Some on-line comments about laughter
Laughter is the best medicineBy Hayley Court, Wiltshire Gazette
and Herald, UK, published: 5 January 2006
Local news of the opening Laughter Class in Chippenham, Wiltshire, in which Akasha is interviewed by the
newpaper. It stresses that laughter improves self-esteem, health, relationships and communication. "Just laughing
relieves stress and anxiety and helps you become relaxed and comfortable in stressful environments". She also says
that "people who laugh together work well together and this is obviously a positive thing for any office or
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BBC coverage on happiness
In the summer of 2006, the BBC ran a series of programmes on happiness and what research has uncovered on the
subject in recent years. This article says that the under-valued component of happiness is contentment and that
"what we want depends on us, rather than the situation, so by changing our perspective we can affect our level of
contentment as much, if not more, as we could do by changing the situation".
See Happiness Formula
Laughter is a powerful way of changing perspective.