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Mindful Laughter is a combination of two different techniques. Both encompass breath work that is very beneficial to everyone's health. It is a simple basic tool that anyone can use on a daily basis.
Benefits of Mindful Laughter
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The benefits of laughter are countless. It has been proven that laughter is the best medicine. Laughter is one of the few exercises that can be done by all ages. It is low impact, can be done anywhere and it's fun!
Many individuals have contributed to the history of modern therapeutic laughter. It is beyond the scope of this training to talk about all of them. To name a few of them;
Norman Cousins, celebrated writer, published in 1979 "Anatomy of an Illness,"
Dr. William F. Fry, psychiatrist, Stanford University, California, he is considered the father of ‘gelotology’ (the science of laughter).
Dr. Lee Berk, PhD, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Inspired by Norman Cousins, Dr. Berk and his team of researchers from the field of psychoneuro-immunology (PNI) studied the physical impact of mirthful laughter.
Dr. Hunter (Patch) Adams, MD, Patch inspired millions of people by bringing fun and laughter back into the hospital world and putting into practice the idea that “healing should be a loving human interchange, not a business transaction”. He is the founder and director of the Gesundheit Institute, a holistic medical community that has been providing free medical care to thousands of patients since 1971. He is the catalyst for the creation of thousands of therapeutic care clowns worldwide.
Dr. Madan Kataria, MD, In March 1995 this medical doctor in Mumbai, India was writing an article ‘Laughter - The Best Medicine’ for a health journal. In his research he discovered many modern scientific studies that described at great length the many proven benefits of laughter on the human mind and body.
Kabat-Zinn defined mindfulness as "the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgemental to the unfold of experience moment by moment."
Mindfulness is paying attention to our experience in a way that allows us to respond rather than react. We see our experiences without judging them as right or wrong. It is a quality of inner-stillness that is always available, even when our life circumstances feel out of our control and chaotic. It is possible to be mindful/aware/pay attention to everything in our experience including anything we experience through our five senses, as well as our thoughts and emotions.
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Laughter Yoga Leader, Laughter Wellness Coach since April 2013
Mindful Practitioner since November 2015
Reiki Practitioner ART Level since 2000
Karen Hasick presented Laughter and Mindful Laughter for various groups, i.e.; Inter Valley Health Plan, St. Mary Senior Select, St. Mary's Support Groups and others.
Karen Hasick continues working with Ambassadors Unlimited teaching Mindfulness to students from Kindergarten to High School in the Victor Valley area.
Karen Hasick has lead several Laughter Clubs since 2013.