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    Humor and Laughter Therapy Resources


      It is believed that humor and laughter may have some benificial psychological and physiological effects on the human body and wellbeing feeling.

      Background Information

    • Gelotology [View Resource]
    • Laughter & Humour Therapy! [View Resource]
    • Humor Therapy Infocenter [View Resource]
    • Laughter Therapy: Cancer Treatment Centers of America [View Resource]

      K-12 Experiments, Science Fair Projects and Articles

    • Laughter is the Best Medicine [View Experiment]
    • Laughter and the Brain [View Experiment]
    • Humor therapy for cancer patients [View Experiment]
    • Shift Your Mood With A Laughter Experiment [View Experiment]
    • Laughter Yoga Activities Guide [View Experiment]

      College Experiments, Studies and Articles

    • The Life Threatened Child and the Life Enhancing Clown: Towards a Model of Therapeutic Clowning [View Experiment]
    • ‘‘Laughing’’ rats and the evolutionary antecedents of human joy? [View Experiment]
    • Laughter Yoga for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Depression [View Experiment]
    • Emotions and Health: Laughter Really Is Good Medicine [View Experiment]
    • Humor, Laughter, and Physical Health [View Experiment]
    • The role of laughter in traditional Medicine and its relevance to the clinical Setting: healing with ha! [View Experiment]
    • Therapeutic Use of Humor: Occupational Therapy Clinicians’ Perceptions and Practices [View Experiment]
    • Laughter and Positive Therapies: Modern Approach and Practical Use in Medicine [View Experiment]
    • Laughter and humor as complementary and alternative medicines for dementia patients [View Experiment]
    • Humor's Healing Potential [View Experiment]

      Theses and Dissertations

    • The use of humor in counseling [View Thesis]
    • The implementation of humour as deflective technique in contact boundary disturbance [View Thesis]
    • Humor within the Therapeutic Relationship: Mental Health Therapists’ Experiences and Understandings [View Thesis]
    • What prompts therapists to use humour in a counselling session [View Thesis]

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