We all know that laughter is the best medicine & now seniors in Aged Care Facilities are reaping the benefits. How you ask? Laughter Therapy.
Yes, thats right, Laughter Therapy in Aged Care facilities is on the increase and not only are they having fun and a good laugh but it is also proving to be a huge success in their pain management, as Jeanie Sparks a writer for the Santa Maria Times recently found out.
Following the laughter session, everyone was asked if they had any pains go away. “My emotional ones,” one answered.
“I have chronic knee pain and it really helped. I didn’t think about it during the course of the session,” another said.
Their laughter leader then explained that laughter is more powerful than morphine and cancer patients benefit from it.
Read the full article by Jeanie Sparks here on Laughter Yoga at Senior Centre.
If you’re looking for a Laughter Therapist for your Aged-Care Facility or even for your next team-building day at the office, contact our Chief Laughter Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org Cris can brighten up your day with a good laugh. Just in the last few months, Cris has conducted laughter sessions at Intimate Hygene, Lifeview Corporate and Oracle at their Australian & NZ offices. He’s currently involved in training up diversional therapists and activities coordinators to run their own laughter sessions in-house.