

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H.Workshops, Programs, & Presentations

available for:

CORPORATIONS

"Laugh Breaks" (10-30 minutes long, once a week) can increase ENERGY, PRODUCTIVITY, POSITIVE ATTITUDE, COMMITMENT, and FOCUS.

HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
(Hospitals, Hospice, Mental Health Facilities)

Laugh Programs can promote HEALING, RELAXATION, SENSE of COMMUNITY, COMPASSION, and EASE.

EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Whether as part of a single event or an ongoing program, focus can also be on training teachers to bring these tools into their work.

SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS

Laughter' has quite an impact on our sense of social connection. Fun presentations can be created for specific groups, interests, and themes.

CONFERENCES

A Fun Experiential Presentation can refresh & enliven any audience, increasing focus, and also learning applications (of laughter, smile & positive focus) for executives & management personnel.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Humorous & Informative Presentations of any length can be taylored for any situation.

PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE SESSIONS

Couples, family members, friends, and individuals may want sessions to learn to help use smiling & laughter in practical ways in their lives to balance and/or diffuse difficult situations & emotional responses.





To bring a "Laugh for Fitness" presentation, program
or workshop into your organization or event
or arrange for private sessions:

CONTACT: Stephanie Nash

stephanie@mindfulnessarts.org




"Laugh for Inner Fitness" is similar to "Laughter Therapy" and "Laughing Yoga"
but differs in style, methodology & practical application.
The techniques, tools & tips of "Laugh for Inner Fitness"
have been developed by Stephanie Nash
(many during the course of her 25 years training actors
and 15 years teaching mindfulness meditation)
and translate quite effectively into our contemporary lifestyle
including our working and/or healing environments.


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Dr. Andrew Weil, in his April 2005 newsletter wrote: I think it's (laughter) one of the most effective ways to reduce stress, and preliminary research suggests laughter may also boost immunity, relieve pain, lower blood sugar in people with type-2 diabetes, and help protect against heart disease.
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According to Steve Wilson, physiologist, joyologist and founder of the world laughter tour and a board member of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, when you look at all the research on laughter, it strongly leads us to the conclusion that one of the main purposes of laughter is the discharge of tension. Laughter also energizes people. If you laugh long enough and hard enough you reverse the physiology of stress. And anything that can reduce the ill-effects of stress is an ally in health and happiness.

Two studies released on March 8, 2005 at the American College of Cardiology recommend that people try to laugh on a regular basis. Dr. Michael Miller of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore said, "Thirty minutes of exercise three times a week, and 15 minutes of laughter on a daily basis is probably good for the vascular system. The recommendation for a healthy heart may one day be to exercise, eat right and laugh a few times a day."

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