Laughter therapy and its emotional benefits

Laughter therapy and its emotional benefits

Laughing should be good, but it should be better to learn to laugh. And more to laugh at oneself accepting oneself as one is. Well now let's see what is the famous "Risoterapia" making a brief summary of its benefits and usefulness.

Laughter is therapeutic, because it provokes a series of reactions that we will later describe both psychologically and physically, for that reason and for many other things, laughter itself is beneficial, it is a great stimulus that activates our brain causing a joy or better said theemotion of joy.

Since we are born we laugh, although the first thing we do is cry. Listening to a child laugh makes us feel a really tender empathy, makes us happy and fills us with peace. Of course, we do not always want to laugh and that not always as usual we will have special reasons for this, it is not about forcing an emotion, but of discovering and valuing it in health matters.

We must return to children, and as it would be said vulgarly to lose shame, this is what is usually done the sessions of "laughter therapy", and always at group levels, to within a group feel liberated, causing complicity with the rest of the participants that are not always easy in our usual centers within society.

What is Risoterapia used for?


These would be an important pillars of therapy, but as we said before also there is a positive effect on a physical level such as the release of endorphins. To manage the therapy well we must become aware of our space time in the environment that we have had to live, in this case normally with unknown people to whom we will then be opening through the exercises that the therapist considers necessary, and they at the same time They will also be opening towards us and doing the rest of the group. The sessions are usually based on transporting us to childhood, where seemingly absurd games will become a great tool to achieve our goal. From combinations of dances and games with music to countless activities.

Phases that the therapist will combine.

Benefits of laughter

  • Toxin Elimination
  • It serves against depression
  • Bile elimination improvement
  • Rejuvenates and stimulates the muscles of the face
  • Insomnia Elimination
  • Relax the diaphragm
  • Massage spine and cervical
  • Analgesic Effect
  • Avoid constipation
  • It promotes circulation
  • It starts the bodybuilding of some of them just with laughter
  • Clear the nostrils
  • Eye cleaning
  • Lower hypertension
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Clear ears
  • Other benefits…

The human race has a truly effective weapon: laughter.Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) American writer and journalist

David Alvarez